The Emergency rumbles through the jungle, the kampongs, and towns as the communist uprising in 1950’s Malaya adds poignancy to the salutation, ‘have you eaten rice today?’ when hunger drives some terrorists to surrender.
Simon Frampton returns to Malaya as a rubber planter after failing to settle into civilian life in England after the War. His knowledge of the jungle is again put to use when a war-time covert force is reformed and renamed, Ferret Force, made up of Malays, Chinese and Europeans.
Dee Cunningham, an Australian nurse longing to escape the confines of Townsville, Queensland, joins the British Red Cross to help set up and run rural clinics in Malaya.
The violence of guerrilla warfare becomes the backdrop to their love story, but miscommunication leads to sadness. It is not until sixty years later, when Simon’s grandson Max comes to stay at his Dorset farm, when he finds a box filled with envelopes with Australian stamps, and the truth comes to light.
Have You Eaten Rice Today? is a sensational historical romance tale that will take its readers on a fast-paced, thrilling, and captivating journey that is guaranteed to keep readers hooked for many hours! Have You Eaten Rice Today? is a novel that will captivate and intrigue you from the very start; the fast-paced narrative combined with twists and turns will have you turning the pages with haste. That is why I already have to recommend this novel to you lovely readers but if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Have You Eaten Rice Today?!
Have You Eaten Rice Today? is a thought-provoking, unforgettable, and incredibly entertaining novel that will take its readers on a brilliant journey full of twists and turns galore! The reader in Have You Eaten Rice Today? will meet the protagonists of the novel, Simon Frampton, an English World War II veteran, and Australian Red Cross Nurse, Dee Cunningham. The reader will meet Simon as he returns to Malaya as a rubber planter who soon finds himself working with Malays, Chinese, and Europeans in the fight against communist forces and it is here that he meets Dee Cunningham who changes his life forever. The reader will follow them on their journey as their epic love story is told and what follows is an unpredictable and beautiful tale that shouldn’t be missed, and this book lover is the short premise of the incredible Have You Eaten Rice Today?!
The story laced between the pages of Have You Eaten Rice Today? is incredible, and unlike anything, I have read before! The story is an intriguing one because, from the beginning, the book is shrouded in mystery and secrecy. The reader does not know what is about to happen to our beloved characters, and so it captivates them to read. As I read the book, I found myself invested very quickly in the story and wanted to know more!
Have You Eaten Rice Today? is an incredible novel I won’t be able to forget for a long time and this is thanks to the story and all of its captivating moments that will keep readers on edge from start to finish. The story that unfolds is gripping and is an all-consuming work of excellence. Because of this, I struggled to put the book down. I found myself compelled to read until there was nothing left to read. This is thanks to the thrilling, and exciting story courtesy of the author Apple Gidley.
Apple Gidley has managed to write an incredible novel that is full of action, suspense, and poignancy. This will keep readers of Have You Eaten Rice Today? turning the pages into the early hours of the morning. Gidley is a writer who does not hold back; she thrusts her readers into the thick of the drama very early on, and she keeps them turning the pages thanks to her excellent descriptive powers. The author perfectly describes the scenes in her book, as well as her characters, and this correctly places the reader in the thick of the story as the reader can imagine every place and event perfectly.
To summarize my thoughts on the wonderful novel that is Have You Eaten Rice Today?, I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable, then take a chance on this excellent read, because I promise that you will not be disappointed! I give Have You Eaten Rice Today? five stars so be sure to check it out and have a read of the preview below!
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