None of Us the Same (Sweet Wine of Youth) (Volume 1)

None of Us the Same Sweet Wine of Youth Volume Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist B R A G Medallion Honoree Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist Discovering Diamonds ReviewFiery Deirdre Brannigan had opinions on e

  • Title: None of Us the Same (Sweet Wine of Youth) (Volume 1)
  • Author: Jeffrey K. Walker
  • ISBN: 9781947108004
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • 2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist2017 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist2017 Discovering Diamonds ReviewFiery Deirdre Brannigan had opinions on everything She certainly hated the very idea of war in 1914 Childhood pals Jack Oakley and Will Parsons thought it a grand adventure with their friends But the crushing wei2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist2017 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist2017 Discovering Diamonds ReviewFiery Deirdre Brannigan had opinions on everything She certainly hated the very idea of war in 1914 Childhood pals Jack Oakley and Will Parsons thought it a grand adventure with their friends But the crushing weight of her guilty conscience pushes Deirdre to leave Ireland and land directly in the fray Meanwhile the five friends from Newfoundland blithely enlist After all, the war couldn t possibly last very long They learn quickly how wrong they are and each is torn apart by the carnage in France What began with enthusiastic dreams of parades and dances with handsome young soldiers turned into long days and nights in the hospital wards desperately trying to save lives And for the good and decent young men in fine new uniforms aching to prove themselves worthy on the field of battle, the horrors of war quickly descended But it is also the war which brings them together Deirdre s path crosses with Jack and Will when they re brought to her field hospital the first day of the slaughter on the Somme Their lives part, their journeys forward fraught with physical and emotional scars tossing them through unexpected and often painful twists and turns But somehow, a sliver of hope, love and redemption emerges And their paths cross again in St John s When the guns finally fall silent, can Deirdre overcome her secret demons through a new life with battered Jack Can shell shocked Will confront his despotic father s expectations to become the man his young family deserves

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    1. None of Us the Same was a really enjoyable read and a great debut for the author. Mr. Walker creates compelling characters that I look forward to seeing again in his future books. Dierdre is especially memorable and brings a nice element of the experience of WWI beyond those fighting as soldiers. Mr. Walker’s dialogue and scene descriptions really bring you into the story and the unique geographical settings (such as Newfoundland). He used enough historical detail to give a sense of the WWI-er [...]

    2. Mr. Walker has written a gem of a novel. In this, the first book in his Sweet Wine of Youth trilogy, he paints a vivid picture of life in Newfoundland and Ireland just before, during and after World War I. The battle scenes bring to light the horror, frustration and fatigue of that war. The characters are smartly drawn, with a vulnerability that makes them seem real and familiar. This book is meticulously researched which is evident through language as well as historical detail. A bit of an emot [...]

    3. An extremely well-written book. Great character development. Numerous twists and turns in the story but introduced at a pace that makes for easy, enjoyable reading. In my opinion it seems quite evident that the author did extensive research prior to putting pen to paper. I'm eagerly awaiting volume 2 in this trilogy AND hoping the wait is brief.

    4. I’ve read quite a few novels recently that in a way or another involve WWI and veterans from that war. None of Us the Same by Jaffrey Walker is the first one that truly rings authentic. It’s a very subtle line. It isn’t easy for me to say what it is that makes this story different, because also the other novels I’ve read were very well-researched. The different isn’t in the research itself, I believe, it’s more in the personal experience an author can put into their story.Jeffrey is [...]

    5. Jeffrey K. Walker has created a captivating novel which does something remarkable- it plants the reader smack dab in the horror of the French trenches, then follows those lucky enough to survive to the hospital where doctors and nurses, themselves overwrought from the enormity of the wounded, care tirelessly and selflessly for their patients, then carries the reader through the beautifully drawn main characters’ struggles to forge a new way forward, all the while keeping the reader hopeful and [...]

    6. PTSDThis novel provides great insight into the psychological effect that war has on the people who experienced it. Not all wounds are visible is the mantra of today’s veterans. This was not the case at the beginning of the 20th century. Especially in the character of Will Parsons who suffered more from what he experienced than his wound.

    7. Jeffrey K. Walker took me to a place I had never been and a time I wasn't alive and made them both familiar with this compelling drama loaded with elements of life and death and beautifully tender friendships. I really liked the journey of Volume 1 and am anxious to follow this group onto Volume 2.

    8. This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: Helen Hollickfounder #DDRevs'a very realistic portrayal of the consequences of war'

    9. We are proud to announce that -NONE OF US THE SAME by Jeffrey K. Walker is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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