Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Valentine Joe

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Valentine Joe
 by Rebecca Stevens

* Published by: Chicken House (UK)
* Format: Paperback / eBook (UK)
* Release Date: May 1st, 2014 (UK)

* On Amazon: here

Summary from

Rose's granddad takes her on a trip to Ypres, Belgium to visit the graves of those who died in the Great War. It's the day before Valentine's, but Rose can sense the shattered old city beneath the chocolate-box new. And it seems that it can sense her too. When she goes up to her room that night, she hears the sound of marching feet and glimpses from her window a young soldier on his way to the front line.

I've got a small obsession with WWI and WWII (more so WWII) and am always on the lookout for new fiction set during these periods of history. I first heard about Valentine Joe when Chicken House sent out their packs highlighting upcoming titles and I've been looking forward to it ever since! With this year being the centenary of WWI, I'm expecting lots of fiction centred around it and Valentine Joe seems like it's one of the first major titles to feature it. Can't wait to read this one.


proseandkahn said...

Ooh! Lovely cover! I adore WWI historical fiction as well. I wonder if it's coming to the US! Enjoy!


Siobhán said...

I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds interesting.

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So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm not always a fan of war novels, but I really like the sound of this and I trust Chicken House!