Review: A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd

Historical Tapestry recently read and reviewed A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

I always find that I have a hard time initially getting into this series. It has happened with all three books so far, but once I am engrossed in the story things seem to go rather well. I have almost entirely read the three books in one sitting each. I actually think the series is getting better, though. The writing is improving and the overall stories.

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Review: A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd

Books and Movies recently read and reviewed A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

While I didn’t enjoy the mystery in A Bitter Truth as much as I did the stories in the first two books in the series, I did enjoy getting to see Bess at work as a nurse in France.

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Review: A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd

The Written World recently read and reviewed A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

When I look back on the two major wars I am always impressed with the men and women that rushed out to join up in the beginning. Especially for WWII because they had often grown up hearing about the first war from their parents and yet they still wanted to fight. I often toy with how I would have felt in the same situation. In the beginning, though, it is the heroic thing to do and a chance to vanquish the enemies.

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Impressions in Ink also read this book for the challenger, check out what she had to say:

This is a busy story, bringing in secrets from the past, and present. Vixen Hill is home to a family that has carried great sorrow throughout many years. They are stoic and brave, yet not talking about their burden has led to bitterness.

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Review: A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd

ww1ha recently read and reviewed A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

I’ve never been a fan of Charles Todd’s mysteries.  His (well, THEIR — Charles Todd is a writing duo) primary series, about the haunted Inspector Rutledge, is too stylized for my taste. And as with other WWI-related series, if you start after the war, unless time stretches like taffy, your character will be dragged through the ’20s and toward the Nazis.

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WWI Read-a-Long of Bess Crawford Mystery Series by Charles Todd

Sometimes kismet happens and another event in the blogosphere happens to coincide with the war we’re covering here at War Through the Generations.  In this case, a WWI-related mystery series written by Charles Todd — a mother-son writing team — is having a read-a-long at Book Club Girl.  The series is those starring Bess Crawford.

If you’re interested in joining, here are some of the details:

The “Book Time with Bess Read Along” kicks off now and runs through the publication of the newest book in the series, An Unmarked Grave in June 2012.

As an added bonus to get you started, the e-book of A Duty to the Dead is just $1.99 for a limited time, so order up today and get reading!

The read-along officially kicks off today (but don’t worry, our first discussion won’t take place until March 26th) and it runs through the publication of the paperback of the most recent Bess Crawford novel, A Bitter Truth (on sale 5/1), as well as the new Bess Crawford hardcover, An Unmarked Grave (on sale 6/5). We’ll end the read-along in June with a Book Club Girl on Air Show with the Charles Todd writing team to discuss all the books in the series.

Here’s the schedule of when I’ll post questions about each book for us to discuss:

March 26thA Duty to the Dead discussion
April 30th
An Impartial Witness discussion
May 1stA Bitter Truth paperback goes on sale
May 29th
A Bitter Truth discussion (May 28th is Memorial Day)
June 5thAn Unmarked Grave – the new hardcover goes on sale
June 25th
An Unmarked Grave discussion
June 28th
Book Club Girl on Air Show with Charles Todd to Discuss the Entire Series

Look for updates along the way here, on Twitter (#besscrawford), and on the Book Club Girl and Charles Todd Facebook pages.

Please check out the rest of the details and sign up here.

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