The End of Innocence
A NovelBook - 2015
Cambridge, MA, 1914: Helen Windship Brooks, the precocious daughter of the prestigious Boston family, is struggling to find herself at the renowned Harvard-Radcliffe university when carefree British playboy, Riley Spencer, and his brooding German poet-cousin, Wils Brandl, burst into her sheltered world. As Wils quietly helps the beautiful, spirited Helen navigate Harvard, they fall for each other against a backdrop of tyrannical professors, intellectual debates, and secluded boat rides on the Charles River. But with foreign tensions mounting and the country teetering on the brink of World War I, German-born Wils finds his future at Harvard and in America increasingly in danger. When both cousins are called to fight on opposing sidesof the same war, Helen must decide if she is ready to fight her own battle for what she loves most.
Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2015
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 21 cm