Friday, September 27, 2019

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly - Paperback Release

Antiques, a tin box with a diary, a mystery about who wrote the diary, WWII, and a secret kept by Cara’s grandmother,  is how we begin THE LIGHT OVER LONDON.

We meet Louise who lives with her parents during the war and is kept under close watch because her mother thinks a local boy who is fighting will come back and marry her daughter.  

Louise feels suffocated.  Her cousin Kate is totally opposite...always out and doing what she wants.

Present day has us meeting Cara who has just ended her marriage and works for Jock who is an antique dealer.  When Cara finds a diary as she is cleaning out an estate, her quest is to find out who the box that contains the diary, other memorabilia, and photos belongs to.

I always enjoy a book that goes back and forth in time and learning about life in previous eras and especially when there is a secret or some object is found that has a story of its own.

Learning about the Gunner Girls and the dangerous work they did during World War II was very interesting, but my favorite part of the book was unraveling the mystery of which Gunner Girl’s diary Cara found and what the secret was that her grandmother was keeping from her.

Historical fiction fans and women’s fiction fans will enjoy THE LIGHT OVER LONDON.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  4/5


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  1. Have you read this book?

    Simon & Schuster is having a Facebook Live Chat at Book Club Favorites on September 30 at 3 p.m. to chat about the book.

    Hope you can make it...I know I will be watching.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I also like dual time lines. Thanks for sharing.