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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
She's just a girl, growing up in England, in the 1900s. She doesn't know her world is about to change completely. The onset of powers both internal and external haven't yet besieged her. Other countries, other people, other feelings...they haven't yet crossed her path. They are about to.
She's just a girl.

Clarissa Montague, our heroine, tells her remarkable story of a life lived in the midst of World War 1 and the parallel life she lives with the futile conflict.

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Submitted: December 27, 2006

This is a work in progress-and I want others to be a part of it. I want to write a short story for a competition (the audience being middle aged women! Don't ask....) and I thought, what better way to get instant feedback then via Booksie. Please, be honest. Please, be kind! It's very much a draft at the moment.

It's still all up in my head at the moment, but the finished product should be a The Notebook/The English Patient/Cold Mountain hybrid.

Looking forward to your ideas! I will consider any suggestions very seriously! Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2006

Looking back, nothing could have prepared me for the dramatic alterations my life would undertake. Father died, just a month after our th... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 04, 2007

In the following months, Adele and I would become partners in crime. She taught me the best alley passages through Verdun-sur-Meuse, the ... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 07, 2007

Everyone must grow up. Clarissa Montague is no exception and in this chapter, we meet her as a 19 year old with a new start on life. After her father passed away and left her in the custody of an Aunt she'd never met, in a country she'd never visited, Clarissa foudn solace in her childhood friend Adele.

Now, we are growing up. And just in time, too. It's 1914, and the Western Front won't stay quiet for long.

Clarissa is blissfully ignorant, of course, but soon the times will test her again. Perhaps a new acquaintance can help her this time... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 09, 2007

The following morning I kept my word, and our new acquaintance, Mr Goodwin, ventured into town with us. We spoke much throughout the jour... Read Chapter

Going Home

Submitted: August 28, 2007

1916 The early months of the New Year brought incredible change. I had rented a small cottage just outside of the city and was gradua... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 31, 2007

When the news came, in November, I was still not ready to hear it. Despite my endless preparations, when I eventually heard what I dreade... Read Chapter