All rights reserved: Jane F. McCarthy, Author
Schmitt & Beck

The Faces of War is a WWII historical fiction page- turner which explores the horrors of war and brings a rare perspective as seen through the eyes of an American GI and a young German civilian. It takes place from 1941-1946 when war swept through Europe killing civilians and destroying cities and towns and came to end leaving grief and devastation it its wake. It’s the story of courage, betrayal, guilt, drug addiction, and forgiveness.
Jane’s Second Novel The Faces of War
About Jane F. McCarthy

“Based on a true story, Jane’s first novel, All the Rest Of Her Days, is a provocative tale that touches our hearts as well as our minds. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully written, this is a tale certain to engage and enthrall.” Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author. “With sensitivity and empathy, McCarthy tells the story of a boy given up for adoption in the 1950s, when an unwed mother was a pariah. Maggie Porter’s decision to give up her baby has ramifications across generations and continents, and McCarthy explores all facets of this 20th century drama.” Betty Cotter, author Roberta’s Woods and The Winters
Jane’s First Novel All the Rest of Her Days

Jane and Gerry

Jane, a Registered Nurse, lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island with her husband, Gerry, three blocks from the ocean. Together, they have traveled extensively including Morocco, Equador, and much of Europe including Greece, France, and Germany. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Jane at a local book signing

Jane at work

Author, Jane McCarthy
CONTACT JANE JaneMcCarthy@Cox.net

In 2014, My husband, Gerry and I spent three days in Luxembourg with US Veterans and friends touring German and American cemeteries, and other historical sites including the Siegfried Line, and Bastogne (Belgium), site of the Battle of the Bulge. Our five days in Normandy walking the beaches, visiting museums and towns where reminders of the War still existed, was my inspiration to write The Faces of War. Further research led me to understand why and how camps for German POWs existed in America,, how they were managed, and the roles prisoners filled in the US while the draft drained the workforce of able bodied men. The main characters of my book, John Conway, an American soldier and Karl Baum, a young German are fictional as is their story. “McCarthy has fashioned a story etched from the power of the human spirit and the darkness of the human soul and is the best war novel in recent history. Not to be missed.” Jon Land, bestselling author USA today
The Faces of War Inspired by My Travels
Jane F. McCarthy, Author
Book signings are invigorating and the people I meet energize me and make the work of writing worthwhile. Jane is a member of the South County Writing Group and The Association of Rhode Island Authors. The Faces of War is her second novel.

Book signing with friends

Befriending Death
I was asked to contribute to an anthology where 100 essayists wrote about living and dying in Befriending Death by Alfred Killilea. The New York Times placed it in its Discover New Titles Section.

A family affair. Getting help from daughter, Mary Elizabeth, and grandson, Adrian
Jane’s writing space where her creativity happens. She is surrounded by novels, books on writing and copious notes.
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The Faces of War is a WWII historical fiction page- turner which explores the horrors of war and brings a rare perspective as seen through the eyes of an American GI and a young German civilian. It takes place from 1941-1946 when war swept through Europe killing civilians and destroying cities and towns and came to end leaving grief and devastation it its wake. It’s the story of courage, betrayal, guilt, drug addiction, and forgiveness.
Jane’s Second Novel The Faces of War

“Based on a true story, Jane’s first novel, All the Rest Of Her Days, is a provocative tale that touches our hearts as well as our minds. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully written, this is a tale certain to engage and enthrall.” Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author. “With sensitivity and empathy, McCarthy tells the story of a boy given up for adoption in the 1950s, when an unwed mother was a pariah. Maggie Porter’s decision to give up her baby has ramifications across generations and continents, and McCarthy explores all facets of this 20th century drama.” Betty Cotter, author Roberta’s Woods and The Winters
Jane’s First Novel All the Rest of Her Days
Schmitt & Beck

Jane and Gerry

Jane, a Registered Nurse, lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island with her husband, Gerry, three blocks from the ocean. Together, they have traveled extensively including Morocco, Equador, and much of Europe including Greece, France, and Germany. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Jane at a local book signing

Jane at work

CONTACT JANE JaneMcCarthy@Cox.net
Author, Jane McCarthy
Jane F. McCarthy, Author

In 2014, My husband, Gerry and I spent three days in Luxembourg with US Veterans and friends touring German and American cemeteries, and other historical sites including the Siegfried Line, and Bastogne (Belgium), site of the Battle of the Bulge. Our five days in Normandy walking the beaches, visiting museums and towns where reminders of the War still existed, was my inspiration to write The Faces of War. Further research led me to understand why and how camps for German POWs existed in America,, how they were managed, and the roles prisoners filled in the US while the draft drained the workforce of able bodied men. The main characters of my book, John Conway, an American soldier and Karl Baum, a young German are fictional as is their story. “McCarthy has fashioned a story etched from the power of the human spirit and the darkness of the human soul and is the best war novel in recent history. Not to be missed.” Jon Land, bestselling author USA today
The Faces of War Inspired by My Travels
Book signings are invigorating and the people I meet energize me and make the work of writing worthwhile. Jane is a member of the South County Writing Group and The Association of Rhode Island Authors. The Faces of War is her second novel.

Book signing with friends

Befriending Death
I was asked to contribute to an anthology where 100 essayists wrote about living and dying in Befriending Death by Alfred Killilea. The New York Times placed it in its Discover New Titles Section.
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About Jane F. McCarthy
A family affair. Getting help from daughter, Mary Elizabeth, and grandson, Adrian
Jane’s writing space where her creativity happens. She is surrounded by novels, books on writing and copious notes.
All rights reserved: Jane F. McCarthy, Author
web development by NeededHere.net
Read a Sample Amazon Softcover or ebook
Order Now Amazon, Barnes and Noble and book stores through Ingram Catalogue