Jenny Ferns

Jenny Ferns

Who Am I?

I grew up in England. Passion for wildlife drew me to Biology. Concern for people with addictions and trauma of all kinds drew me to Psychology. My novel is written with an English voice although I have lived in Canada and now Florida. When I am not writing or reading, I dig in my garden and play mahjongg. I live with my husband Charlie and Katie, a miniature schnauzer.

Ripple Effect: Because Of The War is a historical novel set in England.

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      London, between the World Wars was a period of indulgence and liberation for spirited women. Veronica longed to get married and have children, but her life and that of her sister Rachel did not follow the traditional pattern. Everything changed when Richard, a handsome Royal Air Force office married Veronica just before WWII broke out in 1939.

   Hitler’s bombing raids on London during the Blitz, destroyed and disrupted 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. She struggled to survive the privations and loneliness of wartime.

   Postwar , the family struggled to live a normal life despite the devastating ripple effect of the wartime traumas. Richard, a returning hero, suffered battle fatigue (now known as post traumatic stress disorder or (PTSD), resulting in anger, violence and alcoholism. Wartime family secrets and tragedy almost destroyed the tenuous family bonds, until a path of truth and healing offered hope and new beginnings.

Kirkus Review

In Ferns’ debut historical novel, two English sisters follow different paths before and after World War II. A thoughtful novel that shows war’s impact on people and communities.

Reader’s Favorite Award: Silver Medal  

 



Readers Favorite Review

Ripple Effect: Because Of The War by Jenny Ferns takes the reader through an English family’s life during World War II. I really felt as though I were part of the family and felt all of their joys, pains and sorrows. Ripple Effect portrays the horrors that families had to endure, the effects on the soldiers fighting against Hitler and the Germans, and so much more. Troubles plague each of the characters and each must fight their own demons. Jenny Ferns expertly wrote a story of historical fiction that I found impossible to put down. Ripple Effect is a five star winner. Perfect for fans of war time novels, historical romance, drama and realistic fiction.

ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS, FIRST PRIZE. Blended Genre: Historical
Fiction, Woman’s Fiction, Literary Fiction.

 




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