Midnight on the Marne
Author: Sarah Adlakha
Set during the heroism and heartbreak of World War I, and in an occupied France in an alternative timeline, Sarah Adlakha's Midnight on the Marne explores the responsibilities love lays on us and the rippling impact of our choices.
American solider George Mountcastle feels an instant connection to Marcelle Fournier, a young nurse and secret French spy. But in times of war, love must wait. Soon, George and his best friend Philip are fighting for their lives during the Second Battle of the Marne during which George stops Philip from a brave act that would have won the battle at the cost of his own life.
Germany has won the war—and Philip can’t shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. After escaping from a German POW camp along with Philip and Marcelle’s twin sister Rosalie, George and Marcelle start a new life and family together, finding love and joy where they can in a brutally occupied France.
Years pass, and tragedy strikes. George wakes up back in 1918, knowing that he must make different choices for the greater good. Playing with time is a tricky thing, though. If he chooses to change the course of history on this pivotal battlefield, he will surely change his own future—and perhaps not for the better.