After the War Is Over: A Novel by Jennifer Robson

By Jennifer Robson

The foreign bestselling writer of someplace in France returns along with her sweeping moment novel—a story of sophistication, love, and freedom—in which a tender girl needs to locate her position in an international without end changed.

After 4 years as an army nurse, Charlotte Brown is able to go away in the back of the devastation of the nice warfare. The daughter of a vicar, she has consistently been decided to commit her existence to supporting others. relocating to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her paintings with these such a lot in want, in simple terms tearing herself away for the vigorous dinners she enjoys with the ladies at her boarding house.

Just as Charlotte starts off to settle into her new conditions, messages arrive that may switch her lifestyles. One, from a thorough younger newspaper editor, bargains her an opportunity to talk out when you can't. the opposite pulls her again to her prior, and to a guy she has attempted, and failed, to forget.

Edward Neville-Ashford, her former service provider 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 was once. but below his conflict wounds and haunted eyes Charlotte sees glimpses of the captivating boy who in the past claimed her silly center. She desires to support him, yet dare she hazard her destiny for a guy who can by no means be hers?

As Britain seethes with unrest and post-war euphoria flattens into sour unhappiness, Charlotte needs to confront long-held insecurities to discover her precise voice . . . and the braveness to make your mind up if the lifestyles she has created is the single she really wants.

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Wouldn't it be really nice . . some day . . if you could buy . . air conditioning . . ' Mr Terle coasted a while, eyes shut. ' The two old boarders flushed; they hadn't paid a bill now in twenty-one years. Much later, Mr Fremley sighed a grievous sigh. 'Why, why don't we all just quit, pack up, get outa here, move to a decent city? ' said Mr Terle, quietly. 'No. ' Slowly, all three men stopped rocking. January 29th. The one day in all the year when it really let go and rained. ' Mr Smith tilted his gold railroad watch like the warm summer moon in his palm.

Now the ice-cream stick had fallen casually from his fingers. Now he was saying good night, good night. Now he was gone, walking back down the beach towards the south. George Smith stood looking after him. After a full minute, he did the only thing he could possibly do. He started at the beginning of the fantastic frieze of satyrs and fauns and wine-dipped maidens and prancing unicorns and piping youths and he walked slowly along the shore. He walked a long way, looking down at the free-running bacchanal.

He glanced down at her single piece of luggage resting there by the first tread. He looked from her suitcase to her and raised his eyebrows, questioningly. Miss Hillgood looked at her harp, at her suitcase, at Mr Terle, and at last back to Mr Smith. She nodded once. Mr Smith bent down and with his own luggage under one arm and her suitcase in the other, he started the long slow climb up the stairs in the gentle dark. As he moved, Miss Hillgood put the harp back on her shoulder and either played in time to his moving or he moved in time to her playing, neither of them knew which.

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