A Woman's War is my first Warwick Deeping and I've happily found a new favorite author. :)
In a nutshell, it is a story of good triumphing over evil. The evil in this case comes in the form of inherited alcoholism. A curse for any person but particularly more stigmatic (and potentially dangerous) when one is an M.D. in a small village. Neighbors will talk, jealous coworkers will scheme and accidents will happen...
This story engrossed me from page one. Dr. James Murchison and his family warmed my heart with their deep seated love/ support for eachother. When James stumbles, we root for him, willing him to overcome his "curse " before all is lost. And when good eventually triumphs and the baddies get their just desserts we try not to revel in it, because we've experienced what that feels like.
A wholesome, must read, honest book. How it ever went out of print I don't know. Thankfully, it can be read or downloaded straight from public domain sites such as Openlibrary.
Or, you can pay to buy from Dodo Press but they're pretty expensive for these obscure titles.
PROFANITY: Mild. D's
THEMATIC ELEMENTS: Alcoholism, syphilis
MY RATING: G- Mild PG