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  • The Light Over London
  • Julia Kelly
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  • 04 October 2019
  • 9781501196416

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The Light Over London characters ë 7 She and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations and uick in their identification of enemy planes during air raids The only thing that gets Louise through those dark bullet filled nights is knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unanswered she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel through forgotten antiue treasures remembered triumphs and fierce family ties. Mystery writers like to be scared Romance novelists like to fall in love Comedic writers like to laugh Historical fiction novelists like to suffer They choose to write a story set in a time and place that the reader does not know first hand They must also develop a good storyline that keeps the readers interestLight over London by Julia Kelly is a good historical novel She is a masterful storyteller with an attention to historic detail The story of two different women set in two different time periods double her labor and doubles our pleasureFirst we meet Cara Hargraves newly moved to her old hometown after a bitter divorce and beginning a new career as an assistant to an antiue dealer where she examines and catalogues items in estate sales She is intrigued by a trio of items a compass a group of photos and a diary that she finds in a desk drawerReading the diary Clara discovers the story of Louise Keene a young lass who leaves her small town home to go to London during WWIINow we have two stories one current one set in the past to enjoy Why did Louise go to London Who was involved in Louise s life Is Clara s grandmother somehow a participant in this story Will Liam the handsome college history be able to untangle stories in the diary and also help Clara face the future Can Clara overcome her reticence and share her own story with LiamJulia Kelly tells a story that lures you in and keep you there You will be transported back in time to wartime London You will experience current day life full of opportunities losses and needsLouise Keene s story is a full complete story Clara Hargraves story is a full complete story Combined they will leave you wishing for Light over London I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley NetGalley LightoverLondon

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The Light Over London characters ë 7 His soldier’s life but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages In 1941 nineteen year old Louise Keene’s life had been decided for her she’ll wait at home in her Cornish village until her wealthy suitor returns from war to ask for her hand But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base everything changes And changes again when Paul’s unit is deployed without warning Desperate for a larger life Louise joins the women’s branch of the British Army in the anti aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl As bombs fall on London. 35 starsIn this book we meet two woman of two different time periods The first is Cara Hagraves a young woman devastated from a current divorce who works with a antiues dealer classifying objects The other is Louise Keene a young woman who is stifled by her overbearing parents and looks for a way to escape their confines She finds it by running away and then working as one of the ack ack girls during World War II Both girls are trying to find a place where they belong a place where they find their sense of self a way to establish their natures Cara finds hidden in an old piece of furniture a diary that once belonged to Louise and from those pages the story is drawn As Cara searches to determine who Louise was she discovers about her own grandmother s place in the war She is helped by a young man and the romance begins to bud as they draw closer to one another and the truth of what happened to these young woman thrown into the war effort This book offered an interesting look into the ack ack girls but it was of a romance story than an actual historical fiction novel While I did like it for it was an easy read I did want development on the historical side It did however encourage me to research about the ack ack girls and for me that is what a good book often doesinspires you to dig deeper Thank you to Julia Kelly Gallery Books and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book Thanks also to the Traveling Sisters reading group who read along with meMy reviews can be seen here

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The Light Over London characters ë 7 Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale this sweeping entrancing story is a must read for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiues dealer is perfect While clearing out an estate she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship among the treasures a World War II era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful unfinished diary Cara digs into t. The Light Over London is a dual timeline story in which Cara finds a WWII diary at one of the properties where she s working with her antiues dealer boss and becomes invested in identifying its author and what happened to her Cara has buried herself in work to avoid dealing with the grief and pain in her life recently The diary gives her another outlet for distraction and she tries to use its story to connect with her grandmother Iris who has always avoided talking about her time in the British service The author of the diary is Louise a young woman who wanted than her small town life She fell in love then volunteered for the British service The book alternates between Cara s life now and Louise s life during WWII The Light Over London is mostly a historical romance with elements of historical fiction mixed in throughout I enjoyed it but the romances which were on the lighter side didn t necessarily feel genuine They seemed a bit hasty andor too convenient just not as believable as I would have liked At certain points in the book I preferred one storyline over the other and this flip flopped as the story progressed As a whole though I didn t prefer one than the other Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review