Hello Sunshines! I have the huge pleasure to be shining a spotlight on When I Come Home by Caroline Scott, I am super excited to be sharing this gorgeous book with you all, I absolutely adored Caroline’s previous book; The Photographer of The Lost which I read last year, that is a powerful and hugely emotional book that left me in stunned silence and in tears – I still need to write my review up for it…oops! Apologies to Caroline, It will come! I was over the moon when I got granted an early copy from Simon and Shuster for this one, I’m currently reading it, and it is amazing! But, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all, I hope you will love it as much as I do!
When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott
Genre: Historical Fiction/War Fiction/Military Romance
Publisher: Simon & Shuster
Format: Ebook/ Hardback
Release Date: 29th October 2020
How can you know who you are, when you choose to forget who you’ve been?
November 1918. On the cusp of the end of the First World War, a uniformed soldier is arrested in Durham Cathedral. It quickly becomes clear that he has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there.
The soldier is given the name Adam and transferred to a rehabilitation home where his doctor James tries everything he can to help Adam remember who he once was. There’s just one problem. Adam doesn’t want to remember.
Unwilling to relive the trauma of war, Adam has locked his mind away, seemingly for good. But when a newspaper publishes Adam’s photograph, three women come forward, each just as certain that Adam is their relative and that he should go home with them.
But does Adam really belong with any of these women? Or is there another family waiting for him to come home?
Based on true events, When I Come Home Again is a deeply moving and powerful story of a nation’s outpouring of grief, and the search for hope in the aftermath of the First World War.
Praise for Photographer of the Lost
‘[An] impressive debut . . . a touching novel of love and loss’, The Sunday Times
‘There’s only one word for this novel . . . and that’s epic . . . A beautifully written must-read’, heat
‘This excellent debut is a melancholic reminder of the rippling after-effects of war’, The Times
‘A poignant hymn to those who gave up their lives for their country and to those who were left behind’ — Fanny Blake, author of A Summer Reunion
‘The pain of not knowing where a son, brother or husband lies, and the guilt and psychological dissonance that torment survivors, are movingly conveyed in this terrific first novel’, Daily Mail
‘I was utterly captivated by this novel, which swept me away, broke my heart, then shone wonderful light through all the pieces’ — Isabelle Broom, author of One Winter Morning
‘Beautiful, unflinching, elegiac: The Photographer of the Lost is going to be on an awful lot of Best Books of the Year lists, mine included . . . it’s unforgettable’ — Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour
‘A beautiful, tender novel which explores the aftermath of the Great War, and the shattered lives left behind. Written with gorgeous prose and a cast of memorable characters, this is a stunning debut which had me spellbound from the first page to the last’ — Hazel Gaynor, author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
‘What a stunningly beautiful book this is. Caroline Scott evokes the trenches of WWI and the heartache of the postwar period as vividly as if she had lived it herself . . . this is a powerful, redemptive novel, one that teaches us not only about history, but about our capacity for love. I could not put it down’ — Abigail DeWitt, author of News of Our Loved Ones
‘A gripping, devastating novel about the lost and the ones they left behind’ , RED
About the Author
After completing a PhD in History, at the University of Durham, Caroline Scott worked as a researcher in Belgium and France. She has a particular interest in the experience of women during the First World War, in the challenges faced by the returning soldier, and in the development of tourism and pilgrimage in the former conflict zones. Caroline lives in southwest France and is now writing historical fiction for Simon & Schuster UK and William Morrow.
Caroline can be found on Twitter: @CScottBooks and her website: https://cscottbooks.co.uk/
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