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A Casualty of War Free read ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 he’s 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 b. I m a big fan of the Bess Crawford series and I have read almost all the books so far A Casualty of War shows just what a wonderful mother and son writing team Caroline Todd and Charles Todd are when it comes to writing booksIn A Casualty of War must Bess help Captain Alan Travis who is convinced that his cousin shot him but it s impossible since his cousin couldn t have been the one to do that so now his sanity is uestioned Bess together with Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travels to the cousin James Travis s hometown to try to find out about the cousins and why their families are estrangedWithout giving too much of the plot away do I want to say that this is one of the strongest books in the series Once again Bess is confronted with a strange mystery with a lot of suspicious and distrustful people in a small village Bess herself is thinking about her future now that the war is going towards the end What is she going to do next she has been a nurse for so long that it has become her whole life living with fear and the prospect of death any minute If you have read any my previous review do you know that I m a big fan of Sergeant Lassiter and I was thrilled that he showed up for just a small cameo Bah I wanted of him not just a small part Although it was a sweet moment that Bess kind of destroyed for me A Casualty of War is a great book You can read this book without having read any of the previous books It s easy to get to know the characters and the stories in the books are stand alone 45 stars I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through Edelweiss for an honest review Rabbits Crabs Etc Stories by Japanese Women up for just a small cameo Bah I wanted of him not just a small part Although it was a sweet moment that Bess kind of destroyed for me A Casualty of War is a great book You can read this book without having read any of the previous books It s easy to get to know the characters and the stories in the books are stand alone 45 stars I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through Edelweiss for an honest review

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A Casualty of War Free read ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Y his condition Bess and Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travel to James Travis’s home in Suffolk to learn about the baffling relationship between these two cousinsHer 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 he. Originally published at Reading RealityThey say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions And that s how it seems for much of A Casualty of War as every time that Bess Crawford attempts to make things better for Captain Alan Travis she seems to end up digging the poor man an even bigger hole Bess being Bess she feels than a bit guilty about it and a whole lot responsibleAnd it s that sense of responsibility that gets her in deep trouble As it usually doesBess war is ending Not with a bang but seemingly with a whimper as the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 is noted by the chiming of a surgeon s watch and nothing at the forward aid station where Bess is currently stationedThe guns may have finally been silenced but there are still plenty of casualties pouring into the aid station including Captain Travis Bess met Travis once before as the both spent a brief respite at a canteen in between trips back to the front She found him pleasant affable intelligent and eager to return home to his family estate in BarbadosNow he s a patient claiming that he was shot by someone on their own side Not merely someone unknown but his cousin James His late cousin James Very late A year late Whether James went up or down after his death in combat he hasn t been shooting anyone recently On either side For than a yearAnd that s where the story kicks into gear and moves back to England All the nurses who served in forward positions get sent home for two weeks leave including Bess She still has a duty to perform but where that duty can best be provided is something that she ll learn after a couple of weeks to rest and regroup Or at least that s what supposed to happenInstead Bess takes on Captain Travis continuing case Not his medical case not exactly Rather the mess that she feels she helped to land him in Bess feels as if she was the one to suggest that his supposed assailant the one who Travis said resembled his great uncle might be his cousin James So when it turns out that James has been dead for over a year Alan Travis gets classified as a head case and sent to increasingly worse careShell shock was considered a moral failing not a diseaseBut Bess remembers the man she met in that canteen before he was wounded She thinks he s telling a version of the truth And that he s definitely not crazy Just because it couldn t have been James does not mean that there was not a very real assailant one who resembled his cousin in a British uniform shooting at him Not once but twice As Bess treated both his injuries she knows for certain that the shots were real The only uestion is who fired themBess finds herself involved in not just a giant mess but also a small town mystery It s not just that something is wrong with the treatment of Captain Alan Travis case but it turns out that something is also very wrong with the administration of his cousin Lieutenant James Travis will And that those two messes are somehow one and the sameIt will be up to Bess with the help of her friend and her father s right hand man Sergeant Major Simon Brandon to figure out who did what to whom before it s too late Not just for Captain Travis but also for Bess herselfEscape Rating B After the Magpie Murders a couple of weeks ago I have been itching to sink my teeth into a good historical mystery I pulled A Casualty of War out of the TBR stack a couple of weeks ahead of publication just to scratch that itch And I m glad I didI have loved this series from its very beginning in A Duty To The Dead And if you like historical mystery or are a fan of Maisie Dobbs in particular that s where I recommend that new readers begin Bess Crawford s journey While Bess finds herself in the middle of a case during every book the series is also the story of Bess war as a combat nurse Her journey begins in A Duty to the Dead while in A Casualty of War it is obvious that her war is coming to an end Which makes this book not the best place to startThe war itself is winding down in this book It actually has wound down but that s something we know from history and not something that Bess was 100% certain of at the time What happened on November 11 1918 was an armistice which is not a peace treaty While the guns were silent it was still possible that they would roar again Which of course they did but not for another 20 yearsSo part of the underlying theme to A Casualty of War is that Bess war and her war service are coming to an end Bess like many combat veterans suffers from PTSD even if it wasn t called that then Her experiences many of them horrific will be with her for the rest of her life And unlike women of previous generations Bess is used to serving not just to being useful but to having a profession and the professional respect and recognition to go with it Adjusting to peacetime is going to be difficultIt s not surprising that Bess involves herself in a mystery during her leave She doesn t know what to do with herself if she s not taking care of someone elseOne of the things that made this particular case frustrating at least for this reader is that it was obvious fairly early on that whatever was going on in the village of Sinclair and whatever was going on with Captain Travis were connected and that the issue revolved around his cousin James Travis estate While whodunnit was not remotely clear if only because we hadn t met the perpetrator at that point the why of things felt obviousBut one of the fascinating things about the case was the way that Simon Brandon and Bess worked together Their relationship has always been interesting Simon is a few years older than Bess probably ten but not than fifteen He s been a part of her life from her very earliest memories as he joined her father s regiment in India when she was a child and when he had to lie about his age to enlist While he seems to act as an older brother he certainly isn t He is certainly her protector but his protection never encroaches on Bess agency or autonomy not even when he fairly obviously wishes that he could Nearly every man who asks Bess to marry him and there have been several wonders if Brandon is the reason that she refuses And so does this reader He is the one person in Bess life who understands and accepts her as she is and not as he expects a woman to be in that time and placeSo the mystery in A Casualty of War had its anticlimactic moments and also resembled bits of A Pattern of Lies But the uestions that it asks about not just Bess future but the future of all who served in that war that did not end all wars and must now lay down their guns and their scalpels remains an open oneI can t wait to see where Bess finds herself and how she finds herself next

