The Stars In The Night

(7 reviews)

Harry Fletcher is a confident young man.

Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide.

Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans…

From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud of Flanders to the red dust of inland South Australia, this is a story of love, brotherhood, and resilience.

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Book Details

Weight 295 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

224 pages






Historical Fiction

Release date

26 January 2019




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Clare Rhoden

Clare Rhoden

Clare Rhoden is a writer, blogger and book reviewer. Inspired by politics, culture, and history, Clare writes thoughtful stories about characters with heart and soul. From immersive world-building in science fiction and fantasy, to well-researched details in historical novels, Clare's books pivot on hope and love in the darkest of times.

Clare lives in Melbourne Australia with her husband and their very clever spoodle.

7 reviews for The Stars In The Night

  1. Kate Murdoch

    The Stars in the Night is a poignant and well-told story about the deep bonds between men who served on the Western Front and Gallipoli, and the women who loved them. It is an intimate exploration of the losses of war and the courage required to start anew. – Kate Murdoch, author of Stone Circle.

  2. K, Adelaide

    This book has been a remarkable gift to my family. My grandfather, a kind and caring man, was born in the mid north of South Australia and left to go to the western front from Semaphore in 1916. On his return he never spoke a single word about his war experiences. The Stars in the Night helps us, his grandchildren, finally understand not only his silence but so much else about him.

  3. Curled Up Books

    19 May 2019
    This is fantastically researched and written.  Clare has done an absolutely wonderful job of bringing this story to life, and looking at the sensitivities and experiences of war.  I will come back to this book time and time again, it’s a truly beautiful but heart-wrenching story.  Most definitely recommended by me.

  4. StacyIsReading Book Reviews

    This is a beautiful heartfelt story that tells of love and hope amidst the backdrop of World War I. The horrors and tremors of war rage through this narrative but love shines brightly in many ways and forms. I was enraptured by this emotionally driven plot and felt it balanced the tragedy of war with the hopeful declaration’s of love winding their way across the globe to their beloved recipients in perfect harmony.

  5. Literary Flits Book Reviews

    The Stars In The Night is an emotional and beautifully written reminder of a war that should never be forgotten.

  6. Dragon Rose Book Reviews

    This book is a must read for anybody with an interest in learning about life during WW1. It might be a fictional set of characters, but looking into the realities of the war is something I think we should all do. I definitely recommend this book if for no other reason than that. Not for people who don’t like to get emotional! 

  7. Jaffa Reads Too Reviews

    The Stars In The Night is beautifully written with a strong sense of wartime camaraderie and brotherhood … From its evocative cover, to the very last sentence, The Stars In The Night is one of those stories which stays with you long after the last page is turned.

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