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Hope Rising

(Of Love and War #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  44 reviews

In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Summoning all her strength, Evelyn is determined to carry on-not just for herself and her country, b
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Forever
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Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book of Ms. Henrie's that I've had the pleasure of reading. I am always astounded by the depth of emotion she is able to put into the story. She's able to help the reader to feel and understand the sense of loss the character feels over a loved one. The joy of finding love again after loss. The unjustified guilt that comes with surviving when another has not. Ms. Henrie shows the horrors of war without the gorey details. Even the supporting characters had very natural ways of a ...more

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Highly recommended 5*s

Worth every reading minute and soggy tissue!

Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stacie Henrie did it again! I love her unique story lines and the way she weaves the love story into them. I adore Joel and Evelyn's relationship and couldn't get enough! This was a fun read and I couldn't put it down! ...more
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series is AMAZING!
FANTASTIC writing!
Stories that wrap around your heart and never let go...they are SO GOOD!

This story is set in France during World War I about an American nurse named Evelyn.

During this period of time...

"The United States Army Nurse Corps, ...had more than 10,000 nurses serving overseas. though they did not receive military rank until after the war, these nurses were an incredible force for good. An Army Nurse Corps nurse who married or became pregnant--married or not--was
Katie W
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Each book in this series can stand alone, which is something that I really enjoy. I haven't read a lot about WWI and enjoyed getting a feel for what that war was like through the eyes of these fictional characters.

Evelyn is a strong woman. Raised by elderly grandparents, she has a knack for nursing and is determined to do what she can to support her country in the war. She is serving in France and finds herself in a forbidden situation--pregnant and unwed. She finds a way out by proposing to an
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Hope Rising is the second book of the Of Love and War Series and it was simply delightful.

While book one of the series is set stateside, this second book of the series is set in France with much of the story occurring in a hospital. Joel and Evelyn meet under dire circumstances. Some may find their romance to be "instalove", however, I did not. I believe in times of war feelings are more intense and I didn't find it unrealistic for their relationship to grow as quickly as it did.

The Army Nurse C
Dottie Legatos
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in France during World War One, Nurse Evelyn Gray is dealing with the tragic loss of her fiancé, who was killed in battle. Corporal Joel Campbell, his best friend, wounded in the same battle, ends up being cared for by Nurse Gray. They eventually realize the link they share, a friendship and more begins. This was a heart wrenching tale of love, loss, and redemption. Stacy Henrie is becoming a favorite historical fiction author of mine. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Of Love and War series flew in under the radar so to speak. I haven't read much in the way of promotion from the publisher or about the author until recently, but these short little romances have trotted their way to the top of my book list for 2014 beating out some big names! With the first book, we met the Campbell sister, Livy, on the homefront during The Great War. Hope Rising follows Joel through battlefield and field hospital where he meets his best friend's girl, nurse Evelyn Gray. Ea ...more
After getting pregnant, even though she knew she'd be kicked out of nursing, Evelyn, hides her pregnancy and hopes her betrothed returns to her. But when she meets his fellow soldier and learns of his death, she must try and survive and carry on without him.

But soon, she starts to have feelings for this wounded soldier, even though this is what got her in trouble, in the first place. She tries to maintain some distance, but her heart will do no such thing.

Joel has been injured in a way that give
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Hope Rising is a beautiful story of overcoming loss and finding hope in one’s situation. Evelyn is a devoted nurse and is looking forward to her upcoming nuptials to Private Ralph Kelly. When a fresh group of casualties arrive at the hospital, she meets wounded squad leader Joel, who happens to be Ralph’s best friend and was by his side when he died. He has the difficult task of breaking the news to Evelyn, and she is
Hope Rising is the second novel in this series, and it is also set in 1918 during World War I. This story begins in France and narrates the story of Corporal Joel Campbell whom we met briefly in the first novel and Evelyn Gray, a serious young nurse serving in the Army Nurse Corps. Joel is a handsome, honest young soldier serving in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in France.

The storyline follows Nurse Gray’s dedication to the wounded and dying men of WWI as she learns of the loss of her
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done-read
I won this book for FREE on Goodreads. This is an amazing book about a young girl named Evelyn who is a nurse in the Army Corps in France during WWI. She is the daughter of a doctor so she has helped save many lives during her life. She helped to save the life of a soldier named Ralph and even though they are not permitted to be involved with any soldiers, he asks her to dinner. She goes and they fall in love and plan to marry when he gets his next leave. She finds out that she is pregnant and s ...more
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Hope Rising” by Stacy Henrie is a novel about World War I in France. It is the second book in the “Of Love and War” series. The United States Army Nurse Corp, established in 1901, had approximately 10,000 nurses serving overseas. If these nurses married or became pregnant, they were honorably discharged and sent home.