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A Casualty of War Free read ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Rought back to the aid station with a severe wound once angrily denouncing the Lieutenant as a killer But when it appears that James Travis couldn’t have shot him the Captain’s sanity is uestioned Still Bess wonders how such an experienced officer could be so wrongOn leave in England Bess finds the Captain strapped to his bed in a clinic for brain injuries Horrified b. This is the first Bess Crawford I have read and I confess that I am underwhelmed Despite the setting in a period that fascinates me it just didn t click Perhaps if I had read others in the series I might like it better but Bess and the other characters were not particularly exciting It seemed to be written purely to see how many plot twists could be packed in The book just droned on and on I did finish it so I ll give it an OK


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    Read A Casualty of War [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download These are just a few musings rather than a review since so many others have written terrific reviewsOnce again the Todd mother and son team have written a book full of detail that puts you in the trenches going over the hill or in the aid stations of WWI Their ability to put you right with the characters has been a hallmark of bot

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    [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download I'm a big fan of the Bess Crawford series and I have read almost all the books so far A Casualty of War shows just what a wonderful mother and son writing team Caroline Todd and Charles Todd are when it comes to writing booksIn A Casualty of War must Bess help Captain Alan Travis who is convinced that his cousin shot him

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    [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download The war is over but Bess Crawford is still incurably nosy

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    Read A Casualty of War Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download Not my favorite I felt this dragged a lot I also got the feeling that Bess should be enjoying her leave with her mother and not butting in on behalf of the Captain Just me I guess I'm glad Bess and Simon were together at least Will we ever see a romance there?I was a bit surprised by the opening to Chapter 2 It states that Bess h

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    [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Charles Todd This is the first Bess Crawford I have read and I confess that I am underwhelmed Despite the setting in a period that fascinates me it just didn't click Perhaps if I had read others in the series I might like it better bu

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    Read A Casualty of War [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download I think this may be my favorite in the series so far I say so far because I'm really hoping there will be Bess Crawford booksI would seriously

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    [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download I’ve read all of the Charles Todd books—both series and I am definitely a fan Both protagonists Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford are admirable resourceful likable and skilled The historical detail is always riveting and impeccable This book the new entry in the Bess Crawford series is no exception It is set in the waning weeks of World W

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    [A Casualty of War] Kindle ï Charles Todd Originally published at Reading RealityThey say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions And that’s how it seems for much of A Casualty of War as every time that Bess Crawford attempts to make things better for Captain Alan Travis she seems to end up digging the poor man an even bigger hole Bess being Bess she feels t

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    Read A Casualty of War Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Charles Todd Charles Todd ½ 6 Read & Download I continue to read the books written by this team and continue to prefer the Ian Rutledge books Bess Crawford is than capable when it comes to nursing on the battlefield This part of the book is compelling as the devastation that occurs when one side retreats is described movingly what with the Germans planting bombs in gardens and ovens to

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