Fiery Deirdre hated the idea of war in 1914. But a horrific family loss leads her and her uncanny Irish ways into service as a military nurse.
Newfoundlanders Jack Oakley and Will Parsons gather with pals at their beloved lighthouse, deciding to embark together on the grand adventure of war. After all, the whole affair surely won’t last long…
Each faces their own truth in the carnage of France— and none will be the same.
When the guns fall silent, can Deirdre overcome her guilt and hidden demons through a new life with Jack, himself battered and struggling to forge a place for himself at the edge of a wounded Empire? Can shell-shocked Will bear the weight of his memories and his father’s expectations?
Their way forward is fraught with regret, tragedy, and hard choices. Can they move beyond their shared history of suffering and loss to find love and contentment?
|Publisher:||Jeffrey K. Walker|
|Series:||Sweet Wine of Youth , #1|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A quick and easy read -- leaving you eager for the next book in the series. This superb novel is very well written. The topic and book cover are misleadingly male. I did not find it "masculine" at all. In fact, it is a great chic-read. The family drama and personalities of the characters are exciting to follow throughout the story. There are great turns in the plot that will leave you cheering for your favorite characters. I'm certain my book club will love it!
We are proud to announce that -NONE OF US THE SAME by Jeffrey K. Walker is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
I’ve read quite a few novels recently that in a way or another involve WWI and veterans from that war. None of Us the Same by Jaffrey Walker is the first one that truly rings authentic. It’s a very subtle line. It isn’t easy for me to say what it is that makes this story different, because also the other novels I’ve read were very well-researched. The different isn’t in the research itself, I believe, it’s more in the personal experience an author can put into their story. Jeffrey is a veteran himself, and this shows in many places, especially in the long section about the actual war. There is something very ‘normal’ about his war scenes, if this makes any sense. While the other novels I’ve read gave out a strong sense of the tragedy WWI had been, Jeffrey’s WWI has a flavour of everyday life. This is how millions of men and women lived everyday during that time. Sure, there were the big battles, but there were also the little things of life happening in the trenches. The war scene are my favourite. Of course they are very relevant on a narrative level, but they are also very important for connecting with these characters. And as I said, for me there was an extra level of authenticity to them. The rest of the novel deals with what the war left attached to every one of these characters. Interesting as it was, it wasn’t as involving as the war scenes (this is probably quite natural), and it was also quite episodic. Every episode was good, it let me come very near to the characters and I felt for all of them, but it was kind of isolated. Not really a problem, but I wonder whether a more organic plot would have enhanced the sense of belonging even further. It’s a good story, well researched, written with compassion and with relatable characters. I enjoyed it.