Beyond the Shadow of War

Beyond the Shadow of War Review

The long awaited sequel to Diane Moody's bestselling Of Windmills and War .

When the war finally ended in May of 1945, Lieutenant Danny McClain made good on his promise to come back for Anya in Holland. He expected her to put up a fight, but instead found her exhausted and utterly broken. Maybe it was unfair, asking her to marry him when she was so vulnerable. But this much he knew: he would spend a lifetime helping to make her whole again.

The war had taken everything from Anya--her family, her friends, her home, her faith. She clung to the walls she'd fortressed around her heart, but what future did she have apart from Danny? At least she wouldn't be alone anymore.

Or so she thought. When the American troops demobilize, Danny is sent home, forced to leave Anya behind in England. There she must wait with the other 70,000 war brides for passage to America. As England picks up the pieces of war's debris in the months that follow, Anya shares a flat with three other war brides in London and rediscovers the healing bond of friendships.

Once again, Danny and Anya find themselves oceans apart, their marriage confined to little more than the handwritten pages of their letters while wondering if the shadow of war will ever diminish.

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  • Joyce (Chloe)

    I am just like, awww, I am so happy I read the sequel to Of Windmills & War. I loved both books, and was enthralled with the characters in the stories. ...

  • Rhonda

    I was disappointed. This was the second book in a two book series that would have been more interesting as a couple of chapters added to the first book. I found it tedious....

  • Piyushi Dhir

    Frankly, a disappointment after reading Windmills & War. While that book never lost its pace, this one, Beyond the Shadow of War, keeps going off the point. One does want to know what happens to Danny...

  • Wanda Burquest

    Diane Moody's sequel to Of Windmills and War continues the story of the young people caught up in World War II. Danny and Anya move on into their relationship. The insights into post-war Great Britain...

  • Lauren

    This was a great sequel to Of Windmills and War. It takes you through the difficulties, and sometimes harsh realities, of war brides trying to get back to their husbands. Although not a cliffhanger en...

  • Pam

    Beyond The Shadow of War: The War Trilogy Book 2 is by Diane Moody. When I read the first book, I didn’t realize this was a trilogy. I am very glad that it is. This book just adds to the first one a...

  • sharon mason

    For Anya, even after the war ends, life remains a turmoil of emotions.Danny must leave England at war's end but must leave his young bride behind. It is so hard for Anya to adjust to peacetime especia...

  • Marlene  Moore

    This has been one of the best books - along with the first book  "Of Windmills Of War", that I've ever read!! These two books told such harrowing experiences, such atrocities that happened during WWI...

  • craig headrick

    Your War TrilogyI just finished your war trilogy and and I must say I was riveted to each book. Danny and his pin pal became almost family then tragedy brought America and Holland closer when Anya cam...

  • Andrea anetzley

    PoignantI didn't really know what this book was about before I picked it up, but I am so glad I did! My mother had been an English war bride, you see. She never talked about it. It must have been very...