Adjustment Year

Adjustment Year by Melina Druga

A war nurse returns home. Society expects her to carry on as if the Great War never happened. But how can she?

Canadian war nurse Hettie Taylor returns home married to Alfred, a man she barely knows. As she adjusts to civilian life, Hettie must come to terms with her first husband’s death during the war and deal with debilitating emotions.

Hettie wonders if she will be miserable for the rest of her days and confides in her brother, Freddie, the only person she feels understands her.

The promise of better days slips away as the optimism everyone experienced on Armistice Day fades. The war is over, but will the emotional wounds heal?

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