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Tides of Honour

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  894 ratings  ·  180 reviews
A novel of love, loss, and honour amidst the horrors of war and its aftermath.

It’s 1916, and the last thing Nova Scotian soldier Danny Baker expects to find in war-torn France is the love of his life. Audrey Poulin is alone in the world, and struggling to survive the war in the French countryside. When Audrey and Danny meet and fall in love, it seems like the best version
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 2015 by Simon & Schuster Canada
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Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
A broken down wagon, war-weary soldiers and romance set in the back drop of war in 1916. Daniel and Audrey connect instantly and communicate with one another through letters while he is off fighting in the war in France. They fall in love and he asks her to marry him. The two are hopeful until Daniel's injured and loses his leg. He doesn't think Audrey will want him anymore but she assures him that she loves him no matter what. Audrey's a brave young woman, naïve but refreshing. She moves overse ...more
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: canadian-historical fiction, world war I- 20th century social history
If you have never read a Genevieve Graham book, what's wrong with you? Seriously, this author knows how to take her readers back into the past and it's a real gift. As a person who bursts with pride at hailing from the "Maritimes", I am very glad that Graham chose to a) speak about the life of a soldier in World War One, a war that our country is slowly beginning to ignore, and b) the devastating disaster of the Halifax explosion.

Graham packs an emotional punch right from the beginning with a
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book through the GoodReads First Reads program.

I am so very torn about this book. First off, I have to say that I'm a sucker for anything involving Canada and The First World War. That is one of my favourite areas of history to study, and so I was super excited to read this novel. And there were a lot of things I liked about it! War bride? Yes, super interesting! A soldier that lost not only good friends, but his leg on the battlefield and now has to adjust to a complet
The Lit Bitch
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Oh how I love war time romances but I especially enjoy them when they are different.

This book is set in Canada during the Great War which is what immediately drew me in.

I haven’t read any books on the Great War set anywhere other than England or France so this book totally grabbed my attention.

This book had everything that I look for in a swoon worthy war romance…..a dashing hero, believable romance, overcome-able tragedy,character depth, and a strong historical background. The first t
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian
I think I would have prefered more on Danny's time in France while he was still fighting and less marital drama but it was a good story, I enjoyed it. ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Breathtaking and Powerful with strong emotions! 6 stars
Author Genevieve Graham has done it again with her new novel Tides of Honour! It’s emotional, intense and insightful! Ms. Graham is truly a talented storyteller and descriptive writer. I could almost see the people and Halifax and its surroundings! Her research was well documented, the story very well written and nicely blended with her rich characters. This is a story of trust, love, loss, hope and honour! On October 1916, Danny Baker, a No
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the fields of France to the shores of Nova Scotia, Graham captured the period and delivered a tale that will stay with you long after the audio ends. In Tides of Honour, she shares the story of  Nova Scotian soldier Danny Baker as he traipses through France in the summer of 1916 and meets a young woman named Audrey Poulin. His troop holds up for the night in the barn of her grandmother's farm. Orphaned, Audry has spent the last ten years caring for her grandmother and the farm. The two feel ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
I guess when a couple is almost together at once then one should expect a bit of heartache along the way.

Danny met Audrey in French, in the midst of war. When he is sent home cos he lost his leg she follows. And then the real story begin. And that is what it was. It felt real.

Once he tells himself that he is luckier since he does not suffer from shell shock. But he clearly is not ok and he does have ptsd. Drinks too much, depressed (I mean he did loose a leg!), violent. Pushing way those who ca
Sandy M
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I’ll be honest – the reason I read romance? The sexy heroes. Everything else is secondary. Except emotion. There are very few authors I’ve read who have made me cry, laugh, or react in some other way through the emotional intensity in their books. I have just added Genevieve Graham to that list. Tides of Honor is all about duty, honor, tragedy, triumph, and, of course, love. She had me turning pages as fast as I could to find out what was next for Danny and Audrey as we travel along with t ...more
Dec 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Too much telling and not enough showing in this historical fiction set in Nova Scotia.
The historical aspects of the novel were far more interesting than the love story between returning WWI soldier Danny Baker and Audrey, his British war bride. The Halifax Explosion was well done and I appreciated the added stories of how the city was rebuilt following the 1917 devastation.

