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After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson *Giveaway*

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• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (January 6, 2015)

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Charlotte Brown is living and working in Liverpool after the end of the Great War, but believes that she is making little difference in the lives of Britain’s poorest citizens. When she returns to the estate where she was once a governess, to celebrate the wedding of her former charge, Lilly, Charlotte realizes that she has never stopped loving Lilly’s brother, Edward, Lord Cumberland. When Edward’s war injuries threaten to destroy his future, Charlotte agrees to help nurse him back to health, even if it means that her heart might be wounded in the process.

Robson’s reminiscent description of post-War England is well done along character development.

Charlotte is an admirable liberal woman – university educated (Oxford graduate) only child of a vicar, nurse, intelligent and fiercely independent, a woman most would emulate. She’s also a people pleaser, a woman wanting to make a greater impact in the world and those around her and this is where Charlotte hits a crossroads of sorts as she discovers the woman she is and her authentic desires. As you learn of Charlotte you discover she is a woman clearly ahead of her time with endless potential.

Robson reveals Charlotte’s layers slowly and the more you learn of this intriguing woman the more you appreciate her quiet cerebral manner. Ambitious – she takes on women’s rights, contributes a weekly column addressing the injustices individuals and families face during wartime. When she reunites with Edward she begins to question herself and her hearts desires. A coming of age story of a thirty something woman finally discovering and admitting her wants and needs in a time where the world is on the cusp of great change.

Robson masterfully address the fragile subject matter of ‘shell shock’ and its lingering presence. The perfect amount of romance combined with Charlotte’s back story creates a charming narrative of an incredibly gifted woman in a difficult period of time.

A satisfying story with accurate depictions of WWI, suffrage, police strikes and the plights of family, affecting account of wartime in general.

About Jennifer Robsonimage
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.

 

Connect with Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, website.

*Giveaway*
To enter to win a paperback copy of After the War is Over please complete the giveaway form below. Open to US residents only. Ends 1/12/15
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Thrilled to be participating in the tour for Jennifer Robson’s After the War is Over, be sure to check out the entire tour schedule here, it runs through 21 January. Thank you TLC
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12 Comments

  1. carol L

     /  January 7, 2015

    I look forward to reading After The War Is Over. Jennifeer is a new Author for me so I’m excited to read this book. Sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I’m reviewing this for the book tour as well. It’s so funny that we pick a lot of the same books! 🙂

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  3. I like the sound of this book!
    I’m adding it to my Goodreads shelf. 🙂

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    • Thank you for commenting and visiting Caroline. I’m a feminist, always have been, always will be. With this in mind I adored the main protagonist. A woman clearly ahead of her time, willing to pave the way for females. She is intriguing and made the narrative. Hope you enjoy your reading experience as much as I did. Looking forward to your thoughts.

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  4. Denise Duvall

     /  January 7, 2015

    Why are giveaways for Canadian authors’ books only open for Americans and closed to Canadians?This is the second such giveaway, that I have seen today!This Canadian is not amused!

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    • Feeling as you do, I would contact publisher(s) and ask for their reasoning. So sorry Denise. Would be interesting to hear their response.

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  5. I love reading about the post-war era – there were so many changes to society and so many challenges to deal with. I find it fascinating!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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