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Engaged in War (French Letters #2)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  6 reviews
French Letters; Engaged in War, is the second book in the French Letters Trilogy. The companion to Virginia's War, it is the story of Will Hastings, an army doctor caught up in the D-Day landings in Normandy and the drive to capture St. Lo, France. Isolated from Virginia Sullivan and the events taking place at home, Will faces the demands of combat surgery under fire and t ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Vire Press (first published August 29th 2010)
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Jennifer (JC-S)
‘It was the risk of failure that scared him.’

This is the second instalment in the ‘French Letters’ trilogy, and is written from the perspective of Will Hastings, a young army doctor on the battlefields of France in World War II. Will Hastings arrives in France during the D Day landings and finds himself torn between saving lives – military and civilian - and trying to find out about the death of his brother. As a doctor, he is committed to saving lives wherever possible. As a doctor in a war he
Joyce Faulkner
Jack Woodville London - MWSA 2011 Author of the Year
Mishel Zabala
My Rating: 3/5 stars

I've never really been a "war-time" reader and I'm pretty positive this is my first war-related novel. In school I sort of avoided all History classes if I could get away with it. I'm not too sure why I did that now that I think about it. Set in WWII, Engaged In War is the second in a trilogy and focuses on Will Hastings, a young army doctor. I usually don't like to step out of order when it comes to books, however the blurb caught my attention and I ended up accepting the re
Kathleen Kelly
French Letters: Engaged in War has to be the first WWII book I have read in a long time and was apprehensive when I requested this book from Phenix & Phenix. This second novel in the trilogy by Jack Woodville London pretty much takes place in the French countryside during the attempted takeover of St. Lo. The main character is Will Hastings, a combat surgeon, who is not attached to any unit but is treating wounded men . His brother is missing, presumed dead and Will is trying to find out wha ...more
Joan Adamak
Powerful Saga of WWII

As a teenager dating WWII vets returning home, I heard all sorts of snippets of the snafus that occurred during the war and Book Two covers the trials and adjustments made by the medical teams on the push by the Americans into France on D-day and thereafter. It is the story of Will Hastings, whose college education of two years and medical training of two years were mysteriously paid for and then he was drafted. His rank was Captain, although he lacked much medical training,
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French Letters: Engaged in War is the second book in the French Letters trilogy by Jack Woodville London. From what i gather about Engaged in War, the books are based on World War 2 and they chronicle the relationship between Captain Will Hastings; a medic serving in the war and Virginia, his love back in Texas. The story has a very unique plot, quite a few interesting characters and its written in a prose that is witty and intelligent but sadly i didn't quite enjoy this story.

While i try to rea
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Jack Woodville London is a former US Army captain, a respected trial-attorney, a noted World War II historian, and an internationally-acclaimed author. A graduate of West Texas A&M and the University of Texas Law School, Jack’s foundation in writing began when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal in 1970.
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