The author touched on issues of the time, but did not flesh them out enough to raise this book above just an average read.
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this for free from first reads. Awesome right? Right.
To be completely honest, I'm not even sure why I entered the giveaway but I sure as hell am glad that I did.
I've never really had an interest in history, and therefore never really had an interest in historical fiction, but this novel blew me away.
Amazing plot. Amazing characters. Amazing story.

I was a little wary to read this book because of the setting of the first world war (that's what I'm studying in history class right now and
A war-torn and weary soldier, a woman who crosses an ocean to be with him, and a hard-fought, gritty story of love surviving so much. The deep-felt storytelling of the author paired with a new to me narrator bringing WWI era Canadian Maritime history to life made this a fabulous listening experience.

Tides of Honour is a standalone story of war, love, darkness, and healing. It's not an easy story to hear and brings to life the light and dark of this critical time in history. The first part of the
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genevieve Graham

Graham’s latest is a poignant, moving masterpiece of historical fiction, set during WWI both in the bloody trenches of France and Nova Scotia Canada it’s an epic tale of love, loss and hope. Told in the third person from the points of view of both the male and female lead protagonists, Danny and Audrey and with a matter of fact narrative this author weaves an exquisite tale that gives a voice to a piece of Canadian history, the Halifax Nova Scotia explosion of 1917
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This romance takes place during WWI, primarily in Nova Scotia, between Jeddore in the Eastern Shore and in Hailfax at the time of the Halifax Explosion in 1917 so I particularly identified with it. I enjoy reading books set where I live involving the history of Halifax and the Explosion has always fascinated me. The author has done very good research into the events, what happened to people and how some of them survived.

Danny meets Audrey in France during the war and it's love at first sight. T
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
I know this isn't the kind of book i usually read. I do sometimes read historical fiction but it is very rare and I don't usually read books that take place in World War 1 but this one sounded interesting so I decided to read and review it.

I have to say I am so glad I did because I love this novel. The story is amazing and I love the characters .

I flew right through this book because I so much enjoyed it and I just couldn't put it down.

I know this is one I will be reading again in the future.
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. didn't know much about the Halifax Explosion but had heard about it. this story was emotional but filled also with laughter. I loaned the ARC that I had after I read it to my friend and she loved it and her husband , who is originally from Nova Scotia, read it also and really liked it. I would definitely recommend it to people to read as it gives an incite to some of our Canadian history in the World War I- how difficult it was for our young men over in Europe , the hardships ...more
This book, there is so much to say and I fear that my review of it will not say enough. The story of the ages comes in the form of Danny and Audrey and an event that actually happened on the Halifax Harbour in December of 1917. It killed 1600 people. The story starts off in the middle of the first world war and trails through one of the most significant pieces of Canadian History. While Danny and Audrey learn how to be a husband and wife, her a war bride he met in France while on a tour of duty ...more
A Sue
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. I wholeheartedly recommend it. It's a historical adventure which touches on WWI, love, and family and how to live through tragedy. I lived in Halifax and was touched by Genevieve Graham's rendition of the Halifax explosion. I didn't want the story to end. ...more
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It’s no secret I love historic fiction. Books dealing with war aren’t my favourite, but the fact that Genevieve Graham is Canadian and this book has a Canadian setting (which is unfortunately rare) intrigued me. Tides of Honour was emotional, powerful, and heartbreaking. It was an epic love story, but it was also so much more than that.

When Danny returns to Nova Scotia after being injured during WWI, he’s haunted by the war and missing pa
Luanne Ollivier
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 Ahh, historical fiction in times of war - a favourite of mine. The tagline on the cover of Genevieve Graham's new book Tides of Honour made this a must read for me - "Halifax 1917 - Love in a Time of War. Canadian historical fiction!

