LONDON CALLING (Lavender Road Book 4) Kindle Edition
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We are whisked back to London in the early 1940’s, starting in 1942. World War Two is raging, and all the resident’s are dealing with the war in their own way. The book hosts some wonderful secondary character’s, whilst concentrating mainly on nurse Molly, aspiring actress Jen, and Jen’s frugal mother Joyce.
I would have to say that my favourite characters were Molly and Jen. Nurse Molly works in the sepsis ward at Wilhelmina Hospital. She hates her job, and wants to get away from living a daily life of caring for patients she knows will die in the end from their wounds. Jen dreams of being a famous actress. She is immensely rude, and has one agenda in life, herself. The two women don’t exactly see eye to eye, as Jen tries to belittle Molly at every given opportunity. However the girls have to learn to get along, as their lives may just depend on it.
I’ve often struggled with historical fiction, but Helen Carey has written London Calling, with such passion and knowledge of the era, including vivid descriptions, that you feel that you, yourself has stepped foot into the past.
The book is long, at 640 pages, but that didn’t stop me whizzing through it. There is something to grab your attention and keep you intrigued and emotionally transfixed on every page. In no time at all I suddenly arrived at the last page, and was sorry to have gotten there. Though it is thrilling to know that there is another book in the series due out next year.
The book was a heart warming read. It will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath, but that’s what makes a great story. It will have you investing your time in the lives of the characters who are in Lavender road and beyond, as we travel to Italy, France and North Africa.
Whether you are big on your historical fiction, or not, this book is an incredible tale of bravery, love and trust, and is a must read.
Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog
**I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed**