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Until the War is Over by Rosemary Goodacre - Blog Tour

Friday, May 8, 2020

Hello! I'm thrilled to welcome you all to my blog today for the blog tour for Until the War is Over by Rosemary Goodacre. If you've never been here before please do have a look around. I review all kinds of books!

I liked the sound of this book so eagerly signed up for the tour. I liked the book, I liked both Amy and Edmond and thought that I understood what they had both been through in the war. I liked how Amy didn't really fit in with Edmond's family but tried her hardest to. I liked her friends and family. 

Edmond was harder to like, but I did like how he felt having being invalided out of the war. I liked other characters and their positions on the war too. It's interesting because it's not about the war itself per se - not the front lines - but about those people left behind to cope. I love looking at that side of things, especially when we, the readers, can look back and understand the historical significance of things when people living in the middle of them can't.

This is the premise:

In a world destroyed by war, can hope survive?
Summer 1918: Young couple Amy and Edmond Derwent, after their experiences on the front line of battle – Edmond as an officer and Amy as a VAD in France - have now settled back in England and are starting to build a life as a family, with the arrival of baby Beth bringing them much-needed joy. But while she may have married into the wealthy Derwent family, now living with her in-laws in their grand home, Amy’s modest upbringing means that she is never truly accepted by Edmond’s family.
The Great War rages on, and while the men are off fighting, those left at home steel themselves for tragic news, praying that their loved ones return safely.
Edmond, still struggling with the effects of the injury he sustained at Ypres, feels the guilt of remaining at home while his friends are sent into battle. But life at Larchbury is not without its own problems – as food becomes scarce, and the Spanish Influenza causes deaths throughout England, tragedy strikes closer to home and it seems no one is safe from heartbreak.
Can Amy and Edmond keep their love strong, even in a world crumbling all around them?
A captivating family saga set in WW1 about the power of love amongst the heartbreak of war – if you like Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood, you’ll be swept away by this engrossing, emotional novel.

And this is the author's bio:

Rosemary Goodacre is thrilled to have a three book deal with Hera Books. Her World War I romance Until We Meet Again was published on 31/10/19.
Previously Rosemary has had a novella published, entitled A Fortnight is not Enough, and a science fiction story in the anthology Telescoping Time.
Rosemary has always loved languages and travel, mainly in Europe. In her spare time she enjoys country walking, bridge and classical music. She lives in Kent, England.
Twitter: @RoseGoodacre

1 comment

  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour today Rebecca x



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