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1925, Germany:

As a mute, burly German peasant is helping British soldiers move a fallen tree, he's struck on the head. When he regains consciousness he calls out to the astonished Major Manning, using his nickname "Monkey"—in perfect English.

Ten years earlier in the days of the Great War, cousins Jim and Jack Laydon were both lost during an air mission. Now one of them has miraculously returned having recovered from a decade of amnesia and with most old memories intact, although his years as a laborer have changed his build and appearance. Greedy relatives who stand to inherit the Laydon fortune work hard to discredit his story. But is he the husband of the lovely Evelyn Laydon...or his cousin who she also once loved? Laydon claims he doesn't know and it's up to Evelyn to find the truth.

Public Domain (P)2022 Anne Hancock

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Sweet, slow romance

No surprises here. This is really a romance. I came for the mystery but that was sorted in my mind quite early on. So I stuck around for the romance. It’s that lovely, slow romance of sweet manners and so much left unsaid. It is a very particular kind of narrative that has a strong undercurrent of romantic attachment yet does not languish in that realm. Certainly not 21st century style, simply because we don’t do it this way anymore, nor do we talk or write about it as such. For that very reason it is a tender, uplifting narrative.