Lives Apart: Retribution

Author: CAROLE McENTEE-TAYLOR

Amazon Customer Rating:  (4.4 / 5)
Goodreads Rating:   (4.3 / 5)

Kindle: £0.99

Paperback: £12.99

  • About

    As the war enters its final year, the characters reach the end of their journey, but for some the conclusion will be harder to bear than they might have believed. Retribution concludes the story of the Lives Apart series, featuring a group of individuals and their families as they face the hardships of war:

    Joe Price: Still in captivity, Joe wonders if he’ll ever see home again. But, just as he’d imagined his life couldn’t get any worse, he faces losing those he’s come to care for the most.

    Peggy Cooper: Following the tragic consequences of her friend’s death, Peggy faces yet more uncertainty, but finds solace where she least expects it and, subsequently a new peace and happiness seem assured. Following the tragic consequences of her friend’s death, Peggy faces yet more uncertainty, but finds solace where she least expects it and, subsequently a new peace and happiness seem assured.

    Louis Servier: Although he knows he must help Richard, Louis also longs to find Brigitte, but he puts duty first and the two men make a desperate and life-threatening attempt to rescue Pam.

    Brigitte Fabron: Desperate to escape, Brigitte takes matters into her own hands and finds herself in even greater danger, leaving her wondering whether she was better off with the devil she knew.

    Marcel Servier: Feeling guilty after Lilly’s death, Marcel wonders if he should pursue his relationship with Jeanne, or whether he should accept that she is simply part of his past.

    Olive Cooper: Between her drinking and her jealousy, Olive is destined to cause trouble for everyone around her, but even she has no idea how tragic the consequences of one simple mistake might be.

    Jeanne Coultard: Even though she is now safe in England, Jeanne fears she’ll never be able to relax until she know that Rolf is dead. The question is: will she ever hear that news, or is she destined to live in fear?

    Pamela Lloyd-Smythe: Betrayed and captured, Pam is on the verge of death and only a very audacious plan and her own will to survive can help her to escape. However, the cost of such a plan may be too high to bear.

    As the characters finally progress towards the conclusion of the war, they discover strengths they didn’t know they had. For some it is the need to see loved ones, but for others, the need for revenge and retribution overpowers everything else.

    Retribution is the fifth and final part of this chronicle, telling the story of several individuals and their families through the Second World War.

    *** This book has some adult content. ***
  • Product Details

    Format(s): Paperback and Kindle
    ISBN: 978-1-910603-21-5 (Paperback)
    ASIN: B01CDNJVTM (Kindle)
    Edition: 1st Edition
    Imprint: GWL Publishing
    Classification: Fiction, Historical Romance, Family Sagas, War
    Paperback Published: 24 March, 2016
    Kindle Published: 24 March, 2016
    No of pages: 516pp

  • Review(s)

    Praise for Lives Apart Series: Retribution:

    Read the whole series

    Read the whole series

    For anyone who likes a good fast moving adventure this is an ideal book. For anyone who likes a romantic and sometimes sad story this is an ideal book. With five in the series start at the first and you will be spell bound till the last, the only problem is what do I do now. A war history told in a fast moving way, try it, I do not see how anyone could be disappointed.
    J. McNichol – Amazon Review, 13 July, 2016.

    Absolutley gripping book

    Absolutley gripping book

    5th and last book, this author has had me gripped to this story, going from one family to another with the great ability to keep me interested so deeply. The storyline is one that she has written with great compassion, but also with the ability to write a great work of fiction. I would certainly recommend this set of books.
    Patricia Glover – Amazon Review, 21 September, 2016.

    It is easy to read as the different sections of the chapter ...

    It is easy to read as the different sections of the chapter ...

    The description of the action is powerful and I just want to keep on reading. It is easy to read as the different sections of the chapter just lead on and on and you need to know what is happening to each of the characters.
    Rev Stephanie Prosser – Amazon Review, 06 June, 2017.

    Series of books well worth reading

    Series of books well worth reading

    Excellent series of five books covering the war years through the lives of very different characters. Well written and a series to be recommended set in such an interesting period of history.
    Carol Carter – Amazon Review, 07 December, 2017.

    Love it

    Love it

    Loved both this book and the previous 4 in the series, well written and exciting.
    Highly recommended as book 5/5 or as a stand alone novel.
    Will a sixth be written?
    Big nose – Amazon Review, 03 January, 2018.