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After four years as a military nurse, Charlotte Brown is ready to leave behind the devastation of the Great War. The daughter of a vicar, she has always been determined to The International bestselling author of Somewhere in France returns with her sweeping second novel—a tale of class, love, and freedom—in which a young woman must find her place in a world forever changed.
The daughter of a vicar, she has always been determined to dedicate her life to helping others.
Moving to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her work with those most in need, only tearing herself away for the lively dinners she enjoys with the women at her boarding house. Just as Charlotte begins to settle into her new circumstances, two messages arrive that will change her life. One, from a radical young newspaper editor, offers her a chance to speak out for those who cannot. The other pulls her back to her past, and to a man she has tried, and failed, to forget. Yet under his battle wounds and haunted eyes Charlotte sees glimpses of the charming boy who long ago claimed her foolish heart.
She wants to help him, but dare she risk her future for a man who can never be hers? As Britain seethes with unrest and post-war euphoria flattens into bitter disappointment, Charlotte must confront long-held insecurities to find her true voice. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. The Great War 2. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about After the War Is Over , please sign up. Is this the first book of a series or a stand- alone?
Tara Chevrestt It can stand alone. It is a series, but you don't need book one to understand this one. I'm currently reading it.
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Book one is Somewhere in France. Book …more It can stand alone. Book two is this one, After the War is Over. Reading them out of order, however, will not throw on off.
I am stuck on the last 60 pages. Ambivalent to continue. What is the verdict? Stephanie The end wraps a bit up, worth finishing …more The end wraps a bit up, worth finishing less. See all 4 questions about After the War Is Over…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 30, Jody McGrath rated it really liked it.
I didn't read the first book, but this is a complete stand alone novel. It is about Charlotte, a thirty something year old woman living after WWI. She is working for an office that helps poor families, especially those who have returning veterans who cannot find work. She is a strong advocate for this and the rights of women. Everyone thought when the war was over things were going to be great, but Charlotte sees that the war is still being fought everyday, it is just a different war.
I thought I didn't read the first book, but this is a complete stand alone novel. I thought the book was quite good. It seemed to suffer a bit from undecided plot lines. It would go in a direction for awhile and then that thread would just go on a back burner. There was also a strange filler chapter about a trip to the beach that made no sense at all.
All that being said, I thought the book was quite enjoyable. It would probably be 3. Jun 25, Tara Chevrestt rated it it was ok Shelves: kindle , historical-fiction , release. I really enjoyed the first book, Somewhere In France, as it followed the privileged Lily as she became an ambulance driver during WWI, tried to escape her titled and overbearing parents and live life like everyone else, while also falling in love with an "unsuitable" man.
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I was looking forward to this book. It follows Lily's strong-minded "bluestocking" former governess after WWI. I like Charlotte, I do, but honestly, the book is really really boring. There seems to be no plot, no real goal beyond I really enjoyed the first book, Somewhere In France, as it followed the privileged Lily as she became an ambulance driver during WWI, tried to escape her titled and overbearing parents and live life like everyone else, while also falling in love with an "unsuitable" man.
There seems to be no plot, no real goal beyond getting her in some way or form with the man she loves, and yet I wouldn't call this a romance either. We merely follow Charlotte as she lives her life. Charlotte goes to work, is irritated by her coworker.
Charlotte goes to a carnival-type thing and enjoys a fun weekend. Charlotte writes a series of articles for the paper--this was cool, but didn't go anywhere really. Through Charlotte, in a few pages, we learn of the Police strikes. And suddenly out of the blue, the man she loves declares he's willing to heal his war wounds but only if she'll nurse him in a cottage, just the two of them.
And then it just gets predictable. I didn't care about Edward. His character was not bad, just not interesting, not appealing.
I didn't feel connected. I wasn't feeling the romance here. I think I'd have preferred the romance to have been with the newspaper editor. If it had taken that route, I would have cared.