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I thought this book moved very slowly. It was my least favourite of the Jennifer Robson novels.
I admired her main character, Ruby and her determination to be the best she could be. Especially considering her hardships in her early life. I think Jennifer Robson is a gifted novelist. I find her books to be well researched and her characters true to the time period in which the story takes place.
This story breezes along bringing you into the blitz of WW2 in London. The historical info is great, the struggles of a reporter who was brought up in an orphanage and lost what little she had in a bombing, a little romance, how people struggled through the blitz on a day to day basis is all wrapped in a heartfelt manner. I love this author.
This was a wonderful story of a woman trying to make a name for herself as a journalist during WWII.
Excellent read. Could not put it down and was moved by the tenacity of the British people during the Blitz. Strong main character. Very much like the writer of this novel.
Pretty romantic story set in London during the Blitz and after. Highly predictable, simple characters, sentimental story. Had a hard time finishing as I kept falling asleep.
I truly loved this 4th book of Jennifer Robson. She truly is a celebrated and accomplished writer who is well versed in her research on period pieces. I love how once again she brought in real life characters - in this case Eleanor Roosevelt to give us a personal 'human' glimpse of the First Lady during War Time! Also relished when she brought in Sam Howard towards the end of the novel as well as reference Dr. Robert Fraser in another Chapter! I truly got lost (once again) in her book and loved the ending.
Can't wait for her next book...what era will she choose is a complete guess to me ...perhaps she will focus on the children of her last book or previously novels.
Robson wrote a book loosely based on her own grandmother, a female reporter during the Second World War. Ruby, the main character endured many hardships as an American reporter living through the war in London. Robson lets the reader know the main character realized that she was very fortunate and her life was not that of a typical bombed out Londoner. The research was excellent and made the story very interesting.
A quick page turner!