Overview - FROM A GREAT WAR, SPRINGS A GREAT LOVE In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Read more...
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FROM A GREAT WAR, SPRINGS A GREAT LOVE In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Summoning all her strength, Evelyn is determined to carry on-not just for herself and her country, but for her unborn child. Corporal Joel Campbell dreams of the day the war is over and he can return home and start a family. When a brutal battle injury puts that hope in jeopardy, Joel is lost to despair . . . until he meets Evelyn. Beautiful, compassionate, and in need of help, she makes an unconventional proposal that could save their lives-or ruin them irrevocably. Now, amidst the terror and turmoil of the Western Front, these two lost souls will have to put their faith in love to find the miracle they've been looking for.
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Henrie’s second Of Love and War historical (after Hope at Dawn) highlights the tragedies and triumphs faced by a nurse during WWI. Evelyn Gray is a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. While serving in France, she meets Pvt. Ralph Kelley. Though nurses are forbidden from fraternizing with soldiers, Ralph’s charm wins her over. Ralph and Evelyn agree to marry when she learns that she is pregnant, but shortly after, he’s killed in battle. One of the survivors of that same battle is Cpl. Joel Campbell, and Evelyn helps nurse him back to health. As Evelyn attempts to come to terms with the loss of Ralph and figure out how to handle her unexpected pregnancy, she is surprised and dismayed to feel an attraction to Joel. Meanwhile, Joel holds a secret about Ralph’s death that he fears would sadden Evelyn. Henrie’s attention to historical detail and her ability to create multidimensional characters in a swiftly moving, immersive story make this a novel to be savored until the final page is turned. Agent: Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds. (Dec.)