Flower of Scotland

Surviving the Great War

by Patricia Loveys


ISBN: 9781781660652
  • Word Count128,026
  • Page Count488
  • IllustrationsNone

Set amidst the turmoil of the First World War, Flower of Scotland is an epic story of a young Scottish soldier, James MacLeod, who is drawn into the Great War along with his best friend, Kenneth Kinross. While training in Salisbury, Kenneth is reunited with his younger sister, Kate, who is serving as a volunteer in one of the V.A.D. hospitals. Ken and Kate were orphaned five years earlier, and circumstances forced them to live apart. James and Kate, who feel as though they already know one another through Ken’s letters, fall in love and marry before James is sent off to the fighting. The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of a wartime romance, with both Kate and James serving in their own capacities in the most dreadful and dangerous places in the war arena: Ypres. Both are changed by the war, neither one of them unscathed by their experience with the horrors of war and the tragedy of loss.

About the Author

Patricia Loveys is a Canadian born author who lives in southern Ontario with her husband and their two children. Although Patricia has been a school teacher for more than twenty years, she has always had a passion for writing. She enjoys teaching her students the finer points of writing, using her own work as examples, and has found that her students are inspired by her enthusiasm and proficiency. Patricia has written five novels, one of which was published in 2003, and is currently working on a sixth.