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Anthologies such as these are hit and miss as the stories can have issues that just don't jive with the stories.
In this specific anthology there were no misses at all which is very shocking. a very enjoyable read.
The ‘More’ in the title allows the eight authors to explore the widespread repercussions what follow this attack from different locations and perspectives. ‘A Rude Awakening’ introduces the reader to a broad cast of characters in a Singapore that is riddled with petty snobbery and the belief that British superiority will repel any efforts by the Japanese to occupy its territories.
In the heart of Berlin, the struggle of a young Jewish women to escape the concentration camp is tautly told in ‘Turning Point.’ For Margarete, there is only one way to freedom, she must tear off the yellow star and embark on a journey fraught with danger at every turn.
‘Allies After All’ is set in the quiet, pot-marked country lanes of Northern Ireland. America has now entered the war and Art, an American mechanic, longs to return home and enlist. But he is under contract, working on military installations that are being prepared for the impending arrival of US troops. Robbie is an Ulster farmer, who also wants to enlist, but has to maintain the family farm.Read more ›
With eight stories from different authors set all over the world we meet many characters who all share part of their war experiences with us. Some of my favourites were the American-born Japanese school girl who suddenly finds life has become much more difficult, the larger than life American mechanic working on a contract in rural Ireland, but who is desperate to return home to enlist, the Jewish maid in Berlin, who makes a snap decision that will change her life forever, the loveable rogue in New York and the lonely Comtesse in France, living under German Occupation. However there were more whose stories were just as important and I found it was one of those books where snippets of story have remained in my mind after finishing the book. I did find some had too much going on to easily keep track of in a short story, but there were certainly some authors who intrigued me enough to want to find out more about their writing and read more from their characters.
Historical fiction lovers, this is a varied and enjoyable collection that I’m sure you will like as much as I did and is ideal to dip in and out of when time allows.
I was sent a copy of this book by one of the authors.
“Deadly Liberty” by R.V.Doon was a solid opener for this collection. It introduces the reader to Navy nurse Connie “Coco” Collins onboard the USS SOLACE, a hospital ship in the Pacific fleet. The story centres around events on the evening before the attack on the harbour. It establishes Coco’s inquisitive mind, her moral code and as a result I found her a deeply likeable character. The island and naval life prove a delicious backdrop in what I am presuming is the prequel in this historical WWII mystery series. Here a AWOL nurse, a missing baby and an assassination in the midst of the Pearl harbour attack, ,combine into a tantalising taster.
Looking forward to meeting “Coco” again in. A Murderous Disguise.
The List by Vanessa Couchman
A wonderful story of a woman persecuted for her relatively humble origins thrust into the nobility through marriage , aiding a Jewish fugitive who is hunted in reprisal for a resistance assassination. Tense and evocative it brought to mind the work my personal Historical hero Nicholas Winton. Wonderful.
Christmas Eve in the City of Dreams.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is a collection of 8 short stories based during the second world war. Although far from my usual chosen subject matter, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs Angie G
This book is a collection of eight stories by different authors, all set around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour, 7th December 1941. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Monica Mac
Thank you to the facebook book club TBConFB for the opportunity to read this book as an arc.
This is a series of short stories examining the circumstances and repercussions of... Read more
Pearl Harbour and more: short stories of ww11-december 1941 by various authors is a historical fiction read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sue Wallace
I think historical fiction particularly lends itself to the short story format, allowing the reader to get different points of view of a particular time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by E.M. Powell
I dont usually like short stories but I love WW2 fiction. This collection of stories was an ideal way introduction to many, some new to me, writers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by avidreader
Really enjoyed this, was given a copy in exchange for a review. I am not typically a massive fan of short story compilations, but this fits together seamlessly, credit to the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jayden
Taking its title from the attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7th, 1941 pivotal event that changed the face of WWII, these eight short stories are as diverse as the eight... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elizabeth Perrat
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