After the War Is Over

After the War Is Over

by Jennifer Robson


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ISBN-13: 9780062334633
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 71,940
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris. She holds a doctorate from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young children.

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After the War is Over: A Novel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Hungry_Reader1 More than 1 year ago
Another gorgeous historical novel from Jennifer Robson. We met Charlotte in her first book Somewhere in France, and I was very curious about her. (though you need not have read the first book to read this one--they stand completely on their own) Robson doesn't disappoint, once I started reading I couldn't stop. Make sure you clear a cozy afternoon for this one! Loved it.
Love2R3AD23 More than 1 year ago
After the War is Over is an enthralling novel! Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! Robson is a gifted storyteller who is skilled at both creating lovable and relatable characters as well as accurately rendering this socially and politically charger period.  I would recommend this book to all readers, especially those who are historical fiction enthusiasts such as myself. 5 stars! 
vksintx More than 1 year ago
I had also loved its' prequel. I will be watching for the next book in the series (I think there is one more). I enjoy this author very much. She seems to do a good job researching her books. They have been excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!!  Highly recommended!!!!  Read Somewhere in France first.  Although this book could stand alone, I am glad I read her first book.  It made this book even better.  Loved the romance, the historical information, the friendships, the medical information, and the wonderful characterization.  This book deserve A++++++++
Melinda_H More than 1 year ago
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 reunited 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was fun in terms of history. If you like WW1 and are interested in women's issues at that period this is an interesting book but the story drags. I liked her first book much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent read and enjoyable yet predictable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I really enjoyed this - the story and writting reminded me a lot of Jacquline Winspear and the Maisie Dobbs books although it wasn't a mystery - but I stilled enjoyed the story and she took the time and effort to make the characters her own so all in all I will look up other books by her and see how they go
duncano More than 1 year ago
This post WWI novel brings post war Britain to life...see a class divided world trying to recover from a devastating world conflict. Great picture of people dealing with a newly changed world and their altered society. Enjoyable reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit hard to follow after the dating in the chapters if the first book
marabee More than 1 year ago
After reading "Somewhere in France" and enjoying it so much, I purchased "After the War is Over" and was not disappointed. Jennifer Robson rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhere In France left me wanting to read more. This book wrapped it all up. Waiting for #3!
booklover10CM More than 1 year ago
Good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good read
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I can not seem to get into it. I have to keep going back to read over parts i just read. Not keeping my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book Somewhere in France so eagerly bought and immediately started reading After the War Is Over. Sadly, after reading and backing up many pages each time I picked it up, I just cannot seem to enjoy the story. I am puzzled by this since I enjoyed the first book so much. Robson is a good writer and I did enjoy much of how she expresses herself. Maybe it's just me but after plodding through over 200 pages I am going to archive it for now since it is not holding my attention.
JudiRohrig More than 1 year ago
In a word: Disappointed. I absolutely loved Robson's SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE which is why I ordered this book at once. But . . . I though Charlotte was quite an interesting character in SiF and I so wanted to see Edward's life explored, but in AFTER THE WAR IS OVER, the interaction between them takes forever. Charlotte called herself boring, and, sadly, I think she was right. Too saintly. The story doesn't build, it struggles as though searching for an actual story. Robson is a capable writer, so I was really disappointed.
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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A companion to Jennifer Robson's previous book Somewhere in France where characters from that book play a part, but this book focuses on Charlotte Brown and her and England's life after the war is over.   I absolutely loved that Lady Elizabeth was still in the book and the reader was given a glimpse of how her and Charlotte Brown met and how their friendship formed.  I loved that the spots in the past were spattered throughout the book and it was easily marked to allow for the reader to seamlessly glide in and out of the past.
anonomas More than 1 year ago
This book is not very good. Probably, a teenager would like it.