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Three couples. Three countries. One War...

On August 5th 1914, the world changed forever. For John and Beth Young, it meant the happiness they finally achieved was snatched out from under them. For Emma Cote, it meant that her husband Jared would do his duty, despite her feelings. For Christy Simmons it meant an uncertain future with the boy she loved. The lives of six peop
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Paperback, 322 pages
Published November 11th 2016 by Elk Lake Publishing (first published November 2016)
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Elaine Stock
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Lost Generation by Erica Marie Hogan is a must read. It's so rare to find such a powerful, gripping story that pays tribute to those who have served during wartimes to protect their country and loved ones without detouring plot-wise into the politics/debate of whether the war (in this case, WWI) was necessary. What I really enjoyed about this story were the perspectives from three different couples from three different countries, as well as a clever showing of Elizabeth Kubler Ross's 5 stage ...more
Denise
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't want this story to end. The Lost Generation is a heartbreaking, yet beautifully faithful tale of love and hope in the midst of crisis. Ms. Hogan's characters spring to life, and when I finished the book I felt that I was saying goodbye to friends. I walked away from the story with a different perspective and a keen awareness of the frailty of life and the sacrifice that the generation of 1914 made to preserve the future.

Ms. Hogan crafts a masterful story, which is simply unforgettable.
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Elaine Milks
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lost Generation by Erica Marie Hogan
5 stars
The Lost Generation starts before the beginning of World War I and continues until around the 1980's. It is a story about the effects of war on people, and the emotional journeys of three families and how they are connected even though they are from different lands. It is a special glimpse into the hearts of these people, their struggles, pain and joy, the peace that comes from closure and their faith. This story was an emotional ride for me as the
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Micah
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a tough review to write. The author did a great job of tackling such a difficult time period. I felt like she tackled the pain and suffering of war very well; this story is realistically heart wrenching. And I appreciated that she dove in to tell such a story as it's an important time period in history. For these reasons, I wanted to give the book four stars.

However, I gave the book three stars, because the writing felt jumpy. I felt like the author jumped around too much and I got lost
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Christie
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
While the characters and their stories are fictional, the author paints a realistic picture of the horrors our men and women fighting overseas during WWI would have endured. The book follows the story of 6 characters. She tells the story from both perspectives, those who fought and their loved ones left behind at home when the call of duty came, and how they coped with the tragedy of WWI. No one had any peace, no matter where they were or who was with them. I cannot imagine how anyone from that ...more
Donna
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love everything about this book! The characters, the story, everything! Ms. Hogan brought to life what people went through, not only on the battlefield, but back home as well during the tragedy of World War One. Faith was tested, the struggle realistically portrayed. The love between the characters and their endurance was strong during a difficult and tragic time. It's a truly moving book.
Mildred Hogan
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book.The author made all the characters come to life and I shared everything they went through. Erica Marie Hogan has an incredible knack for writing and I look forward to reading all her future books.
Martha
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book taking me through the lives of several different people during a time that is not always talked as much about in novels.
There were a few small plot holes that I found I struggled with, but overall, it was enjoyable for me.
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From as far back as she can remember, Erica Marie Hogan loved to write. When she was a little girl, she adored make believe, but gradually her imagination became too big to restrict it to playtime and so, she wrote.
Erica was born and raised for nine years on Orient Point, Long Island, New York. After that she moved with her family to Virginia and, finally, to Texas where she now lives. She was hom
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