The War I Finally Won

Updated: May 16, 2018

By:Kimberly Brubaker Bradley BUY BOOK HERE

May we all find our "Invincible Ada" in whatever war we are fighting.

You have to read the first book, The War That Saved My Life, to fully love this one--it's one of my all time favorites. This story continues Ada's journey right where the first story ended. They are in the thick of World War 2, just trying to survive. Ada's bravery, Lady Thorton's reinvention, Jonathon's charisma, Susan's love, Ruth's heartache, Maggie's loneliness, Lord Thorton's intelligence. I love their individual journeys, as well as their strength together. There is room for everyone in the cave!

“That's what we are fighting for. That kind of courage. We can't be beat, not when we're fighting for the spirit of England.”


When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?

“You can know things all you like, and someday you might believe them.”