April 1919. Six months have passed since the armistice that ended the Great War. But new battles face those who have survived.
Only 23, former soldier Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine Waveney, have their whole lives ahead of them. But Riley's injuries from the war have created awkward tensions between the couple, scars that threaten to shatter their marriage before it has truly begun.
Peter and Julia Locke are facing their own trauma. Peter has become a recluse, losing himself in drink to forget the horrors of the war. Desperate to reach her husband, Julia tries to soothe his bitterness, but their future together is uncertain.
Drawn together in the aftermath of the war, the couples become tightly intertwined. Haunted by loss, guilt, and dark memories, contending with uncertainty, anger, and pain, they are left with the question: Is love strong enough to help them move forward?
The incandescent follow-up to the international best seller My Dear I Want to Tell You, The Heroes' Welcome is a powerful and intimate novel chronicling the turbulence of 1919 - a year of perilous beginnings, disturbing realities, and glimmerings of hope.
©2015 Louisa Young (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
It was a very realistic picture of the recovery from WW1. It shows how different people react to peace. Peter can't cope, while Nadine and Riley manage to cope and prosper
I would read My Dear I Wanted to tell you first.
Dan Stevens is an excellent narrator. He doesn't get in the way of the story, but carries you along.
It would have to be Riley.
Riley. His perseverance in the face of adversity. His war wounds, both mental and physical as a result of WW I never hold him back from being a successful and functioning human being. His efforts are so noble.
His exceptional talent as a reader makes the characters more distinct and alive ! He is the best reader in the industry of audible books.
Please hire Dan Stevens to read as many books as possible and I'd also like to see more works by Louisa Young put into audio form.
I cannot praise this book enough. It's sweet, and real, and gritty, and brings post War life to perspective. Everything about this book is amazing, and I will be listening many more times.
Lovely narration but not a good story. I found the endless introspection rather boring, and the characters were all sad and damaged.
Continues the story from My Dear I Wanted to Tell You with just as much compassion for her characters and their situations after the war
Dan Stevens couldn't be better. The best choice for a reader. Wish he would narrate more and hopefully another book by Louisa Young.
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