Author: Suzanne Feldman
Released: October 26, 2021
Sisters of the Great War, written by Suzanne Feldman, was inspired by real women, which means so much to me and other readers. Set during World War I, it follows American sisters who volunteered during the war.
The year is 1914, and Ruth and Elisa Duncan have just made the biggest decisions of their lives. To escape the path laid out for them, they are going to volunteer in the war effort. Ruth will become a nurse, and Elise a driver.
Ruth and Elise work on different sides of the same effort – finding and saving all those they can. Ruth must learn the hard way that they cannot save them all, while Elise finds comfort, even during trauma and loss.
Sisters of the Great War is an immersive and vital read. Before this point, no history book had really showcased the role women played during the war. Sure, my classes covered what they did, but it was an emotionless study compared to Sisters of the Great War.
For that reason, and many others, I feel like this is a must-read. It really goes out of the way to portray the roles, showing that they weren’t passive – and that many of them were on the front lines, contrary to popular belief.
I’m not going to lie, Sisters of the Great War is still a heavy read, despite its essential and informative nature. That likely is no real surprise, though. Because, again, it’s based on real people during a war.
Thanks to MIRA and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.