The Farmer's Daughter

Mary Nichols

June, 1944. Since her father's stroke, Jean has been trying to run her parents' small farm almost single-handedly and is in desperate need of help. Karl, a German prisoner of war captured when the Allies invade France in 1944, turns out to be just what she needs. Jean and Karl become closer - much to the dismay of Jean's family and Karl's compatrio
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Allison and Busby
Language:
English
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Overview
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June, 1944. Since her father's stroke, Jean has been trying to run her parents' small farm almost single-handedly and is in desperate need of help. Karl, a German prisoner of war captured when the Allies invade France in 1944, turns out to be just what she needs. He is polite, hardworking and homesick, but is he more than that? Fraternisation between the prisoners and the local population is forbidden, but as the weeks and months pass, Jean and Karl become closer – much to the dismay of Jean’s family and Karl’s compatriots. Can their love have a future when it seems every hand is against them?

About The Author
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Born in Singapore, Mary Nichols has spent most of her life in East Anglia. She has written short stories and articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines, but has turned to writing novels. Mary lives in ELY, Cambridgeshire.

REVIEWS
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“Mary Nichols manages to conjure up a wonderfully real atmosphere as we near the end of the second world war – it’s not hard to see why Jean is attracted to Karl, after all most of the young men she might have been tempted to form an alliance with have gone off to war. Mary’s captivating passages are a delight to read, and the sense that you’re there, in 1944, is overwhelming. Superb.”

- Books Monthly

"An approachable, but compelling, read which raises some interesting moral issues about wartime relationships."

- Historical Novels Review