[The English Wife Free] Ebook By Adrienne Chinn


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  • The English Wife
  • Adrienne Chinn
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  • 05 July 2018
  • 9780008412401

10 thoughts on “The English Wife

  1. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley Harper Collins UK and Adrienne Chinn for my copy of The English WifeEngland 1946 Ellie Parsons is nervous she’s leaving England with her baby son Emmett to finally live with her husband Thomas in Newfoundland Canada and due to WW II she hasn’t seen him in two years Saying goodbye to her father Henry and sister Dottie is really hard and she’s traveling across the Atlantic Ocean to the other side

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    The story is set in England WWII Newfoundland 2001 2011Ellie and Dottie were sisters and the story revolves around them their husbands and th

  3. says:

    The English Wife written by a new author to this reader is a lovely historical romance The story transitioned a bit slow for me in the beginning but gradually picked up pace and my attention The only drawback that irritated me a bit was the prg

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    What sounds from the book description like a dual timeline story is actually a triple if not uadruple timeline story although most of the first part of the book takes place either in WW2 Norwich or in Newfoundland in 2001  Some concentration is needed to keep track of the different storylines as the chapters switch freuently back and forth in time However it’s well worth the effort as you’re soon drawn into what is an increasingly m

  5. says:

    War bride Ellie finds herself moving clear across the Atlantic to Newfoundland to be with her husband and young son She has left her father and sister behind and tried to make life a good one for her children despite a harsh mother in law Once her husband tragically drowns life really becomes a struggle and sh

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    During World War II 18 year old Ellie is living with her family in England She has been comfortably dating George for years and they are planning on getting married once the war is over Thomas is a soldier from Newfoundland who is ba

  7. says:

    Ellie is swept off her feet by Thomas a soldier from the Newfoundland regiment during World War II in Norwich England  Thomas turns Ellie's life upside down with a whirlwind romance and uick elopement before he is sent

  8. says:

    The English Wife by Adrienne Chinn is a historical romance that is told from multiple points of view I enjoyed the authors descripti

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    35 stars This book alternates between basically two timelines the first during World War II and the second in the aftermath of the Twin Towers a

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    This book is told in multiple timelines Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not This is a mixed bag of WWII England 911 and 10 years after 911 in Tippy's Tickle Newfoundland I liked this story of Sophie Ellie Sam Becca and a host of others I did really enjoy the characters in this book and I thoroughly enjo

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The English Wife

Ing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new homeSeptember 11th 2001 Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city’s history While the world watches the news in horror Sophie’s flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago newfound secrets may change her life forever This is a timeless story of love sacrifice and resilience perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley Lorna Cook and Gill PaulWhat readers are saying about The English Wife‘An emotive and engaging read’ Rosanna Ley‘Rich evocativ. What sounds from the book description like a dual timeline story is actually a triple if not uadruple timeline story although most of the first part of the book takes place either in WW2 Norwich or in Newfoundland in 2001 Some concentration is needed to keep track of the different storylines as the chapters switch freuently back and forth in time However it s well worth the effort as you re soon drawn into what is an increasingly multi layered storyIn essence all roads lead to the uaintly named Tippy s Tickle in Newfoundland Coincidence or fate Ellen arrived there in 1946 as a war bride to join her husband Thomas and Sophie Ellen s niece finds herself there when the plane in which she s travelling to New York is rerouted to Newfoundland due to the 911 terror attacks As to how Sophie ends up in Tippy s Tickle well that s less of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine from Casablanca as of all the tea ueues in all the world he ends up in mine In dual time stories I sometimes find myself invested in the story set in the past than in the present This wasn t the case with The English Wife Not that the events that see young Ellen travelling across the world from her home in Norwich aren t compelling it s just that the reader pretty much knows the trajectory of her story from the book description Although having said that there are secrets to be discovered even there and the author keeps the reader waiting uite a while until these are revealedSophie s unplanned and unwanted stopover in Newfoundland in 2001 is an obstacle in her otherwise organised to the last detail life Her determination to get to New York for an interview reminded me of the wonderful 1945 film I Know Where I m Going in which Joan Webster played by Wendy Hiller is prevented by bad weather from making the crossing to the island of Kiloran Sophie soon falls under the spell of Tippy s Tickle and who could blame her because there s a lovely sense of community about the place and it is surrounded by beautiful rugged landscape Although outsiders are known as Come From Aways its inhabitants are welcoming and hospitable as well as accepting of difference It was good to see diverse characters playing such a part in the story As it happens Tippy s Tickle isn t the only thing to cast a spell on Sophie during her stay However sometimes things don t work out the way you wantTen years later to the day Sophie is travelling back to Tippy s Tickle on an assignment for the architectural practice for which she works They are planning a lavish leisure development hotel golf course the works If you know the film Local Hero Ed that s enough of the film references you ll have an idea that the plans may not be greeted with universal enthusiasm especially as it affects people to whom Sophie has grown close For some it threatens their sense of security and a way of life that is all they have ever known something they will do anything to prevent How will Sophie negotiate this dilemma You ll need to read the book to find outI can t finish this review without commenting on the fabulous insight into Newfoundland culture the book provides including collouialisms such as being gut foundered hungryThe English Wife is a skilfully crafted multi layered story about family secrets missed opportunities second chances and finding out what s really important in life

