Monday, May 16, 2016

Book Review: The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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Title: The Amazing Interlude

Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Series: Standalone

Genre: Historical

Audience: Adult


Driven by a sense of duty and a fear of monotony, Sara Lee leaves her comfortable life and fiance in Philadelphia to serve the Red Cross in Belgium during WWI. The spirited heroine finds a niche for herself helping wounded soldiers. She meets a mysterious gentleman and falls into a haunting romance. 
The Amazing Interlude is a bittersweet journey that draws from Mary Rinehart's own experience as a World War I correspondent. Fusing fiction with fact, she deftly portrays an exhilarating tale of an honorable woman's determination to make a difference in a time of tumultuous war.

**4 stars**

It's so interesting reading a novel about World War 1 that was written around the same time, 1918! The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart tells the story of a quiet, ordinary girl who has a niggling longing to do something that counts. But with a stubborn, bullish boyfriend and many odds stacked against her, will she be able to go where her heart belongs?

Though the writing style of these old books isn't my favorite (it's more narrative), I do love reading them once in awhile! There's something charming and classical about The Amazing Interlude and I quite enjoyed it! ^_^ War, struggles, tender romance, soldiers, spies, and searching out the heart's longings. An interesting and lovely little tale. If you enjoy old books and World War 1 historical romance, you should definitely give this novel a try!

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