Vividly evocative and steeped in history… A rousing character-driven tale.
Set against the backdrop of WWI, Schroller’s debut historical novel is a compelling story about a couple’s journey of love, loss, regrets, and redemption. It’s been two decades since Joe Parker has left WWI’s battlefields. And though Joe thinks otherwise, the trauma of his past still weighs heavy on his psyche. A visit to Villers-Bretonneux, the location of Joe’s most brutal battle, uncovers old secrets, unraveling Joe’s relationship with his wife Sophie. Although the novel gets off to a slow start, once Joe and Sophie begin their trip, the stakes get higher, as does the suspense of the story. There are touching descriptions of what soldiers fighting at the front go through as trauma of the war takes over their guilt-ridden psyche. The expert prose traces Joe and Sophie’s hopes, joys, griefs, conflicts, and inner turmoil with understanding and compassion. Readers will be left impressed with Schroller’s control over her historical atmosphere as well as her multilayered, intriguing characterizations. An engaging, poignant tale from an author to watch.
Dare Not Tell
From WWI France to Australia and back again… Secrets will break your heart (The Immense Sky Saga Book 1)
By Elaine Schroller
Pub date November 29, 2021
Price $9.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition