Those Those Behind

The brewing winds of war will soon rip the family apart

Those Left Behind

The Steward family eagerly prepares for the wedding of their daughter Hettie to Geoffrey Bartlette. The event forever binds them to the Bartlettes who have been their friends for decades.

When the Great War explodes, Hettie and her brother, Freddie, join the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This decision is met with resistance and disapproval, causing a rift in the siblings’ relationship with their parents.

As the war rages on, a once stable friendship is tested, two daughters’ marriages are in tatters, and the scourge of influenza sweeps through the civilian population.

Will the Stewards bend under pressure?

Although the years of WWI felt like a slog for Hettie’s family, I didn’t get that sense as a reader. I was interested throughout and curious about what came next. Fans of historical fiction will likely love this book as will those who like narrative nonfiction like that of Erik Larson. Highly recommended.
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Lavendar Lilly
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