RIPPLE FFECT:Because Of The War

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1920s & '30s,1940s & '50s

Jenny Ferns

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After WWII a family attempted to create a normal life. The ripple effect of wartime losses, the returning military hero with shellshock (PTSD), secrets revealed, and rejection almost destroyed the tenuous family bonds.


Historical Fiction,Family,Religious,War

Short Summary

WWII bombing of London destroyed many lives. Thousands of children were evacuated to the countryside. Veronica adopted her sister’s illegitimate daughter Susie; her mother presumed killed by a bomb. Susie grew up unaware of her heritage. All suffered living with a military hero and PTSD.


London, the Cotswolds, Birmingham and Wales

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Veronica

Age: 35 to 50

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Educated,Insecure,Selfless,Outspoken,Secretive,Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard

Age: 35-50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Heroic,Insecure,Leader,Masculine,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Outspoken,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Susie

Age: 2-18

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Insecure,Outspoken,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Susie

Age: 1-18

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Insecure,Outspoken,Secretive

About The Author

Jenny Ferns, with British heritage, now lives in Florida. Her background as mother, teacher, biologist and psychologist colors her writing. She writes award-winning historical fiction and children's fiction. For a change of pace, she plays Mahjongg and loves to get her hands dirty in her tropical garden. She lives with her husband and a miniature schnauzer.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Veterans, alcoholics anonymous, military families, baby boomers

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self published - Ingram Spark

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available