The Light Over London
by Julia Kelly
Hardcover- $14.69

Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-read for ...

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  "the light over london" by Carolynr (see profile) 04/10/19

you can read summary for yourself....i do think that this is a typical WW II story and there are so many of them out there, i think i need to stop reading them for awhile. Typical in that it takes place in two different time places....this one current and WW II. the current day character trying to find out something about the earlier historical person. So if you've read a lot of these type of stories lately you might be tired of them. However, it is a good story, entertaining, and well written and I like this era of book so I enjoyed reading it.

  "The Light Over London" by Silversolara (see profile) 09/29/19

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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