None of Us the Same

None of Us the Same

by Jeffrey K. Walker

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2017 The Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards Finalist

2017 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree 

2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Bronze Medal

2017 Discovering Diamonds Review

2018 Goethe Award for Historical Fiction Finalist & 1st Place Category Winner

Fiery Dublin nurse Deirdre Brannigan has opinions on everything. She certainly hates the very idea of war in 1914. But the crushing weight of a guilty conscience pushes Deirdre to leave Ireland, landing her directly in the fray. Across the ocean, childhood friends Jack Oakley and Will Parsons think it will be a grand adventure in France. The pals from Newfoundland blithely enlist. After all, the war can't possibly last long... 

Deirdre's long days and nights blur together on the hospital wards. As she relentlessly struggles to save young lives, her own unravels. For the Newfoundlanders in their fine new uniforms aching to prove themselves on the field of battle, the horrors of war quickly descend. 

Deirdre encounters Jack and Will when they’re brought to her field hospital the first day of the slaughter on the Somme, each silently carrying unimaginable suffering. Burdened with physical and emotional scars, their lives aimlessly diverge. Yet somehow, a glimmer of hope and redemption emerges when their paths cross once again in St. John’s. Although fragile and ragged, they are not beaten. None of Us the Same will leave you pulling for these battered survivors. Follow this unforgettable portrayal of love and war and resilience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947108011
Publisher: Jeffrey K. Walker
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Series: (Sweet Wine of Youth) , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 635,137
File size: 1 MB

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None of Us the Same 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WilliamsburgReader More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exceptional new Author and new book! A great historical view into WW1 along with a touching and compelling story of believable, interesting, and human characters. Already looking forward to books 2 & 3 of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An extremely well-written book. Great character development. Numerous twists and turns in the story but introduced at a pace that makes for easy, enjoyable reading. It seems quite evident that the author did extensive research prior to putting pen to paper. I'm eagerly awaiting volume 2 in this trilogy AND hoping the wait is brief.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
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!
JazzFeathers More than 1 year ago
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.