Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime

Love And Other Battles: A heartbreaking, redemptive family story for ourtime Review

'Emotional, compelling' 'Compulsively readable' 'Utterly unputdownable' 'A must-read for all fiction lovers' ...

1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier ... but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop.

1989: Jess's daughter, Jamie, dreams of a simple life - marriage, children, stability - then she meets a struggling musician and suddenly the future becomes wilder and complex.

2017: When Jamie's daughter, CJ, brings home trouble in the form of the coolest boy at school, the worlds of these three women turn upside down ... and the past returns to haunt them.

Spanning the trauma of the Vietnam War to the bright lights of Nashville, the epidemic of teenage self-harm to the tragedy of incurable illness, Love and Other Battles is the heart-wrenching story of three generations of Australian women, who learn that true love is not always where you seek it.

If you loved The Notebook, this is a novel for you.


'Emotional, compelling' Carina Bruce, Herald Sun

'A warm and affecting tale about love and family conquering all' Who Weekly

'Compulsively readable' Kate Cuthbert, Books + Publishing

'Utterly unputdownable, Love and Other Battles is equal parts heartwarming and heart-wrenching. Featuring stunningly real multilayered characters, Tess Woods weaves a bittersweet story of family secrets, epic love and heartache in this absolutely gorgeous new novel' Nicola Moriarty, author

'I loved these strong, flawed and totally relatable women. The way their decisions, past and present, hooked in the reader, is a testament to Tess Woods' writing' Melina Marchetta, author

'Tess Woods has written a timeless story of love's strength and endurance. A must-read for all fiction lovers' Cheryl Akle, Director, Better Reading

'Tess Woods has done it again with emotionally engaging Aussie fiction. Smiling with tears - five stars' Renee Conoulty, Hey Said Renee

'This is contemporary fiction at its finest and I am so grateful to Tess Woods for her bravery in writing a novel that takes readers right into the crux of current social and medical issues, things that so many of us are dealing with but keep quiet about for fear of judgment and contempt' Theresa Smith Writes

'a writer who is a clear figurehead and spokeswoman of our times' Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  • Carolyn

    In 1969, free spirited Jess doesn’t agree with the Vietnamese war and the last thing she wants to do is fall in love with a soldier, but a chance encounter sees her fall for a young soldier about to...

  • Bianca

    Tess Wood’s third novel, Love and Other Battles , brings to our attention the lives of three generations of women.In 1969, nurse student Jessica James met Frank Stone, a nasho, a military recruit ab...

  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews

    ** And Other Battles by Tess Woods. (2019).Three generations of women, three heartbreaking choices, one unforgettable story. 1969: Free s...

  • Melissa (Mel?s Bookshelf)

    I have never read anything by Tess Woods before. Generally, I shy away from historical fiction and I am not sure why – I actually really enjoy the majority of them when I read them! But for some rea...

  • Marianne

    Love and Other Battles is the third novel by Australian author, Tess Woods. It’s 1969 and, with her pacifist attitude and strong views on the Vietnam War, Jessica James isn’t expecting to fall for...

  • Bozica

    Bravo Ms Woods Bravo!! You have delivered an outstanding book and the best book I have read all year.This was an unexpected but very welcome surprise as it’s been way too long since a book has made ...

  • Vanessa Carnevale

    One of the many things I admire about Tess Woods is how she handles writing about tough topics. Love and Other Battles is a moving and poignant story with many elements at play; the depth of love, fam...

  • Theresa Smith

    Tess Woods is an absolute master of human emotion. She convinced me of this with her first novel, confirmed it with her second, but this one, her third, is next level. Love and Other Battles is a nove...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comWe’ve all made mistakes , especially when we’re in love.’Love and indeed life is a battlefield, to quote one of my favourite 1980s songs by Pat Benatar. I f...

  • Melissa

    I read most of this novel in the span of one day. I just couldn't put it down. When I had to pause for real life, I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible, as I was worried for the characters.Lo...