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Time and Regret review ã eBook or Kindle ePUB × When Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long buried family secrets In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her Determined to solve her grandfather’s puzzle Grace follows his dVery unlike the one who raised her one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harboring secrets and the Grace learns about her family the less she thinks she can trust th. 45 starsThe book alternates between Martin’s life during WWI and his granddaughter Grace’s life in early 1990s Grace is recently divorced with two kids who’s trying to get her life back together When she discovers her grandfather’s old war diaries and a message with a puzzle in her attic she decides to visit the war sites in FranceI don’t remember if I’ve read books set in WWI before it’ usually WWII so this was a great change Although reading Martin’s diary entries it could have been set in either war I’m not usually fan of letters in books and mostly just skip them but here it workedI liked both Grace and Martin and couldn’t choose which POV I liked better which is rare Martin was so eager to go to war but it soon turns into bitterness and rage as the war goes on The war changed him forever and it wasn’t easy to come back and live with a survivor’s guiltI wasn’t huge fan of Pierre He was a nice guy and it was great that Grace found him but I don’t know I think he was boring and that they had no chemistry between themI didn’t understand Grace’s grandmother Cynthia’s coldness towards her I wonder what happened to her because she wasn’t like that in Martin’s diaries I would have liked to learn about herThis was my first book by the author and it definitely won’t be the last I really loved this book and look forward reading from her

Time and RegretVery unlike the one who raised her one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harboring secrets and the Grace learns about her family the less she thinks she can trust th. 45 starsThe book alternates between Martin’s life during WWI and his granddaughter Grace’s life in early 1990s Grace is recently divorced with two kids who’s trying to get her life back together When she discovers her grandfather’s old war diaries and a message with a puzzle in her attic she decides to visit the war sites in FranceI don’t remember if I’ve read books set in WWI before it’ usually WWII so this was a great change Although reading Martin’s diary entries it could have been set in either war I’m not usually fan of letters in books and mostly just skip them but here it workedI liked both Grace and Martin and couldn’t choose which POV I liked better which is rare Martin was so eager to go to war but it soon turns into bitterness and rage as the war goes on The war changed him forever and it wasn’t easy to come back and live with a survivor’s guiltI wasn’t huge fan of Pierre He was a nice guy and it was great that Grace found him but I don’t know I think he was boring and that they had no chemistry between themI didn’t understand Grace’s grandmother Cynthia’s coldness towards her I wonder what happened to her because she wasn’t like that in Martin’s diaries I would have liked to learn about herThis was my first book by the author and it definitely won’t be the last I really loved this book and look forward reading from her

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Time and Regret ì Lows his diary entries across towns and battle sites in northern France where she becomes increasingly drawn to a charming French man and suddenly aware that someone is following herThrough her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels a picture emerges of a man. A discovery amongst her grandfather's things sends a woman on a journey through the past that leads to a danger in the presentI seem to have been drawn this year to stories with split time lines featuring a person in the present and a person in the past during the war years I believe this is my fourth one However this was my first one with a WWI backdrop War is always hell No doubt However the trench warfare and massive losses of that series of battles is horrific and staggering And that doesn't take into consideration those who survived it and were never the same I found getting the split perspectives of a soldier during that time and his granddaughter in the present to be eually engagingGrace Hansen is a middle aged woman with a successful career two wonderful sons and a good home life until her husband wants a divorce This decision forces her to look about her and reassess her life But the catalyst that really brings change is when she is clearing out all that her husband left behind and comes across a box in the attic that her grandfather left with her before he died She was raised by her grandparents when her father died and her mother fell apart Her grandmother was strict and cold to her but her grandfather was everything Finding the box with some old war effects and his war diaries along with a cryptic note about regret and wanting Grace to to solve his riddle and finish his task sets her on uite the soul searching journeyMartin signs up and is soon shipped across the Atlantic and into war with his three close friends As junior officers they all must keep their men heartened and alive as best as possible It is not long before Martin sees the gross ineptitude of the leadership and he and his men pay the price Mired in the trenches and counting victory and defeat by the yard his hope is extinguishing Losses of friends and men snuff it out completely until he meets CynthiaGrace follows the path of her grandfather from battle to battle over the same terrain hoping something will speak to her What does he regret and what does he want to fix She ponders this as she realizes that she is being followed and also encounters a handsome Frenchman who shows an interest and makes her feel like a desired woman againAs I mentioned earlier this story is split time line Grace narrates the contemporary portion There are excerpts from Martin's diary and also portions where Martin narrates the historical portion The story is a cross between women's fiction romantic suspense and historical I liked how the author brought together all three elementsThe war is not sugar coated in either time line I did enjoy that there is a broader focus to the story All the places Grace visited were described so well that I felt I was there from the points of interest the food the hotels and even the life of the people Her handsome Frenchman was urbane and knowledgeable about food art and history so they had wonderful times togetherThe mystery is the catalyst driving Grace's pursuit of truth but the suspense of who is trailing her and why slowly build momentum to a startling finish Most of the story takes it's time but then starts hurdling faster and faster near the endIn the end Grace has been on a journey of self discovery and I loved seeing it happen as she worked out her grandfather's final reuest This was a lovely story and I can easily recommend it to those who enjoy historical fiction light romantic suspense and women's fiction with a touch of romanceI received this book from Net Galley in exchange of an honest review free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ M.K. Tod

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M.K. Tod ✓ 3 review When Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather she has no idea it holds the key to his past and to long buried family secrets In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her Determined to solve her grandfather’s puzzle Grace fol. Grace is a divorced mom with two kids Her grandfather dies and leaves her with a puzzle mystery from his service in WWI Grace goes to France trying to solve the puzzle while we read Grandpa's diary entries and learn the horrors he suffered while serving during the warThe story flowed nicely jumping back and forth between the 1990's and 1910's I appreciate the descriptions of daily life during war time and I could believe this story may have actually happened I liked the style of writing and would recommend this book and authorI received this ebook from netgalleycom in exchange for a review3 stars out of 5