Monday, August 23, 2021

Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes Reviewed


About the book:

Title: Yours is the Night

Author: Amanda Dykes

Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

Private Matthew Petticrew arrives in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces, an arrival which a war-weary France desperately hopes will help to end the turmoil. Having faced unthinkable things on the front, he is captivated by the sound of a lullaby, sung by a voice so pure he knows he must have imagined it. But rumors sweep through the trenches like wildfire, dubbing the voice "The Angel of Argonne," a mysterious presence who leaves behind wreaths on unmarked graves and footprints in the war-pocked soil. 

Raised wild in the depths of the Forest of Argonne, France, Mireilles finds her world rocked when war comes crashing into the idyllic home she has always known, taking much from her. When Matthew discovers Mireilles, three things are clear: She is alone in the world, she cannot stay, and he and his two unlikely companions might be the only ones who can get her to safety.

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About Amanda Dykes

Amanda Dykes has written and published a few short stories including, “Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale“, the critically-acclaimed bicycle story that invited readers together to fund bicycles for missionaries in Asia. A former English teacher, she has a soft spot for classic literature and happy endings. She is a drinker of tea, a dweller of Truth, and a spinner of hope-filled tales, grateful for the grace of a God who loves extravagantly.  Also, by Amanda Dykes: “Tin Can Serenade” and “A Song in the Night” featured in the Message in a Bottle Romance Collection. You can connect with Amanda at the following locations:

Website || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter 

My Thoughts

Each time I sit down to read a book by Amanda Dykes I know that I am going to experience a place and time like I never have before. 

Yours is the Night centers around WWI; using her poetic style Amanda Dykes creates a story with vibrant characters showing the devastation of WWI as well as what our soldiers endured on a day to day basis. 

I was completely captivated by the story and when I wasn't reading I was thinking about the story and wondering about the characters.

This story is loosely based on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As Ms. Dykes described the changing of the guard and the preparation of the Marine before taking the watch. I was eight or nine when my dad, who was active duty in the Navy and stationed in D.C. took me to Arlington National Cemetery to watch the changing of the guard. It was a moving to watch and I will never forget it.

This is a book to be savored and not rushed. There is so much within the pages and you don't want to miss a thing!

I highly recommend it!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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