The Lost Soldier

The Lost Soldier Details

This book was previously published as The Ashgrove.

In 1921, eight ash trees were planted in the dorset village of Charlton Ambrose as a timeless memorial to the men killed in World War One. Overnight a ninth appeared, marked only as for 'the unknown soldier'.

But now the village's ashgrove is under threat from developers.

Rachel Elliot, a local reporter, sets out to save the memorial and solve the mystery of the ninth tree. In so doing, she uncovers the story of Tom Carter and Molly Day: two young people thrown together by the war, their love for each other, their fears for the present and their hopes for the future. Embroiled in events beyond their control, Tom and Molly have to face up to the harsh realities of the continuing war, the injustices it allows and the sacrifices it demands.

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  • Sue

    Originally published as The Ashgrove, The Lost Soldier has been re-published to coincide with the ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WWI. One part of the story is told through flashback...

  • Bev Walkling

    This is the third novel I have read by Diney Costeloe that is set in a time of war. Originally published under the title The Ashgrove, this book is set partly in the present day and partly during the ...

  • Erin

    Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....Originally published as The Ashgrove, Diney Costeloe’s The Lost Soldier begins in 2001, during a public meeting over a housing...

  • Dannielle Potts

    Quite Possibly, My New Favourite Book!Couldn't Put This Down! I Have A Diney Costeloe Book On My TBR Pile But It Never Grabs My Attention. Picked This Up From The Library & Purely Based On The Cover, ...

  • Hayley Noble

    It has been a long time since I picked up a book set in the war time era, but it is by far one of my favorite genres to read about. However, I have read very few about WW1, and this book was beautiful...

  • Jeanne

    I have definitely found a hidden gem in this author! I loved this story -- it was in the flashback format, but in this book it really worked well and the author made it very easy to distinguish betwee...

  • Julia

    The Lost Soldier by Diney Costeloe is a marvellous contemporary and historical novel being set in both the first world war and 2001. It is a remarkable novel as facts are woven into fiction. It is the...

  • Faouzia

    I would like to thank NetGalley, the publisher and author for a copy of this amazing book.It is more like 4.5 stars.The story starts in 1924 when 9 ash trees where planted in Charlton Ambrose as a mem...

  • Sophie (Blogger)

    The Lost Soldier is told in two different time periods, one being when World War One was happening and the other being years later. During World War One, many men were lost during the battle and many ...

  • Spencer Broadley

    With good luck, I managed to win a copy through goodreads.com - I don't do a plot synopsis as this easily available.I found the book very much a tale of conflict, and also a reminder of those that fel...