In the aftermath of war, everyone is searching for answers.
It feels quite apt that my review of this incredible book is coming out today, Remembrance Sunday. Tomorrow is the 11th November. This book came at just the right time and I will start by saying that I urge you all to read it.
Harry is a photographer. His new role, after the war (World War 1), is to find the graves of the fallen men and take a photograph to send back to the mourning families. During the war, Harry’s younger brother is killed. His older brother is ‘missing, presumed dead’. For Edie, his wife, this is not good enough. She needs to find Francis somehow. She needs to know if he has a grave or if he is still alive somewhere. With Harry’s help they set about trying to find answers and along the way they meet some amazing people who are all willing to try and help them in some way.
Each chapter is split between Harry & Edie. Some of the chapters are set during the war and some after.
I absolutely fell in love with this book. It is such beautiful writing, a very poignant story, a love story in a way, but it also serves as a great reminder of what both men and women went through during the war and in the aftermath.
The back of the book has the words ‘epic novel’ and it isn’t wrong. At 492 pages, it isn’t a short or easy book to read, but it’s an important one. I felt nearly every emotion going whilst I read it. The ending completely floored me. Once I hit the halfway point of the book, I couldn’t put it down.
This book is filled with heartbreak, hope, loss, and so much love. It is so incredibly moving that at first I couldn’t quite believe what I had read. When I finished the book I couldn’t think of the right words to describe how I felt, how the book made me feel and just how amazingly well it was written.
I hope Caroline writes another book as I think I’d happily read anything that she writes after this.
Thank you so much to Darkroom Tours and Simon & Schuster UK for allowing me to be a part of this tour and sending me such a beautiful book. I rated this 4.5 stars and I will be recommending it for a long time to come.
It is available on Amazon for the amazing price of £7.00 for a hardback or on Kindle for £4.99.