Heart of War: A Novel

Heart of War A Novel Against a backdrop of the middle years of the Great War the characters in this book reach out to one another to find love and comfort during a time of trial and desolation Thus the men and women of E

  • Title: Heart of War: A Novel
  • Author: John Masters
  • ISBN: 9780070407824
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Against a backdrop of the middle years of the Great War, the characters in this book reach out to one another to find love and comfort during a time of trial and desolation Thus the men and women of England survive, the battlefields of Flanders, Paschendaele, and Verdun No matter how desperate the situation, they strive to rise above it.It is also a time when President WAgainst a backdrop of the middle years of the Great War, the characters in this book reach out to one another to find love and comfort during a time of trial and desolation Thus the men and women of England survive, the battlefields of Flanders, Paschendaele, and Verdun No matter how desperate the situation, they strive to rise above it.It is also a time when President Woodrow Wilson decides to lead an isolationist America into battle in the trenches of Europe American born Johnny Merritt leaves his English wife to return home, enlist in the 16th Division, and be among the first Americans to fight in the global conflict Truly, this is a story whose dimensions take in the entire world.Paramount among the characters are Colonel Quentin Rowland, for fifteen months commander of the Weald Light Infantry, who admires his men so much for the sacrifices they make on the battlefield that he can forgive his adjutant, Archie Campbell, for having fallen in love with his wife.There is Christopher Cate, the Squire, an expert in philosophy, Greek, and Latin He falls in love with the American widow Isabel Kramer, but because his wife has deserted him to fight for the cause of Ireland in the Easter Rebellion, the Squire is torn between his marriage vows, his duties to his townspeople, and the love he feels for Mrs Kramer.In his dashing RAF uniform, Guy Rowland does not look like a killer But with 32 German planes to his credit, the handsome pilot cannot shake the sickness he endures each time he scores a victory He falls in love with the devastatingly beautiful Marchioness of Jarrow, the former Florinda Gorse and daughter of Probyn a cunning poacher who is locked in a blood feud with the Earl of Swanwick over hunting and fishing rights.

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    1. This is the second book of the Loss of Eden series.This is the most impressive book on World War I I've read so far. The author provides a real dramatization of the battlefields of Flandres, Paschendaele and Verdun.About the main characters:Johnny Merritt, born in America, decides to leave his English wife to return home, enlists in the 16th Division, and he is among the first Americans to fight in this treacherous war.Colonel Quentin Rowland lead for 15 months the command of the Weald Light Inf [...]

    2. I read the first of the Loss of Eden trilogy (Now, God be thanked) a few months ago and thought it was excellent, and it made me want to read the second and third books as well. This is the second of the trilogy and is also excellent. John Masters is a really good author and here he weaves a story about the lives of 4 families from a small Kent community, plus the lives of a few other people such as some American industrialists, and a local entrepreneur, into a chronology of the First World War. [...]

    3. My only problem with this book is that there are so many plot lines and some of them are not developed as fully as I would like. I also did not like how some of the plot lines were resolved, especially Bob Stratton's.However, I am emotionally invested in these characters and must read the sequel to find out how the WWI ends for all of them.

    4. Love this trilogy and I am reading it again for the first time in over 30 years. Okay, the characters might be a bit stereotyped in the rich and poor of the times, but loved it all the same.

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