Blooms of War by Suzanne Tierney


Vera Betts shouldn’t be falling in love with the enigmatic doctor she suspects of
espionage. Reeling from her family’s betrayal, she’s faked her nursing credentials, invented a
new name, and run away to the frontlines of the French battlefield. Four years into the Great War and she knows who she is and what she’s meant for—to save the living and sit vigil by the dying. When the cagey-yet-earnest Dr. Nicholas Wallace arrives, so do mysterious explosions
destroying hospitals. Even as Nick raises her suspicions, he lowers her defenses. He wants the
war to end. Are his acts of sabotage politically motivated or a desperate attempt at peace?

A year later, Vera is back with her oppressive family, living under her real name, and Nick is on
trial for murder. Trapped in grief and guilt, she cannot speak about the past and does not believe in the future. With Nick refusing to defend himself, she ventures to London to understand why he is so willing to embrace the hangman’s noose. Who is he trying to protect? What secrets does he plan to carry to his grave? And why does Nick insist upon hiding her true identity? To save the man she loves, Vera must tear open the past and confront the tragic price for peace.

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“A cleverly plotted military romance with an intriguing, underlying mystery. Highly recommended!’ The Wishing Shelf