Friday, May 17, 2013

AFTER THE WAR by Libby Sternberg ebook review

A decade after the war, its devastation still haunts them...

In the summer of 1955, a young nun awakens in Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering an overdose, unable to remember the events that brought her there. As she recovers, she becomes the center of quiet struggles among those who surround her: her brother, a former GI still stung by betrayal during his years of service; her sister-in-law, a beautiful woman seeking love at any price; her confessor, a Jesuit priest who lost everything during the bombing of London; her nurse, a war widow whose sunny optimism leads to repeated disappointment; and her doctor, a psychiatrist beset by survival guilt and doubts about his profession's ability to heal. Suffering from unseen war wounds ten years after the fighting ended, they each find their way to a very personal peace. 


This isn't the kind of book I would really read but I decided to  give it a chance and I am glad i read it.  
This book is very well written and draws you into the story. I started reading this one morning and i just couldn't put it down. 

I give this 4 out of 5

                              *I received a free copy of this book for my honest review*

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