“A Bitter Truth,” by Charles Todd

Good morning! It’s Monday morning and a new day! Well, I was reading, “Villette,” by Charlotte Bronte, when I realized I had a library book I needed to return, so, I temporarily put “Villette” aside and read my library book. It’s another good Bess Crawford – our favorite battlefield nurse – Mystery – by Charles Todd. I am totally and completely hooked on the Bess Crawford Mysteries!

In “A Bitter Truth,” Bess returns from France. She’s a tired battlefield nurse – in need of a rest and a very welcome Christmas leave – she discovers a woman cowering in the doorway to her home, cold and injured. She has to coax the woman upstairs and into her flat where Bess encourages the woman to eat and warm up with hot tea and a warm fire. Well, one thing leads to another and Bess finds herself involved in a murder mystery.

So far, all of the Bess Crawford mysteries have been excellent. As I read each book, I am given a good look into the lives of the people fighting WWI and their families. The separation, the loss, the heartache, the demoralization is all appropriately revealed in these murder mysteries. In this mystery the author introduces us to a Australian soldier. He’s a great guy and a fun addition to the story.

Now back to “Villette.”

"A Bitter Truth" by Charles Todd

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