Beyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy #2) by Diane Moody

Beyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy #2)

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 ...

Details Beyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy #2)

TitleBeyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy #2)
Release DateDec 15th, 2015
PublisherOBT Bookz
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Fiction, War, World War II

Reviews Beyond the Shadow of War (The War Trilogy #2)

  • 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 and Anya after the first book ends, and this book does start by going into the entire historical chapter of 'War Brides', but it spends almost as much time detailing baseball matches in US! If you really want to know their story after Book 1, read t...
  • 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 were of great interest to me. I never knew what the war brides went through. Makes me want to do some more research.
  • 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 ending, it does leave room for a third book exploring what happens in America. Overall, it was a well written, easy read
  • 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 and makes the story come alive. The book is fantastic and is definitely worth reading. It is better than the first book which says a lot. This book begins after the end of the war. Danny and Anya have been reunited in England. They go to Framlingham w...
  • Fergie
    ** 4 1/2 stars ** I am officially a Diane Moody fan. I love the characters she created for her trilogy of WWII historical fiction novels. Dutch Resistance fighter, Anya, and her flyboy American husband, Danny, survived the war that was the focus of Moody's first book in the series...OF WINDMILLS AND WAR. In this, her second book, BEYOND THE SHADOW OF WAR, the story finds Anya a war bride to Danny. Their new marriage is tested by their separation ...
  • 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 especially away from the Netherlands where she spent so many years losing everyone she loved and worked as a very determined member of the resistance. In England she must learn to trust again, to make friends and to rely on strangers, all things she has avo...
  • 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 WWII. But more than getting across the horrors of war, Diane Moody, accurately captured the emotional, physical and psychological wounds of war! Ayana, was perfectly written. I'm in awe of Diane Moody's writing and very few authors get that praise. I'm ...
  • 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 traumatic for her. I would like to thank Diane Moody for writing this book. It has made me appreciate my mother more. She's been gone almost 20 years now. I wish I had asked more questions. This book is a tear-jerker. But so full of faith and truth,...
  • Laura
    I enjoyed Of Windmills and War more than Beyond the Shadow of War. Too much focus was placed on the World Series and it didn't really add to the story. I skimmed those sections. Characters are loveable and over all, a good read. I do recommend that book 1 (Of Windmill and War) be read before book 2, to really understand the mental effect of the war on Anya. At this time, I am not sure if I will be reading book 3.
  • Gail
    Wonderful Second part of The War TrilogyWith The War ended, Danny and Anya marry but are soon parted as he must return to the U.S. . Anya is left to wait until arrangements can be made for her and the thousands of other War Brides to be sent to the U.S. A very emotional book with many parts being years to my eyes. Very authentic and historically correct book thank to research by the author.
  • R.j.
    A satisfactory sequel.I enjoyed this book, but you absolutely need to read the other book first to really get this story. I loved getting a bit more of Danny and Anya's story. I wish there was more to this story after the ending. I also wish there was less baseball. I am not a fan.Otherwise a solid book. It leans to the telling rather than showing, but good and worth it. The first was better, but this is a solid addition.
  • Joanne
    Interesting insight into how many Americans married English women during WW11. There were many problems for all of them, men and brides. Am sure this was a true picture of many of the things that happened. I enjoyed reading the book as I am a history buff , especially WW11. Thanks for the good read.
  • Rose Marie Ray
    This is a great second book, continuing the War Trilogy Series. It was just as good as the first one with mystery, intrigue, suspense, drama, and humor. You learn a lot about the history of the war as well as the hardship they had to endure. Then it brings you out of the war with Anya getting married and the waiting to come to America. I hope I'm not mixing up this book with the third one. I love Diane's books.
  • Peggy Lesko
    After reading book one, I did not expect book two to be as good. I was pleasantly surprised. Diane Moody is a good storyteller, holding your interest throughout. The same narrator was used as book one, which was nice. She was just as good in this book as the previous one. I’m looking forward to listening to book three in this trilogy!
  • Rachel
    Well writtenI enjoyed this book, though I didn't like it nearly as much as the first one. It was just more of a slow pace without a lot of action to move the plot along. That being said, it was very well written and I enjoyed reading about the plight of the war brides, which I previously knew nothing about.
  • Ruth Moorman
    An enjoyable and good read. Fun to hear about things happened around the time I was born. The characters were interesting and so anxious to help others. No bad language and although religion is in it, it isn’t shoved down your throat either.
  • Nancy Skorka
    The second of threeThe story continues just as good as the first one. You have to keep reading to be sure of how it will wind up. Then you get to the end and your left wondering where the story goes from here. On to the third book with much anticipation.
  • Vicki Jones
    Done already?I didn't have a clue as to how long this book was, never checked my progress--to riveted by the story. A great sequel to an awesome story, so glad I read the second book. Good history lesson and wonderful end to an interesting time in history.
  • Nigel Hextall
    A three star rating is generous and I found the book disappointing after the first book. It's tedious at times with not much action. Perhaps you need to be an American to appreciate all the unnecessary baseball crap.
  • Kevin Parker
    Don't waste your time. I got this book after reading the first, which was okay. This was ridiculous soap opera stuff. There were two chapters describing Chicago Cubs baseball games! Who cares. I usually persist in continuing a book until the end, no matter what. However, I finally realized about 50% through that I was indeed wasting my time. Keep looking.
  • Karen
    I think this is a disappointing sequel. It was interesting to learn about the travails of the war brides,but it could have been done with fewer pages. And there was way too much information on Chicago Cubs baseball. I actually found myself skipping pages.
  • Constance
    If you want to be beaten over the head with religion than this is the book for you. If you are looking for a more complex story than "I'll pray to God and he will make everything perfect" than I would suggest you look for some other story.
  • Jan Mcleod
    This book takes the reader to life after the war, and all the "War Brides" trying to get to America to join their husband. It was a bit too long and repetitious , and I did not enjoy it as much as the first book in the series.
  • Gayle
    I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first book. There was too much historical information in the form of conversation. I skimmed a lot, especially the long section on the World Series. I enjoyed the love story though.
  • Kathleen M Presecan
    Reliving historyMy mom was a British War Bride who lived this story. The book brought back memories of the tales she used to tell me about the war and all her experiences as a war bride. Very easy captivating reading as historical fiction but very true to real life.
  • Cindy
    Nice part 2Good book, learned a lot about War Brides. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. Hope it's as good as the other ones
  • Pam McCallister
    Loved this series
  • Christine
    Very disappointed in the excessive detail.on base ball. It took away from the the story and was unnecessary,