Her Sweetest Downfall
Her Sweetest Downfall by Kellie Wallace…
At the height of the London Blitz, Viola Craft, a sexually repressed young woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to her God fearing husband Vernon. She spends her days working in her mother’s dress shop while Vernon pulls the dead from the rubble with his rescue crew.
Their marriage is turbulent and Viola feels pressured to bear a child. After failed attempts, Vernon believes she’s barren and alienates himself from their marriage.
One night during an air raid, she meets alluring German born Kristoff Richter. They make an instant connection. He’s young, good looking and emphatic. They embark on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Her Sweetest Downfall is a bit historical, so if you are interested in historical books from the WWII era, this is a must read! If you aren’t sure about historical, give this book a chance. Its not the cheesy Dukes and Earls type of historical so you might find you enjoy it! If you like a heroine who looks for love when her spouse can’t give it to her, you will enjoy this. If you aren’t okay with cheating, you probably won’t like this book. While you can totally understand Viola’s reasons for seeing Kristoff, you might still morally struggle with it. I’m still not sure what I think about the ending. It is one of those books that sticks with you and you aren’t sure if thats good or bad!
Born in Sydney, author Kellie Wallace developed a love for the written word early in life, writing her first story at aged three. Her father used to read to her at bedtime, establishing a deep love and respect for books.
Kellie wrote her first fiction fantasy novel called Giblin the Conquer, an X Files fan fiction and a military fiction while in high school. After finishing school, Kellie moved to the sunny Northern Beaches and carved a successful career in the media/advertising industry writing for numerous Sydney based publications. But that didn’t stop Kellie’s love to write. An aspiring novelist, she fulfilled a dream in 2008 having her first book All She Ever Wanted published at the age of 22 years old
In 2013-2014, Kellie released her first catalogue of books Darkness before Dawn, Skylark, To lean on Falling Men and Earthwalker. 2015 will be a big year for Kellie with the releases of Edge of Tomorrow and Her Sweetest Downfall.
She currently resides in Sydney with her husband.