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In this breathtaking short story, Heather Webb, the acclaimed author of Becoming Josephine, explores the heartbreak and devotion of a mother searching for peace in war-torn France. Madame Beatrix Joubert has lived her life by the rhythm of the clocks, the call of a cuckoo bird, and the gongs of bells. These once comforting sounds, accompanied by the laughter of her husbandIn this breathtaking short story, Heather Webb, the acclaimed author of Becoming Josephine, explores the heartbreak and devotion of a mother searching for peace in war-torn France. Madame Beatrix Joubert has lived her life by the rhythm of the clocks, the call of a cuckoo bird, and the gongs of bells. These once comforting sounds, accompanied by the laughter of her husband and son, now only remind her of the emptiness of her home and the anger that grows inside her. Of German birth, she is an outcast in her French village, but her homeland is the enemy that stole all she held dear. As she plots and plans, fueled by grief and the need for revenge, Beatrix will embark on upon a dangerous journey that could forever alter the life she once knew.Originally published in the moving collection Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Webb’s latest novel, Rodin’s Lover, available now....

Title : Hour of the Bells: A Short Story from Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
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ISBN : 9780062476579
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 36 Pages
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Hour of the Bells: A Short Story from Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War Reviews

  • Susan Spann
    2018-10-20 23:53

    Heather Webb's writing always transports me to another time and place, and this story was no exception. She is a master at weaving intricate detail, page-turning plots, and deep emotional arcs in a way that makes the reader truly experience the story. Highly recommended.

  • Heather
    2018-11-11 00:14

    This story was another that I enjoyed, it was evocative of what it might be like to live with the ghosts of loss – those voids that exist when someone isn’t there and what it is like to be a survivor and try to continue on. That is stressful in a normal world and even more so in a world at war. Webb’s writing brings you right into the world that she is writing about. The feelings of retribution that Beatrix feels were believable and full of pain, but I couldn’t quite place myself in her shoes.This was read as a part of The Fall of Poppies collection.

  • Dottie
    2018-11-03 15:48

    Hour of the Bells is the story of a German woman living in France at the time of the Great War. Everything has been taken from her by the Germans... her husband, her son... Her neighbors even look at her with disdain because of her heritage. It is upon the realization that she has literally nothing left to loose, that she decides to take matters into her own hands for revenge.

  • Melenia
    2018-11-01 23:07

    Good read

  • Heather Webb
    2018-10-16 23:09

  • Chris Petersen
    2018-10-17 22:47

    Excellent! This is a heart wrenching story of the devastating incompatibility of a mother's love for her child and war. The prose draws the reader in to the inner workings of the mother's fragile emotional state in a way that none of the other works in this anthology do. It's a challenging and VERY worthwhile read!