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A love story set in the Welsh seaside town of Barry during World War 2, Anna Christensen is not only stunningly attractive, but she’s young and bright.


Despite the war she has everything going for her. She’s soon given the opportunity to cover when a secretary is ill.


Her home life is complicated and she wants to be independent. She’s determined to show what she’s capable of, especially when she realises, she has the support of her secretarial teacher and the woman in charge of the typing pool.


However, being beautiful has it’s drawbacks, particularly when she doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Inevitably, she ends up with three potential boyfriends – the charming Captain, the handsome 2nd Lieutenant and the boy next door.


Emotions run high as she favours one, then another. The backdrop of war is ever present and you appreciate you’ve got to live for today. No one knows what’s going to happen next which makes for a truly emotional story that sweeps you along to the very last page.​

Love at War by Jill Barry eBook

SKU: 978-1-7391173-3-7
  • Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / World War 2 

    Published: August 2023

    Paperback ISBN: 9781739117337


    Paperback: Amazon HERE

    Paperback Price: £10.85


    About the Author: Jill Barry

    Jill Barry’s previous successes include a full-length erotic romance novel, 'Orchid Pink', which topped Amazon charts under the author’s name Toni Sands. Jill also writes for the Pocket Novel market and has sixteen short novels published by The People’s Friend. Jill has also been multi-published by Lume Books. She would like nothing better than to write a sequel to 'Love at War', continuing the theme of strong, independent women. Jill is a Reader for the Romantic Novelists’ Association, a creative writing tutor both online and ‘in the real world’ and enjoys meeting fellow authors in Cardiff, Wales and being invited to chat on local radio, whenever she has the chance.


    Praise for: Love at War

    This is a wonderful engrossing war time romance!

    We follow our main character, Anna, at 18 looking for her first job after the death of her father to help support her family. She is in a relationship with Davy, the boy next door who she has been friends with for several years. But when she starts her job as a typist she catches the eye of a captain and a lieutenant and things get complicated from there.

    I throughly enjoyed reading this and it kept me wanting more. The story moved at a good pace which kept me engaged throughout.

    I loved the cast of characters and their varying relationship dynamics. I wanted to know more than we were told sometimes, which was a little frustrating.

    Overall, this was a great historical romance!

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    As soon as I started to read Love at War by Jill Barry, I felt myself within the same character following Anna. I also like the inclusion of how women were treated from this period in the 1940s. It is fascinating to see how Anna works her way in the office at the beginning of the book. I also like Anna's relationship with her mother and how we can see a real-life one with concern and emotions getting high sometimes. Charles and Geoffrey how these two men are very different but all good friends due to their commentary. How they are both so different and how they both make you laugh. The pacing of this book is spot-on and keeps you engaged with the story. You can feel a connection to Anna and what happens in her life as we follow her through her job.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in wartime historical fiction/romance.

    I admire how Geoff is a highly loving and caring person, especially about Anna. I had some laugh-out-loud moments too. I felt many more heartfelt moments from this book, and these are only some of what I would highly recommend and buy again.

    Please go and check out Love is War by Jill Barry. It is a fantastic book, and I have given it five out of five stars.

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    Raves for: Jill Barry

    ‘I adored this book and everyone in it. It's the best kind of story, where you don't want it to end’

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Natalie Normann HarperCollins Romance Author


    ‘This lovely and emotional story is so full of the realism in wartime relationships’

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Liz Fielding Best-Selling Author


    'A book from Jill Barry's heart’

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Catrin Collier Author


    'I loved everything about this book’

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Paula Learmouth Reviewer

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