Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

Goodnight from London
by Jennifer Robson

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. 

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.

Kritters Thoughts:  A story that was inspired by the author's own grandmother and I am so glad I knew that little grain of knowledge before I started this book because it gave my reading of the book so much more meaning!  Ruby is fairly new to the journalism world when she is called overseas to report the war from almost the frontline.  The reader gets to start from her journey from New York and travel the ocean and see her settle in and then travel Europe as she reports on this war and Ruby had some adventures.  

I am a fan of Jennifer Robson and was a fan before I started this book and after finishing - I am still a fan!  I love historical fiction, so that helps, but her stories and her characters just fit so perfectly together.  As I always love in historical fiction, I love learning something without picking up a textbook.  To learn about the ups and downs of WWII and a few of the different experiences living through it was just so enjoyable.  

I have read all of Jennifer Robson's books and I honestly can't pin one above another.  Start with this one and go backwards through her backlist or start at the front and go forward, you won't be disappointed either way!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I love the fact that there were true events that inspired this story - that is a big draw for me in a book.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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