Today is my stop on the bookstagram tour for When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott, hosted by Kaleidoscopic Tours. Caroline Scott is becoming one of my favourite authors, and I am so honoured to be a part of this tour!
I had already reviewed When I Come Home Again on my blog before I was contacted in regards to the bookstagram tour, but I wanted to share it on here with you all, as well as on Instagram. So, I’m going to share a brief overview of the book, a small excerpt of my review, and I will also include the links to my review for anyone who wants to read it in full, and the link to my Instagram post too.
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.
“Although it wasn’t the happy ending that I was expecting/wanted, it was a lot more realistic in regards to the aftermath of war. It shows that after the war, it wasn’t possible for everyone to got their happy ending, but there was always hope, and often closure in unexpected places.”
“Once again, Caroline Scott has created a beautifully emotive story, that brings the grief and pain of the aftermath of war to life. Her ability to do this really is like no other author I’ve ever read, and I can’t wait to see what else she has for us in the future.”
About The Author:
Caroline completed a PhD in History at the University of Durham. 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 is originally from Lancashire, but now lives in south-west France.
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A huge thank you to Blue @ Kaleidoscopic Tours for allowing me to be a part of the tour, and for providing me with a hardback copy of the book. I am extremely grateful!
YOU CAN FIND MY FULL REVIEW HERE!
YOU CAN FIND MY INSTAGRAM POST HERE!
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