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Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier's Wife

A novel full of grand passion and intensity, THE SOLDIER'S WIFE asks "What would you do for your family?" "What should you do for a stranger?" and "What would you do for love?"

June 2011

June's roundup of New in Paperback titles includes FAITHFUL PLACE, Tana French’s highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder Squad; THE LION by Nelson DeMille, the eagerly awaited follow-up to THE LION’S GAME that sees the return of former NYPD homicide detective and special agent John Corey; RESCUE, Anita Shreve’s masterful portrayal of a family trying to understand its fractured past and begin again; and SEAWORTHY, a true tale of blue-water fishing after a 10-year hiatus by Linda Greenlaw.

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

June 2011

When we think about war, we think about everything in black and white. There are two sides. One is good, and the other is evil. There are allies and enemies, and never should the two meet. Or so we think. But THE SOLDIER'S WIFE throws all that to the wind. Author Margaret Leroy places Vivienne de la Mare in a challenging situation. She is at home on the island of Guernsey with her two young daughters and her elderly mother-in-law as her husband is off fighting the Germans. Rumors of war are swirling around, though life for the moment is safe. Some residents of Guernsey are evacuating to England while others continue living their lives at home in peace, or in as much peace as one can have when war is everywhere.