April 15, 2023

#BookReview: After the War by Anita Frank

Synopsis: May, 1945. When bells ring out for Victory in Europe, young wife and mother Gwen wonders if her world is about to change. 

Six years ago, she married Jack – not out of love, but to keep a secret. On their wedding night, hoping to atone for events in his past, Jack promised he would leave for the war the following day and never return. 

But Jack is coming home, unable to keep the promise he so faithfully made, and full of hope that he may at last win a place in Gwen’s life and her heart. 

As events of the past return to haunt them, threatening all they hold dear, Jack and Gwen find themselves facing their greatest battle yet. 

To win, they will have to stand together and fight as one. 

In this sweeping historical story with huge heart, Anita Frank weaves a glorious tale of love and loss, secrets and promises.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: Every minute of this story was so engrossing I could not put it down.  With a sweeping love story will pull at your heart all set in the time of WWII. I loved it. 


Praise for After the War:

‘An engaging story of secrets, sacrifice and the persistence of love’ Sunday Times

‘I loved every minute … a truly wonderful novel, so beautifully written and with an engrossing plot … From now on, Anita will be a must-read author for me’ Jill Mansell, bestselling author of And Now You're Back

‘Draws you in with a deeply held secret so that just when you think it should all be over, it’s really just beginning – an enticing slant on wartime life’ Mandy Robotham, bestselling author of The Girl Behind the Wall

‘Set during WWII, Anita Frank weaves a beautiful and poignant love story that tugged at my heartstrings’ Jenny Quintana, author of The Hiding Place

‘An engrossing story of loss, betrayal and love on the farming home front during WWII … that immerses the reader in the struggles of women in wartime and the traumas of the men who returned’ Carolyn Kirby, author of The Conviction of Cora Burns

‘Beautiful, atmospheric writing and masterful storytelling’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Under The Golden Sun

‘A more modern take on Far from the Madding Crowd’ Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Pick

‘Utterly gripping. It wrapped me in its spell from the first page to the last. Anita Frank is a beautiful writer and a wonderful storyteller’ Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour

‘A page-turner crafted with care and respect. A love poem to a lost agricultural way of life’ Caroline Scott, author of When I Come Home Again

‘A beautiful tale of love, loss and survival … with characters that live on well after the last page’ FĂ­ona Scarlett, author of Boys Don’t Cry

‘A gripping, achingly romantic wartime drama’ Samantha King, author of The Secret Keeper’s Daughter

‘A tribute to the ordinary working lives of extraordinary people before, during and after WWII’ Claire Dyer, author of The Significant Others of Odie May

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Book Description

From the author of historical fiction books comes the most breathtaking World War Two love story

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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