By book blogger “Mrs. C.” This is for By the Hands of Men, Book One, “The Old World.”
About the time I discovered my grandfather’s role in WWI, I received a request from this author to review this beautiful novel set during The Great War. Author Roy Griffis has the rare talent of writing vividly descriptive narrative which places the reader inside the scene as a nonparticipating character. His impeccable research has allowed this novel to be compared to Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms.
This novel begins on the battlefield during the Christmas Day truce, and takes off like a bullet thereafter. Charlotte, a nurse, physically cares for Robert, an officer, man of mystery, and eventually …