The Soldier's Wife

The Soldier's Wife Review

Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will last forever, despite Jimmy being sent to Gallipoli only weeks after their marriage. Amid the desperate battles of the Dardanelles, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together and writes Ruby letters full of love and longing.

Back in Sydney, Ruby must face challenges she never could have imagined as a young country bride. Finding a place in the city and taking a job as a bookkeeper in a timber merchant's yard, she discovers that working in a man's world is fraught with complications, especially when her employer suffers a devastating loss and she is expected to take the reins.

When Jimmy returns wounded in both body and spirit, he and Ruby come close to losing everything in the aftermath of war. They must find a new way to live and to love if their marriage is to survive.

Title:The Soldier's Wife
Edition Language:English

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  • Sharon

    Book was gifted by The Reading Room for reviewThe Soldier's Wife is the story of Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins. Set in Sydney, Australia during World War One. As newlyweds, they must face a future of uncerta...

  • Veronica ??

    The Soldiers Wife is different from a lot of WWI novels I’ve read as it is told from a woman’s point of view, a young woman who had fallen in love, married and immediately lost her husband to figh...

  • Brenda

    Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins had only been married a week when Jimmy enlisted – the flush of young love meant their vows were strong; their love forever. But when Jimmy was sent to Gallipoli in the first ...

  • Michael

    Sydney 1915, and Newlywed Ruby Hawkins has little time to enjoy with her husband Jimmy, when he departs for the front line in Gallipoli. Originally from the country, Ruby finds a job as a bookkeeper a...

  • ??Jlie ?

    I very much enjoyed this story which was inspired by events in the author's own family history which serves to give it a truly authentic feel. The details have been well researched to give as much acc...

  • Dale Harcombe

    Four and a half starsThe year is 1915 when this novel starts. Ruby and Jimmy, only recently married and with limited time together, are forced to say goodbye as he is going off to war. Instead of goin...

  • Rochelle

    The Soldier’s Wife was an incredible story of love and devotion, but it was also much more. It was so brilliantly written that I was drawn into the lives of Ruby and Jimmy from the first page and wa...

  • Kylie

    My first venture into a novel of Pamela's. (With the exception of several of her children's books) This was just a pure magical read. Loved it from start to finish. I think what I liked most about it ...

  • Lee

    There’s a myriad of books, tv series, and movies set during WW1 out at the moment (for obvious reasons) and I, just like many others, have been swept up in the wave of enthusiasm of needing to know ...

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling

    My View:This is a wonderful, intelligent, evocative and mesmerising 5 star read!This war time novel brings unique voice to this work of historical fiction – it is unusual to see the war depicted fro...