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Into the Flames

(By the Hands of Men #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Charlotte Braninov, traumatized by loss and her service as a frontline nurse, returns to war-torn Russia to find her family. Captured by the Red Army, she exchanges one hell for another. Her still-loyal Lieutenant, Robert Fitzgerald, believing the woman he loves is dead, struggles to recover from the ravages of combat and typhus. In a desperate bid to rediscover himself, h ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published November 15th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Roy M. Griffis Presents a Tale of Life, Loss & Love
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The saga of pain, loss and love continues as Roy Griffis takes us back to post World War I and we pick up the story of the lovely Russian, Charlotte and the English soldier she fell in love with, Robert Fitzgerald. Into the Flames tells of two souls, brutally separated and not knowing what happened
Whispering Stories
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
‘Into the Flames’ is the second book in the ‘By the Hands of Men’ series and picks up the story where the first book ends. I had the pleasure of reviewing Griffis’ previous work and therefore expected much from the sequel.

The cover design sticks faithfully to the graphical format of the first novel, this time with a portrait of a soldier against a backdrop of events of the time.

Initially I was absorbed by the developing story of Charlotte as she travelled through Europe to reach her homeland of
Boundless Book Reviews
By The Hands Of Men Book 2: Into The Flames, picks up where the first book left off. Robert is still healing from his sickness and is also dealing with the loss of Charlotte, whom he thinks is dead. Charlotte has been swept into a world of death when she is one of the only survivors of a train slaughter, due to the fact she is a nurse. She is in the hands of the enemy and is being used for her skills. All she wanted was to find her family, all he wanted was her. She departs on her own journey, w ...more
Barb Taub
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In my high school English class, our teacher screened Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, assuring us that we would love it because the leads were played by actual teenagers. And I tried, really I did, to get into the tale of star-crossed lovers. Only… not so much. Romeo seemed whiny. Juliet had a bit more backbone, but still didn’t do it for me. It wasn’t until several more versions of the story later that I realized the problem. Romeo and Juliet isn’t a love story—it’s a hate story. The even ...more
Reeca Elliott
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is right up there! It has everything. It has a little romance, a little mystery, a lot of action and adventure.
This book is extremely compelling. The characters are super and so is this time period. I could not stop reading.
Kaitlyn King
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hey everyone I hope you are having a great Monday. This week, as promised, I have found the time to finish a book and do a review. A while back you may remember that I did a review for book one in this series. Normally I don't do a review past the first book in the series but in this case I am making an exception. I love history and historical fiction. The first book dealt with the First World War and this one deals with the battles that went on after.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity t
Carrie Westmoreland Kurtz
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
That is the best word I can find to describe these books. Wow! So Good!

Roy Griffis contacted me and asked if I would like to read and review the first two books in his By the Hands of Men series and, of course, I said yes. I was honored and, to be completely honest, a little nervous. I haven’t read many historical novels and I have never read any about war. I wasn’t sure if I would like them and I really, really hate writing negative reviews! Mr. Griffis sent me the novels and I was so excit
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Into The Flames is the second riveting book in the historical fiction series, By The Hands of Men.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Into The Flames is an extraordinarily well-written and compelling read; I found it impossible to put the book down. Russia is in the middle of a revolution, and England’s Great Game is in full force.

Charlotte Braninov was crushed after Robert Fitzgerald, the man she loved, acted as if he didn’t even know her, causing her to flee England, humiliated. Charlott
Richard Tearle
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it

A book of two halves. Nurse Charlotte Braninov has returned to England following the end of the war and seeks out Robert Fitzgerald, the man she loves. But he fails to recognise her and Charlotte decides to go back to Russia. But that country is in violent turmoil and she escapes death only because of her nurse's uniform and is sent to the field hospitals of the Red Russians. If possible, conditions are even worse than those she encountered in the trenches. Here she meets and befriends Dr Nikola
Shelly Wygant
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the type of book that when you turn the last page you think to yourself how am I going to write a review that does this book justice.

When book one finished we saw Robert and Charlotte going there separate ways. Robert thinks Charlotte is dead. As he struggles to overcome this he sets sail to Shanghai to serve his country. Charlotte is very much alive and returns to her war torn country of Russia. What she finds there is beyond her wildest nightmare.

This story is about two characters th
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm John Earle's wife, Carol. I'm piggybacking on his Goodreads account, rather than opening my own. He read Book One (The Old World) of the By The Hands Of Men series, and raved about how good it was. Then he read the second book Into the Flames, and raved about it as well. He finally convinced me that I might like the books also.

Typically our tastes in books and movies are similar but not identical, so I had no real preconceived notion that I would like the books. With that neutral expectation
Spunky N Sassy
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
SNSBAH Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lillian's ★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

How do you ever recover after losing your first love? Charlotte realizes that coming to Russia was a big mistake, she might survive the war. She has been taken captive and she will need all her wits about her. The war is bloody, gory and just sickening.

She meets some good people that help her keep her sanity along the way as she tries to survive. She thinks of Robert often and that is what keeps her going.

Robert is beside himself as he k
Terry Houchin
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book 2, Into the Flames, begins with Charlotte Braninov deciding to try to find her family in Russia. Everyone has told her that this is both a foolish and dangerous endeavor. She doesn’t heed their advice and boards a train for Russia. The train is stopped by the Red Army and all the passengers are shot. Charlotte’s nursing uniform is what saves her life. She is taken captive by the Red Army.

Robert Fitzgerald, believing Charlotte is dead, accepts a commission in Shanghai. He makes the acquaint
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roy M. Griffis Presents a Tale of Life, Loss & Love
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MaryAnn Ort
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Separate lives.

As the saga continues we journey to Shanghai on a mission for the English and to Russia in search of family members. The setting is post-world war 1. Russia is in the mist of civil war after the massacre of the czar and his family while Shanghai is in the middle of businesses from around the globe and others trying to further their political interests. An intriguing time on our world stage as our lovers follow their separate destinies.
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