Bess Crawford #9
On Sale: September 26, 2017
Featuring: James Travis; Captain Alan Travis; Bess Crawford
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From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd
a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I
on all who witnessed itóofficers, soldiers, doctors, and
battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford.
Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting
rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post,
Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island
of Barbados. Later, when heís brought into her forward
aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is
alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin,
Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the Captain is
brought back to the aid station with a more severe wound,
once more angrily denouncing the Lieutenant as a killer.
But when it appears that James Travis couldnít have shot
him, the Captainís sanity is questioned. Still, Bess
wonders how such an experienced officer could be so
On leave in England, Bess finds the Captain strapped to
his bed in a clinic for brain injuries. Horrified by his
condition, Bess and Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travel
to James Travisís home in Suffolk, to learn more about
the baffling relationship between these two cousins.
Her search will lead this smart, capable, and
compassionate young woman into unexpected danger, and
bring her face to face with the visible and invisible
wounds of war that not even the much-longed for peace can
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