After the War Is Over

After the War Is Over

A Novel

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
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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 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe,, [2015]
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
ISBN: 9780062370389
Branch Call Number: LPF ROB NVD
Characteristics: 460 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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May 24, 2020

Recommended by Anne-Marie

Sep 01, 2019

I enjoyed this book. Be sure to read Somewhere in France before you read this one. The author continues with some of her characters.

Aug 20, 2019

I listened to the book on tape. The reader did a great job for the most part especially with the accents. She did not do the male characters that well. The story line was quite predictable but I enjoyed the "listening to a good story" aspect which an audio book provides rather than reading a hard copy. The main character, Charlotte, came off as a bit prissy but about 1/2 way through or so, the romance heated up and I really enjoyed that part of the book. Also enjoyed the historical aspect of the war and its aftermath.

Jul 14, 2018

Stilted, simplistic writing style...predictable... and boring, boring, boring...

Feb 13, 2018

I learned a lot from this book, how women were so discriminated against not so long ago. This book illustrated this point fabulously in the WW1 setting and also about the ramifications of post war trauma.

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!

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.

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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