This book appealed to me as a different take on the traditional First World War stories. From seeing the cover it was clear what the story was about, particularly that it focuses on the women left behind after the tragic loss of life and how they became known as the Surplus Girls.
The focus on a character who after loosing her beloved to the brutal war has to find a way to move past the heartache really personalised the story as it put you in their shoes.
It also shows the progression that women strived for after the war. Looking to work rather than stay at home especially with the sheer number of widows that were forced to move on with their lives after the war ended.
I think this is such a lovely story and I can't wait to read more stories by Polly Heron.