After the War Is Over

After the War Is Over

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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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 changedAfter 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062396228
0062396226
0062393073
9780062393074
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource (384 pages)

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CatherineG_1 Jan 24, 2016

For those who enjoy historical fiction, this was a light, quick read. I chose this title from a Downton Abbey read alike list. Charlotte comes from a privileged working class family. She becomes the governess of Lily, a member of the Cumberland family. The story focuses on Charlotte's time with Lily, her nursing career and life after the war.

minerva Nov 20, 2015

I agree with many of the other commenters; I found I was disappointed with this book. I really enjoyed, and highly recommend "Somewhere in France" but the author's follow-up really disappointed me. I found the characters shallow, and really didn't care about them the same way as in the first book. It just ended up being historical chicklit. I hope that the next one is better!

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bdunton8
Jun 16, 2015

I was hoping for more from this book and got increasingly frustrated as the story went on. The main character seemed out of touch with reality. As much as she claimed to understand the poor and not judge people, she had an air of arrogance and it seemed like she thought her way of life was better. The ending was tied up neatly and ruined the whole girl power thing Robson alluded to for the first half of the book.

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EmilyEm
May 18, 2015

Readers return to the characters of Robson's Somewhere in France: this time it's Lilly Ashford's former tutor and friend Charlotte Brown and her returned-from-missing brother Edward who head the cast of characters. Charlotte returns to her old job with Miss Rathbone in Liverpool; Edward finds himself the new Lord Cumberland when his father suddenly dies. But, their personal lives are still unsettled. Then, Edward's health deteriorates and the family calls on Charlotte to nurse him back to health. This story is an engaging look at the aftermath of the Great War in England and a look at a time when societal changes were being considered on many fronts. The question that runs through all this book is whether Charlotte and Edward will end up together! Enjoy.

T1mothy Feb 12, 2015

I was disappointed with this book. I read the first one "Somewhere in France" and this is basically a rewrite of that book by way of flashback. There is a continued story, but a very poor ending all tied up neat and tidy in the last few pages. I expected much better from this author.

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