The Warm Hands of Ghosts: A Novel

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It’s near the end of World War One, and Laura Iven is looking for her brother, Freddie. Laura was a field nurse until an injury sent her home to Halifax. When she receives Freddie’s things, but no notice of his death, she joins a friend returning to the front in order to search for him. Meanwhile, Freddie was trapped in a pillbox with a German named Winter. Without each other, they would have never survived. But with The Warm Hands of Ghosts calling to them, as well as a strange hotelier who can make you forget, the battle for survival and to find each other has just begun.

I have been waiting for years for another Katherine Arden book. The Bear and the Nightingale is one of my all-time favorite books, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. However, it wasn’t quite what I’d hoped. It is beautifully written and Arden does an amazing job of placing you in the time period she’s writing, no matter the story. It is an important story to tell, causing us to see people as human and not only as the enemy. It just wasn’t my favorite of hers.

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Author Katherine Arden
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Random House Worlds
Publish Date 13-Feb-2024
ISBN 9780593128251 Buy this Book
Issue February 2024
Category Historical Fiction