Lovely War

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Lovely War
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Julie Berry
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 229,Width 153
CategoriesGeneral fiction
Romance and relationships stories
ISBN 9781984836236
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint Razorbill
Publication Date 25 February 2019
NZ Release Date 25 February 2019
Publication Country United States


New York City, 1942. World War II is at its zenith. A stunningly attractive couple meets in a Manhattan hotel room for a forbidden tryst. But these are no ordinary lovers. When immortals Ares and Aphrodite are caught by the latter's jealous husband, the goddess of passion must justify her actions, or face judgment on Mount Olympus. To plead her case, she spins a tale that took place in Europe some twenty-five years earlier- the story of four mortals whose lives entwined in the crucible of World War I. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story-filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion-reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.

Author Biography

Julie Berry ( is the author of The Passion of Dolssa, All the Truth That's in Me, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Secondhand Charm, The Amaranth Enchantment, and the Splurch Academy series.