Synopses & Reviews
Top voices in historical fiction deliver an intensely moving collection of short stories about loss, longing, and hope in the aftermath of World War I—featuring bestselling authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and edited by Heather Webb.
A squadron commander searches for meaning in the tattered photo of a girl hes never met…
A Belgian rebel hides from the world, only to find herself nursing the enemy…
A young airman marries a stranger to save her honor—and prays to survive long enough to love her…
The peace treaty signed on November 11, 1918, may herald the end of the Great War but for its survivors, the smoke is only beginning to clear. Picking up the pieces of shattered lives will take courage, resilience, and trust.
Within crumbled city walls and scarred souls, wars echoes linger. But when the fighting ceases, renewal begins…and hope takes root in a fall of poppies.
Praise for Jennifer Robsons After the War is Over: “A glorious journey from grief to celebration. Once I started reading, I couldnt put this novel down. The story is engaging, memorable and beautifully imagined.” Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American
Praise for Hazel Gaynors A Memory of Violets: “Gaynor once again brings history to life. With intriguing characters and a deeply absorbing story, her latest is a fascinating examination of one citys rich history and the often forgotten people who lived in it.” Booklist
Praise for Beatriz Williams A Hundred Summers: “[A] fast-paced love story.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Youll be drawn into this story of obsession and passion.”-- on Heather Webbs Rodins Lover Cosmopolitan Magazine
About the Author
Hazel Gaynor's 2014 debut novel The Girl Who Came Home—A Novel of the Titanic
was a New York Times
and USA Today
bestseller. A Memory of Violets
is her second novel.
Hazel writes a popular guest blog 'Carry on Writing' for national Irish writing website writing.ie and contributes regular feature articles for the site, interviewing authors such as Philippa Gregory, Sebastian Faulks, Cheryl Strayed, Rachel Joyce and Jo Baker, among others.
Hazel was the recipient of the 2012 Cecil Day Lewis award for Emerging Writers and was selected by Library Journal as one of Ten Big Breakout Authors for 2015. She appeared as a guest speaker at the Romantic Novelists' Association and Historical Novel Society annual conferences in 2014.
Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.
Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antonys College, University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and young children.
Kate Kerrigan is the author of three previous novels. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two sons.