Title: After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson
Genre: Historical Fiction – Womens Fiction
Publisher: William Marrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Page count: 351
Rating – 5/5!
The internationally 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 fnd her place in a world forever changed
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 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 boardinghouse.
Just as Charlotte begins to settle into her new circumstances, two messages arrive that will change her life. One is from a radical young newspaper editor who 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.
Edward Neville-Ashford, her former employer and the brother of Charlotte’s dearest friend, is now the new Earl of Cumberland—and a shadow of the man he once was. 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 postwar euphoria fattens into bitter disappointment, Charlotte must confront long-held insecurities to fnd her true voice . . . and the courage to decide if the life she has created is the one she truly wants.
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for After the War is Over. I want to take a moment and thank TLC Book Tours and the author Jennifer Robson for giving me the opportunity to read and review this magnificent book.
After the War is Over is a historical fiction title about a woman, Charlotte, and her life after the First World War.
There were a lot of things I loved about this book. I loved the authors writing style. It was delicate and lavish in detail, it was easy to picture the world in which Charlotte lives and easy to connect with her feelings. I loved her as a character as well, she is one of those female characters that you want to be when you grow up…strong, opinionated, sensitive, and she knows what she wants and gets it. I loved her!
I absolutely loved this book, I thought it was wonderful. It reminded me of a Jane Austen novel with a dash of The English Patient. It was a beautiful story. I loved how it was mostly about Charlotte – her life and accomplishments, as well as the movements to advance women’s rights. But it was also about love, friendship and love overcoming obstacles but it was so beautifully and subtly written into the narrative in a way that made it seem more real…more believable.
I give this book a full five out of five star rating. It was brilliant and moving. I definitely recommend reading this book especially for historical fiction and women’s fiction fans!
About the Author
Jennifer Robson first learned about the Great War from her father, acclaimed historian Stuart Robson, and later served as an official guide at the Canadian National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A former copy editor, she holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from the University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and young children.