Tides of Honour opens in 1916 with Danny Baker returning home from WWI to the small fishing outport of East Jeddore, Nova Scotia - minus a leg. While in France, Danny had met a young woman named Audrey. Both smitten, they had struck up a written correspondence
Carolyn Walsh
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story of the horror of WW1 and a chance meeting of a soldier, Danny Baker, who meets the love of his life in France. Audrey Poulin is an English girl living in the French countryside with her harsh grandmother. Audrey and Danny write many letters during the war and realize they want a life together.

I seldom read romance novels, even historic ones, but had read Come From Away and enjoyed it very much. I wanted to know more about the Baker family of East Jeddore, Nova Scotia. Come From
Meg - A Bookish Affair
4.5 stars. "Tides of Honour" is the story of Danny, a soldier from Canada, meets the love of his life in war torn France during WWI. He dreams of spending the rest of his life with Audrey, a beautiful Englishwoman. When he's sent home with injuries, he's hoping to bring Audrey home with him. Little do both of them know that their lives in Halifax will be chaotic and heartwrenching. With great historical detail and a lot of swoonworthy romance, Graham creates a memorable romance that I will be th ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides of Honour - No Spoilers - 3.5/5
Historical fiction is something I'm very interested in as a reader though I haven't read much from Canada's involvement, nor much centered around WWI. So when I was approached to listen to this novel in exchange for a review I was elated. Not only was I trying my first audio book but it was by a Canadian author and in one of my favourite genres. Sidenote: I'm trying to not let the medium affect my rating but I will admit I far prefer physical and ebooks. No
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
An improbable meeting leads to a wonderfully warm love story. Danny is a Canadian soldier in France during WWI; Audrey is caring for her aged grandmother on a desolate farm in the French countryside. When Audrey's wagon loses its wheel on the rocky road home one afternoon, and a group of soldiers stops to see if they can be of some assistance, and Danny's eyes meet Audrey's, this unlikely romance takes off.

It's almost a Cinderella tale, until, just about the middle of the book, when a monstrous
Kelly Cowell
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I consider myself very fortunate to have won an advanced copy of this book. I have to admit, I knew very little about the Halifax Explosion in 1917, and I thank the author for educating me. The book itself was one of those books I just wanted to fly through and read until the wee hours of the morning. Conversely, I wanted to read each and every word, and live with the characters and their story for awhile. I have never read any of Genevieve Grahams' books before, but before I was half done "Tid ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have not had this much emotion for a fictional story in a long time. This book made me smile (and laugh once or twice), it gave me chills and goosebumps and it made me cry more than once. I felt parts of it were dragged out but everything comes together knitting a beautiful tale of love and loss. I forget where in the book he says it, but when Danny said the loss of Audrey drained all the color from his world so he saw in blacks and greys I nearly died it was so poetic.
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by this book - I didn't really enjoy her previous (romance) novels, but historical fiction with added romance is my jam. Ms. Graham did an extraordinary amount of research for this, and it shows. The characters are incredibly relatable, and I got so involved in their stories that I ended up in tears a few times.
Phenomenal piece of Canadian fiction.
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genevieve Graham

Graham’s latest is a poignant, moving masterpiece of historical fiction, set during WWI both in the bloody trenches of France and Nova Scotia Canada it’s an epic tale of love, loss and hope. Told in the third person from the points of view of both the male and female lead protagonists, Danny and Audrey and with a matter of fact narrative this author weaves an exquisite tale that gives a voice to a piece of Canadian history, the Halifax Nova Scotia explosion of 1917
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Last Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, which plays central to The Tides of Honour. Having never visited the East coast I know very little of its history and what I do gleam is from my reading, which made me excited to read this one.

I am relatively new to the writings of Genevieve Graham, Promises to Keep opened my eyes to the Acadians and their plight. It also showed me how little I know of this great cou
Candace N
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham took me on an emotional roller coaster. It pretty much emotionally destroyed me before I was even halfway done. The author writes so beautifully and with so much emotion and everything was captured just perfectly. I really felt for the characters and their story. They were not always likeable characters and they had flaws, but they felt very real. I love the history in this book too. I had never heard about the Halifax Explosion before this book so it was very ...more
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