After the War Is Over

After the War Is Over

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"The USA Today and #1 Globe & Mail bestselling author of SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE returns with her sweeping second novel. For fans of Downton Abbey"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062334633
Branch Call Number: F Robs
Characteristics: 353, 16 pages ; 21 cm


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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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