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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Robson Narrator: Alison Larkin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781494572198
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Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother's rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps-an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front. Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward's best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly's dreams. She doesn't care that Robbie grew up in poverty-she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lilly is the most beautiful-and forbidden-woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he's determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart. In a world divided by class and filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive...or will it become another casualty of this tragic war? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Robson intermingles the overarching themes of love, war, and societal strictures in this appealing read that should resonate with fans of Downton Abbey. Booklist
  • “The fiercely independent Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford will be sure to inspire readers.”

    Huffington Post

  • "Downton Abbey fans will be thrilled to move beyond the estate and glimpse life on the front lines as Robson’s heroine bravely defies convention, becoming an ambulance driver and leaving class strictures far behind. With its accurate portrayal of the era, from the stately British mansions to the horrors of the Front, this powerful, touching novel is also a tribute to the brave men and women caught in the Great War. Robson’s debut is filled with history and realism yet still romantic.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Robson’s first novel examines the dynamic between love and duty in the midst of historical tragedy…Robson’s skillful ability with detail and setting firmly relates the grotesqueries of war without gratuitous gore. Her deft touch as a storyteller keeps readers engaged in the story of the lovers, as well as illuminating the bigger picture of the war raging around them.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Adding to the growing popularity of WWI-era romances, Robson’s first novel evocatively captures the feeling of the time…Robson intermingles the overarching themes of love, war, and societal strictures in this appealing read that should resonate with fans of Downton Abbey."


  • “Narrator Alison Larkin reads this historical romance with a relaxed, even pace and perfect enunciation, sounding as if she savors every sentence…Larkin’s thoroughly engaged narration makes it worth listening to. Perfect accents include Robby’s Scottish brogue, Lilly’s British accent, and the various regional and international accents of people they encounter during the war. Larkin makes this into an éclair of an audiobook.”


  • “Utterly engaging and richly satisfying, Somewhere in France depicts the very best in love and war. Fans of Downton Abbey will devour this novel!”

    Erika Robuck, author of Call Me Zelda

  • “Set in the turbulent years of the first world war, Somewhere in France is a heartfelt portrait of love, courage, and self-discovery. Robson deftly weaves a tale richly steeped in the atmosphere, drama, and heroism of an evolving and war-torn world. A compelling and memorable read.”

    Lynn Sheene, author of The Last Time I Saw Paris

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About the Author

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War Is Over and Moonlight over Paris. She studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario–King’s College, then obtained her doctorate in British economic and social history at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, England.

About the Narrator

Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets.