Thursday Quotables: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
(published 2016)

This story of wartime love and loss is full of hard, sad moments:

She’d known with certainty that she needed him only when he had turned away from her on the platform at Waterloo. How her heart had dropped — as if there were no end to falling. When the hour had come for the war to take him away, that had been the first and last moment she had known without doubt that she loved him.

One knew how one felt only when things ended.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

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  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
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2 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

  1. Well, that IS sad. I’m not sure I’ìd be able to read an entire book of sadness…
    Is this good? I hope there is some light too. I don’t mind sadness really, as long as there is hope shining ahead 🙂

    • It IS a very sad book. I know it’s getting good reviews, but I actually didn’t enjoy it all that much. Parts are really moving, but as a whole, it’s kind of bleak and overwritten. I haven’t written a review yet, but I still might.

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