In November 1918, the Great War is over and the men are coming home. For a brief period, Daisy’s world once again seems a safe and settled one.
But no one returns unscathed from such a war, although not all wounds leave obvious signs. And hard on the heels of the Armistice comes a new, invisible enemy that will strike much closer to home: a lethal epidemic of influenza.
Till now, Daisy has shared her dream of some day becoming a doctor with only one person: her beloved cousin Eddie. Her hopes for the future must be set aside while events are buffeting her family; and the best education her little school can offer aims no further than producing capable farmers and useful wives. Pursuing her dream will be no easy task for Daisy.
After the Roses is the sequel to Daisy’s War, and takes Daisy through the five years following the end of the Great War. Daisy still has far to go on her journey, and we’ll follow that journey in future books.
I’ve very much enjoyed spending time with Daisy, Eddie, Amy, Benjy, and other members of the family, although their stories made me cry more than once.
After the Roses was released in September 2015. It’s available at these retailers: