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Broken Hero

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Audrey Pearson's life changed dramatically when WWII broke out and her large home, Twelve Pines on the East Yorkshire coast, became a convalescence home for wounded soldiers. Her life is no longer lavish with entertainment, beautiful clothes and surrounded by a loving family. Soldiers, physically and mentally wounded now fill her home. The smell of disinfectant replaces he...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 28th 2008 by Wild Rose Press (first published February 26th 2008)
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Lynda Warnock
Broken Hero takes place in the English countryside during World War II. Rations are tight, air raid sirens go off nightly and fun seems to have occurred in another lifetime. For Audrey her daily life has changed dramatically in the last few years. She has lost her mother, brother and her father is very ill. She takes care of her sister and the family home which has been turned into a recuperation facility for wounded soldiers.

Anne Whitfield weaves a very convincing story of what it must have bee...more
Audrey Pearson believes she is in control of her life and her emotions, until Captain Jake Harding’s arrival affects her in a way she never expects. She rails against his inability to respond to her due to the demons which haunt him from his past. Does she salve her pride and stop trying? Will he come to realise he needs the devotion she can offer, or is this broken hero beyond her reach?

Broken Hero is an uplifting story about the unseen wounds war inflicts on the strongest and the way ordinary...more
This author desperately needs a new copy editor. There, were, so, many, commas. Commas everywhere. The dialogue read stiffly. The characterization was... non-existent. Skip this book.
Linda LaRoque
Enjoyed this book. It give us a different view of WW II and how families were affected.
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