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Stormi's Review: By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World by Roy M. Griffis

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Released: November 4, 2013

Genre: Historical Fiction

Length: 262 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald has managed to retain his sanity, his humanity, and his honor during the hell of WWI's trench warfare. Charlotte Braninov fled the shifting storm of the impending Russian Revolution for the less-threatening world of field camp medicine, serving as a nurse in the most hopeless of fronts. Their friendship creates a sanctuary both could cling to in the most desperate of times. Historical fiction about life, loss, and love, By the Hands of Men explores the power that lies within each of us to harm - or to heal - all those we touch

Five Boundless Stars

By The Hands Of Men (Book 1: The Old World) told an amazing story. I have always loved history, but with it comes pain, war, death, hope, and sometimes even love. This story gives you all of these things. Charlotte and Robert meet amongst the battlefield. They then find themselves forming a bond while working together in the field hospital during World War 1. He is a soldier and she is a nurse. Any relationship between them is forbidden, but they seem to find a peace together. One that is hard to come by in a world torn apart by the death of men and women all around them. Near the end they become separated by thousands of miles. But their love is still there and very real. This book told a sad tale of the war. The world and the people are literally torn apart. Mentally and physically they fight against the horrors. This story brought many tears to my eyes. These types of books normally do. It was so good and so descriptive that at times it's like I was standing in Charlotte's place amongst the broken men and amongst the battlefield. That is what makes a good book. And this was better than good. It was intriguing and powerful. It was a work of art. It painted a picture in my mind, a sad one, but true and colorful, all the same. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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