Title: Into the Flames (By the Hands of Men #2)
Author: Roy M. Griffis
Published Date: November 15th 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Charlotte Braninov, traumatized by loss and her service as a frontline nurse, returns to war-torn Russia to find her family. Captured by the Red Army, she exchanges one hell for another. Her still-loyal Lieutenant, Robert Fitzgerald, believing the woman he loves is dead, struggles to recover from the ravages of combat and typhus. In a desperate bid to rediscover himself, he commits to serve his country as a pawn in distant Shanghai. Forging their destinies in a world reeling after The Great War, Charlotte and Robert will learn anew the horror and the beauty the hands of men can create when they descend into the flames.
When book one finished we saw Robert and Charlotte going there separate ways. Robert thinks Charlotte is dead. As he struggles to overcome this he sets sail to Shanghai to serve his country. Charlotte is very much alive and returns to her war torn country of Russia. What she finds there is beyond her wildest nightmare.
This story is about two characters that have to deal with horrible situations. So I loved this story so much because Mr. Griffis does a phenomenal job of making you feel that you are right there alongside the characters. As Charlotte was dealing with corruption, death, war, and destruction. I could smell the blood, hear the gunshots, feel the pain of the soldiers. It was like you are right there in the middle of the devastation. When Robert arrives in Shanghai you can feel the hustle and the bustle of the crowded street. Mr. Griffis does a wonderful job of describing the scenery.
I highly suggest that you read book one, The Old World first. If you want a story that ranges from heartbreak to devastation then you need to read this series. I can’t wait to dive into book 3 to get some answers.
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