This story is about one of those nurses. She discovers that she is pregnant and tells Ralph, but he is killed in the trenches before they can be married. Corporal Joel Campbell is
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Another great addition to the "Of Love And War" series! All of the books take place around WWI, but unlike book one, this story was set in Europe. I really enjoyed being able to see things from that perspective.

The characters were nice. I think I liked Joel the best, but both of the main characters were good and had to go through a lot of suffering and growth. The secondary romanc
Book two in Stacy Henrie’s Of Love and War series, Hope Rising, is about a young nurse, Evelyn Gray that falls in love with a soldier, Ralf, while on leave. After finding out she is pregnant, he says he will come marry her the next time he gets leave. Tragically Ralf is killed in battle before he can marry Evelyn. After hearing this shattering news from Ralf’s best friend Joel, who was wounded in the same battle, Evelyn must decide how to handle the situation. As Joel heals at the hospital, he i ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a heart-warming, emotion wringing, beautiful tale of love lost, found and given during a very hard time. This author paints a picture with words of war time sufferings, pains and triumphs for those of us who will never know. A story that flows and takes you along for the well-written ride of a book life-time. War-time nurse Evelyn has some tough life changes happening to her. Corporal Joel has to deal with injuries, healing, and guilt. Sorrow and changes haunt them both as they try to disco ...more
Lizbeth Gutierrez
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received Hope Rising from First Reads, the giveaway program on Goodreads. It took me a while to read it (mostly because I don’t really like to read inspirational romance), but, once I did, I regretted that it took me so long! The story captivated me immediately. I love historical romance, especially anything having to do with the last 1800s and early 1900s, and Hope Rising did not disappoint on that front.

The book has two protagonists, an American nurse named Evelyn Gray and a soldier, Corpor
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stacy Henrie's "Hope Rising (Of Love and War #2)" is a sweet story with two endearing main characters, Evelyn Gray and Joel Campbell. The writing is good and keeps the reader's interest. This is the kind of book my mother would love, as she is into historical romances (clean and inspirational - not the bawdy type). This was the first time I had read any of Stacy Henrie's works and I am quite pleased and would definitely buy her books again, especially as gifts for fans of the genre. A year or s ...more
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book caught my attention from the very start as the story quickly developed. At first I thought I knew just what was going to happen but several twists kept me eager to turn the page. It also opened my eyes to the experiences that army nurses had during the war which is a part of history that I was unfamiliar with. The references to God and faith helped me relate to the characters as they faced their trials and the challenges of their lives. I highly recommend this book (and series)to anyon ...more
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Lovely romance set against the backdrop of WWI France. Evelyn and Joel are interesting characters brought together by circumstance, and what starts out as a solution to a problem turns into love. Ms. Henrie writes a historically accurate tale with beautiful style. This is Inspirational Romance at its best.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. Stacy really makes you fall in love with the characters. I found myself not being able to put it down because I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. I was sad when I turned to the last page because I was interested in reading more about how the characters lives unfolded. It is a wonderfully written story.
Pam Mooney
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written and very inspiring. A healing love story that you will read straight through and feel good when you put it down. A book you can pass to your mom, neighbor, daughter, and then save to read again another day.

Autumn Gubler
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Henrie does a great job of mixing emotion with historical information that leaves me wanting to turn the page. This is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about WWI and enjoy a great love story.
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hope Rising is book two from the Of Love and War series. I just love Evelyn. I felt an instant connection to her from the beginning. I love the scenes she shared with Joel.
I thought this book to be enjoyable and look forward to the next one in the series.
5 stars.
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Randomly picked this book up and was pleasantly surprised. I finished it in a matter of hours as I could not put it down. As a lover of historical fiction with romance, this book is a perfect combination of both. Highly recommend this as well as the others in the series.
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lots of emotions but hope is perhaps the most promising. A griping read.
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Kori Gammon
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great love story during war time. I enjoyed the nursing aspect as well since I am I nurse.
Shreedevi Gurumurty
FROM A GREAT WAR, SPRINGS A GREAT LOVE.In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Summoning all her strength, Evelyn is determined to carry on-not just for herself and her country, but for her unborn child.Corporal Joel Campbell dreams of the day the war is over and he can return home and start a family. W ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
WWI story about a nurse, a soldier, and a little French boy.
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Stacy Henrie, a USA TODAY bestselling author, has always had a love for history, fiction, and chocolate. She earned her B.A. in public relations before turning her attentions to raising a family and writing inspirational historical romances. Wife of an entrepreneur husband and a mother to three, Stacy loves to live out history through her fictional characters. In addition to author, she is also a ...more

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