Mabel of the Anzacs

A Multi-generational Friendship For The Ages

Fiction - Womens
272 Pages
Reviewed on 07/21/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

Mabel of the Anzacs: A Multi-generational Friendship For The Ages by Mary D. Brooks is a fiction story of the relationship and friendship between two women from different generations. Mabel of the Anzacs takes us through many decades and many different time periods through the perspectives of two women. The story kicks off when we meet Zoe, a bubbly young girl enthusiastically riding her bike around town. As we learn a bit more about Zoe and her background, soon we are also introduced to an older, short, somewhat cranky woman named Mabel who has had firsthand experience during World War I of death and destruction while working as a nurse. Although these two women, separated by an age gap spanning several decades, are initially at loggerheads with each other, slowly but surely a bond forms between them that strengthens into a solid friendship based on shared perspectives and experiences.

Mabel of the Anzacs is a very interesting story and quite unique in the way it is developed. This is a story mostly about women without any primary male character and I loved that. Indeed, the supporting cast is also mostly women and they complement the story well. Both of these women have been portrayed as independent, strong, and with a will of their own, but those are precisely the qualities that ultimately form the bond in their friendship as they develop a mutual respect and love for each other. There are lot of war experiences and history narrated in this book through the perspectives of these women and so the overall content is rich, historical, while also being entertaining at the same time. This is a great book that I would recommend.