INTERVIEW WITH THE TODDS

A Cruel Deception (Bess Crawford Book 11) Charles Todd Oct 22nd, 2019 William Morrow Pub A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd brings back Bess Crawford in a riveting mystery.  As always tidbits of the historical context of the war allows readers to feel as if they were transported in time to another place and era. As Bess is pondering her future at wars end, she is asked by her Matron to travel to France to find out what has happened to her son Lawrence Minton. He is a WWI veteran who is supposed to be sitting in on the Paris peace talks but seems to have gone missing. After tracking Lawrence down in a small village, Bess discovers he’s...

INTERVIEW WITH THE TODDS

A FORGOTTEN PLACE by Charles Todd is a suspenseful story with engaging characters.  Their best books are the ones that flesh out the hero and heroine, allowing readers to get to know more and more of the beloved characters, in this case Bess Crawford. The story delves into the very dark aftermath of WW1 that has left many embittered and broken men. The story compassionately relates how the war has ended, but the suffering and agony of the injured has not disappeared. Bess is tending to soldiers who lost limbs and are suicidal.  A group of Welsh soldiers, whose serious injuries make their future employment doubtful, feel they have no reason...