Truly Are the Free: Rebuilding Lives Undone

Truly Are the Free: Rebuilding Lives Undone

by Jeffrey K. Walker
Truly Are the Free: Rebuilding Lives Undone

Truly Are the Free: Rebuilding Lives Undone

by Jeffrey K. Walker


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2018 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards Honorable Mention

2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

2018 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist

2018 Discovered Diamond

2018 Goethe Award for Historical Fiction Long-Listed

2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist

South Boston-native Ned Tobin has all the luck. Alive after the Somme, now an officer, he meets, beds and falls in love with the alluring Adèle Chéreaux, a half-English lycée teacher who gives herself fully to Ned. Their love affair is suddenly upended in 1917 when Ned is called home and Adèle flees the last German advance of the First World War. 

Harlem lawyer Chester Dawkins is a fine young man and a devoted brother. He dutifully joins a new regiment anxious to fight for their chance at valor in the face of deep-rooted racism. Meanwhile, his sister, Lena, is left at home to shoulder a crippling legacy of family debt. 

Ned finds himself back in France with Chester’s regiment. Can these soldiers from very different backgrounds overcome long-held prejudices and find common cause in the bloody trenches? Will Ned ever find Adèle again? And what will become of Lena?

Journey through avant-garde Paris, Prohibition-era Harlem and newly independent Ireland in this heart-wrenching yet hopeful story of love and loss.  Has Ned’s luck finally run out?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947108035
Publisher: Jeffrey K. Walker
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Series: Sweet Wine of Youth , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 289
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

JEFFREY K. WALKER has been a stock broker, bomber navigator, prosecuting attorney, international consultant and professor of law and history. Truly Are the Free is the second book in his World War I and 1920s trilogy, Sweet Wine of Youth. He lives with his wife in the Tidewater region of Virginia.
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