Jun 17

Flora’s War by Audrey Reimann – Reviewed by Jan Speedie

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Audrey Reimann has woven a very readable saga about life in Scotland and Canada before and after the Second World War. Following the discovery of Sir Gordon Campbell’s drowned body the story unfolds.

Orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from the cruel reform school she has been sent to. Her future seems set to change when she meets Andrew Stewart on shore leave from the Royal Navy. At last happiness seems set for Flora and Andrew only to be taken away by the outbreak of war.

Pregnant and desperate for help Flora travels to Andrew’s home, Ingersley House. Unfortunately, Flora is met by Ruth, a scheming and selfish woman who turns Flora’s misfortune to her own greedy advantage.

This story is very readable and will have you eagerly following its clever twists and turns – read and enjoy.

Audrey Reimann was brought up in Macclesfield and attended Macclesfield Grammar School for Girls. She now lives in East Lothian with her husband; they have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.   Audrey had a varied career as bank clerk, nurse, teacher and foster mother but her main love is story telling – she recently appeared on My Life in Books on BBC Two with Anne Robinson .

Flora’s War Published by Ebury Press on 18th May 2017 in paperback  £5.99  e- book £3.99