The Bravest Soldiers by Elaine Schroller was an amazing historical fiction with a dash of romance. It is set in WWII in Australia and has been winning awards - as it should!
For those who know Schroller's work, we meet Sophie in book one of The Immense Sky Saga. She was a nurse in WWI in France but when the war ended, she emigrated to Australia with her new husband, adopted son, and step-son. The Bravest Soldiers is what happens to Sophie as a mom during WWII.
Sophie is one of those "do it all" ladies who sees a need and fills it. But what happens when the needs are those you cannot fill and the fear of loss is almost too immense? Schroller helps us see that bravery doesn't just happen on the front line of a war. In fact, the bravest soldiers are often the women who are left behind to keep things running despite the stress and worry.
This is a must-read, and I can't wait to get my hands on Book #1 - Dare Not to Tell - as well as the next novel in this series!
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