The Wanderers: The West Country Trilogy
This is the author’s second book in the series. For those of you who did not read the first installment, let me bring you up to speed, so to speak. The story takes place in England before WW1. After developing a forbidden friendship with the daughter of the lord of the manor, Leo is banished from the estate, and he is left on his own and penniless. And this is where the book begins. Exhausted and hungry, Leo is still walking. He has an uncle who may be able to help him, but he has never seen the man nor does he even knew if the uncle is still alive.
He knows he has to get some type of nourishment or he will die, but everywhere he asks for food, he is turned away. There is a moment in the book when Leo tries to get some milk from a cow and…I think I’ll let you read that for yourself and get a good laugh. I did.
A band of gypsies finds him on the road, tired and hungry, and takes him into their family, and he begins a journey to a better life.
This story has it all–a strong main character who triggers so many images in our minds. I eagerly await the third book and hopefully the reuniting of Leo and Lottie. The author has not only told a story or continuation of the first book but has kept our interest and kept us eagerly awaiting the third book.
|Page Count||384 pages|
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