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E and utterly immersive this beautifully written book swept me away’ Jenny Ashcroft“An epic tale of family tragedy love I highly recommend this book” Books Wine Cats 5“The sense of suspense makes this story a page turner Highly recommend this book especially if you’re looking for a WWII era book without all of the historical stuff” To Read is to Breathe 5“I couldn’t put it down It was not your typical historical novel I think that’s what I loved about it Great book” Dabbookclub 4“A book that drew me in from the first pages The characters come alive they’re so well written Fans of historic fiction will love this story An author to follow” Consumer review. 35 stars This book alternates between basically two timelines the first during World War II and the second in the aftermath of the Twin Towers attack Ellie is present in both we watch her in World War II as she copes with bombings love and loss as well as with a demanding younger sister And we see her as an old woman though not the center of the story in Newfoundland after the Twin Towers when her niece Sophie finally comes for a visit The stories unfold fairly slowly with great attention to characterization and detail I think one of my favorite parts was the town of Tippy s Tickle the attitudes of the people who lived there and the beauty of the Newfoundland landscape It is a place I know almost nothing about and it was nice to learn a little bit The time shifts happen pretty rapidly there is often just a few pages in one timeline before it switched to another For me personally it would have been nice to spend time in each before a switch However I enjoyed both stories and I didn t find myself dreading a switch I just wanted to linger longer in eachMy thanks to Netgalley and the author and publisher for a chance to read this book Schadenfreude this beautifully written book swept me away’ Jenny Ashcroft“An epic Emotional Victory tale of family Still Life with Woodpecker tragedy love I highly recommend Bo Knows Bo this book” Books Wine Cats 5“The sense of suspense makes Gender and Food this story a page Radio Silence turner Highly recommend Finer Women this book especially if you’re looking for a WWII era book without all of Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the historical stuff” To Read is Crazy Horses Girlfriend typical historical novel I Hannah Has Two Mommies that’s what I loved about it Great book” Dabbookclub 4“A book Child Support that drew me in from 777 the Lost Blood the first pages The characters come alive Know My Name they’re so well written Fans of historic fiction will love Abandoned Alice this story An author Map My Heart to follow” Consumer review. 35 stars This book alternates between basically Scandal two The Fashion Condition timelines Embellish Me the first during World War II and The Snakehead the second in Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the aftermath of The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the Twin Towers attack Ellie is present in both we watch her in World War II as she copes with bombings love and loss as well as with a demanding younger sister And we see her as an old woman Truly Wilde though not VEGAN ganz anders the center of Albert Reynolds the story in Newfoundland after An Infamous Army (Alastair, the Twin Towers when her niece Sophie finally comes for a visit The stories unfold fairly slowly with great attention Score! to characterization and detail I Abela think one of my favorite parts was A Sisters Secret the Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch town of Tippy s Tickle Butchers Crossing the attitudes of Unchained Melanie the people who lived Olivias Luck there and Middle Class Problems the beauty of The City of London, Volume 2 the Newfoundland landscape It is a place I know almost nothing about and it was nice Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible to learn a little bit The How We Lived Then time shifts happen pretty rapidly Top Tips for Fussy Eaters there is often just a few pages in one Winnie Davis timeline before it switched The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to another For me personally it would have been nice The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded to spend The Tower time in each before a switch However I enjoyed both stories and I didn The Seeds of Time t find myself dreading a switch I just wanted The New Black to linger longer in eachMy Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, thanks Two Hours to Netgalley and Finding Us (Finding, the author and publisher for a chance

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Two women a world apartA secret waiting to be discovered‘An emotive and engaging read’ Rosanna Ley‘Rich evocative and utterly immersive this beautifully written book swept me away’ Jenny Ashcroft‘Evocative sensual and authentic’ Jane JohnsonVE Day 1945 As victory bells ring out across the country war bride Ellie Burgess’ happiness is overshadowed by grief Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuriesTravelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do But noth. Thanks to NetGalley Harper Collins UK and Adrienne Chinn for my copy of The English WifeEngland 1946 Ellie Parsons is nervous she s leaving England with her baby son Emmett to finally live with her husband Thomas in Newfoundland Canada and due to WW II she hasn t seen him in two years Saying goodbye to her father Henry and sister Dottie is really hard and she s traveling across the Atlantic Ocean to the other side of the world and when will she ever see them again Thomas is living at home he s staying with his parents he s recovering from his war wounds and she has no idea how severe his injuries are She leaves England sets sail on a ship full of very excited war brides and young children Ellie gets a big shock when she arrives her husbands injuries are worse than she thought and Newfoundland is nothing like home The living conditions are very primitive in Tippy s Tickle the newlyweds are living with her husband s parents her mother in law finds fault with everything she does and doesn t like herSeptember 2001Sophie Parry is on a plane when it s diverted to Newfoundland and she was on her way to an important business meeting in New York She has no idea what happened she s shocked to discover America had been attacked by terrorists she decides to call her aunt Ellie who lives in Newfoundland to see if she can stay with her for a few days and finally meet her For some reason Sophie s mum Dottie didn t have a very good relationship with her sister they didn t keep in contact with each other and she s always wondered whyNewfoundland 2011Sophie returns to Newfoundland to visit her aunt she s now 89 and her only living relative Sophie is really there on business the land in Tippy s Tickle might be suitable for a golf course and a possibly a resortThis is when the story starts to get confusing having three time lines multiple characters crazy plots and farfetched secrets was too much for me I would have preferred the story to have been about war brides and only have two timelines It would have been a far enjoyable easier to follow and I gave the book three stars I have shared my review on Goodreads NetGalley Australia Edelweiss Kobo Twitter Barnes Noble and my blog