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DOC î READER Lovely War FREE Ö GWAIRSOFT Ù [KINDLE] ✽ Lovely War ❁ Julie Berry – A sweeping multi layered romance with a divine twist by the Printz Honor winning author of The Passion of Dolssa set in the perilous days of World Wars I and IIIt's 1917 and World War I is at its zeni A sweeping mulEd off to the killing fieldsAubrey Edwards is also headed toward the trenches A gifted musician who's played Carnegie Hall he's a member of the th New York Infantry an all African American regiment being sent to Europe to help end the Great War Love is the last thing on his mind But that's before he meets Colette Fournier a Belgian chanteuse who's already survived unspeakable tragedy at the hands of the GermansThirty years after these four lov This book would have maybe gotten four stars because of the discussion of topics such as James Reese Europe and the introduction of jazz in Europe during WWI the treatment of black troops during the war and the horrors of the trenches And yet the framing techniue of a story told by Ares Aphrodite and Hephaestus did absolutely not work for me The writing was ok if sappy when the narrative concentrated on Hazel James Colette and Aubrey but it was stilted and awkward when the gods were speaking amongst themselves The two intertwined love stories were ok but very soap opera inspired with long pauses and dramatic kisses If that is your kind of thing then you'll enjoy this I just found that the story would have been fine without the gods and without the sappiness I would probably have dropped it down to two stars had there not been the good historical reminders I mentioned above and the Historical Notes and Bibliography not have been included at the endThe plot is framed by what I consider to be a silly scenario in 40s Manhattan where Haphaestus catches Ares and Aphrodite in delecto and in strange rip off of 1001 Nights Aphrodite recounts a love story set in WWI Like I said that whole thing did nothing for me The adventures of the two couples Hazel and James both English and Colette and Aubrey Belgian and American respectively were interesting if somewhat overdrawn at points Had the book just focused on the two love stories I might have enjoyed it I nearly forgot to mention that there has been a renewed interest in the music of James Reese Europe most notably by the American jazz pianist Jason Moran who includes a few songs including Reveille Blues alluded to in the book in his live sets and plans an entire album dedicated to the composerband leader in 2020I’ll give a in depth plot readout later Just miffed that the top review for this book is one sentence in ALL CAPS and has 520 Likes I don’t understand how that works

TEXT ✓ Ô Julie Berry

A sweeping multi layered romance with a divine twist by the Printz Honor winning author of The Passion of Dolssa set in the perilous days of World Wars I and IIIt's and World War I is at its zenith when Hazel and James first catch sight of each other at a London party She's a shy and talented pianist he's a newly minted soldier with dreams of becoming an architect When they fall in love it's immediate and deep and cut short when James is shipp screaming from an oversized megaphone NOT TO DICTATE ANYONE'S LIFE BUT THIS BOOK BRAIDS TOGETHER TWO LOVE STORIES SET IN WWI AND IT'S NARRATED BY GREEK GODS AND YOU GUYS NEED TO ADD IT TO YOUR TBR

Julie Berry Ô Lovely War EBOOK

Lovely WarErs' fates collide the Greek goddess Aphrodite tells their stories to her husband Hephaestus and her lover Ares in a luxe Manhattan hotel room at the height of World War II She seeks to answer the age old uestion Why are Love and War eternally drawn to one another But her uest for a conclusion that will satisfy her jealous husband uncovers a multi threaded tale of prejudice trauma and music and reveals that War is no match for the power of Lov An unbelievably charming book The sections with the Greek gods are pitched for a YA audience but the rest of the book straddles YA and Adult beautifully telling a story that’s warm and tense and lovingly crafted At times not even my cold cold heart could keep me from sighing Highly recommended