By Jennifer Robson
The overseas bestselling writer of someplace in France returns together with her sweeping moment novel—a story of sophistication, love, and freedom—in which a tender lady needs to locate her position in an international without end changed.
After 4 years as an army nurse, Charlotte Brown is able to depart in the back of the devastation of the good conflict. The daughter of a vicar, she has regularly been made up our minds to commit her existence to aiding others. relocating to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her paintings with these such a lot in want, basically tearing herself away for the energetic dinners she enjoys with the ladies at her boarding house.
Just as Charlotte starts to settle into her new situations, messages arrive that may switch her existence. One, from an intensive younger newspaper editor, bargains her an opportunity to talk out in case you can't. the opposite pulls her again to her previous, and to a guy she has attempted, and failed, to forget.
Edward Neville-Ashford, her former business enterprise and the brother of Charlotte’s dearest good friend, is now the recent Earl of Cumberland—and a shadow of the fellow he as soon as used to be. but lower than his conflict wounds and haunted eyes Charlotte sees glimpses of the captivating boy who in the past claimed her silly center. She desires to aid him, yet dare she threat her destiny for a guy who can by no means be hers?
As Britain seethes with unrest and post-war euphoria flattens into sour sadness, Charlotte needs to confront long-held insecurities to discover her actual voice . . . and the braveness to determine if the existence she has created is the single she really wants.
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After the War Is Over: A Novel by Jennifer Robson