Monday, July 28, 2014


by Julie Rowe

We’re still talking like soldiers in World War One.

A large number of words entered daily use by English speaking people across the world. Words like:

  • Over the Top
  • Trench Coat
  • Ace
  • Buddy
  • Pushing up the Daisies
  • Red Tape
  • Zoom
  • Sniper
  • Washout
  • Cootie
  • Tune Up
  • In the Pink
  • Zero Hour
  • Busted
  • Guy
  • Ticked Off
  • Put a Sock in it
  • Hit the Deck
  • Washout
  • Rookie
  • Coffin nail
  • Seconds
  • Fed Up
  • Rise & Shine
  • Pipe down
  • Mess up
  • Get knocked off
  • Hike
  • Gadget
  • Kick the Bucket
  • Rank & File
  • Chow Down
  • Bull
  • Cushy
  • Scrounge
  • Shot (inoculation)
  • Humdinger
  • Missed the Bus
  • Basket Case

How many of these words or phrases to you use?


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German-occupied Brussels, Belgium, April 1915

Judith Goddard is hiding in plain sight. A dual citizen with family ties to Belgian royalty and the British military, she works as a Red Cross nurse in a German hospital, learning what she can, ever fearful her true allegiance will be discovered.

British Expeditionary Force Captain Michael Lawrence is on a mission to rescue the daughter of his mentor. He doesn't expect to find a strong beautiful woman in place of the naïve girl whose love he rejected years earlier.

Jude is shocked when Michael turns up in her hospital, wounded and in German uniform. Though he broke her heart, she agrees to flee Belgium with him—she has information about an imminent attack that she must deliver to the British War Office, before it's too late.

Posing as a married couple, Jude and Michael journey to the border, in constant danger of discovery—and of giving in to their mutual passion…

1 comment:

  1. I love WWI and WWII books and this sounds like it's a great story - I can't wait to read this. Thank you for sharing :)


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