By the Hands of Men by Mr Roy M. Griffis
The Old World

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“With elements reminiscent of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, in the midst of World War I, a relationship develops between an English lieutenant and a young Russian nurse—a surprising tenderness against the backdrop of war...with likable characters, spending more time in the Old World is an appealing prospect.” - Kirkus Reviews

"A truly remarkable historical novel- so finely rendered in period detail - that the reader becomes one with the plot and characters. Mr. Griffis has a superb talent for capturing the small details that make up the whole- from the horrors of war to the very intricate procedures involved with early 20th Century Wartime medicine. Charlotte Braninov is a very complex character, one who is beautifully drawn by the pen of Mr. Griffis. Her conflicting feelings on war and her intense emotions sparked by her time treating Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald left me breathless- they were so emotionally powerful. This is a novel that will not only entertain and inform, but pull at your emotions as well- a truly beautiful novel set during a horrific time in history."
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With the Great War raging around them, wounded Lt. Robert Fitzgerald falls in love with Russian nurse Charlotte Braninov. Torn apart by illness and betrayal, they pursue separate quests that take them across a world on the verge of change. From Shanghai to revolutionary Russia, they learn that hands of men can create a hell on earth - or, through the redemptive power of love, a heaven in which to truly live

 

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Published September 27, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 266 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the midst of World War I, a relationship develops between an English lieutenant and a young Russian nurse—a surprising tenderness against the backdrop of war.

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