The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree

Book - 2012
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"You're going to love Todd."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

The critically acclaimed creator of the Inspector Ian Rutledge and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford mystery series, Charles Todd now offers readers a bittersweet love story and romantic mystery that unfolds at Christmas during the dangerous opening days of World War I. The Walnut Tree is an unforgettable story of a woman who puts herself in the line of fire for the sake of wounded soldiers and falls deeply in love with a man who may be forbidden to her. For anyone who has fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey, and for all the fans of the British-set mysteries of Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Ruth Rendell, Martha Grimes, and Jacqueline Winspear, The Walnut Tree is essential reading.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780062236999
Characteristics: 248 p.


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Apr 20, 2016

One of the best Bess Crawford books - not too much of her this time

Jan 12, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. I liked that the romance, while part of the story, didn't shut out the rest of what was happening to the characters. For me, the narrative as to what was happening during the time period and the actions/reactions of the characters really brought the story to life. My only complaint is the sudden ending - the main character vows to do one thing and, within a few pages, does the exact opposite and then -- story's done!

Jul 03, 2015

This is the BEST book I have ever read. It includes fighting for what you want, never giving up, and a little romance. It's very enjoyable.

Apr 05, 2014

a very good read. the characters are personal and admirable. taking place in 1914 during war time it shows the resilence of the people who make up our world.

Apr 04, 2014

A pleasant and interesting read, even though it's hard to explain why.

ChristchurchLib Jan 14, 2013

"Haunted by the horrors she witnessed in France during the enemy invasion of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas, a titled young Englishwoman, is transformed by her experience and leaves her sheltered life behind to become a nurse and return to the battlefields of France to do her part." January 2013 Thrillers & Suspense Newsletter

Dec 27, 2012

This is a nice stand alone by Charles Todd. (mother and son writing team) It is a Christmas story but remember the main character is a WW1 nurse so it is not all about snowflakes and gentle wishes. Bess Crawford makes a cameo.

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Jul 18, 2014

ellizzabbetthhh01 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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