As Cara searches to determine who Louise was, she discovers more about her own grandmother's place in the war. This is not the sort of book I would usually pick up. Cara finds hidden in an old piece of furniture, a diary that once belonged to Louise and from those pages the story is drawn. Historical fiction is my favorite genre so I was interested in what this novel had to offer. The Light Over London is a compelling tale set during the early 1940s, as well as the present day, and is told from two different perspectives. Both girls are trying to find a place where they belong, a place where they 3.
Sometimes when I read these past and present stories I enjoy one more than the other but in this book I equally enjoyed both stories. She also showed off her smarts at Columbia University and ultimately received a degree in English. She is fascinated and begins to try to solve the mystery. Cara Hargraves, still coming to terms with her divorce, has taken a job as an assistant to an antique dealer. The author of the diary is Louise, a young woman who wanted more than her small town life. Cara Hargraves is newly divorced and training to be an antiques dealer.
The switching back and forth between the time periods was necessary for the story to develop, but I found it mildly annoying. It is a quick, enjoyable read, and if you like romance novels or lighter historical fiction, then this might be perfect for you. I think the publisher does more harm than good when comparing one book to another. Capturing in vibrant colors and compositions, scenes from New England, The Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, The Caribbean, Alaska and Florida. The story goes back in time as Cara reads the diary entries.
Both woman are unlucky in love and feel they will never meet the man of their dreams. Doch Julia, in einem Anzug aus feinem Rohseide gekleidet, mit Orchideen geschmückt, sah wunderschön und elegant und ohne Zweifel bei der Zeremonie im Rampenlicht in krugusemi und Freunden war. It's a very mundane life until her very gregarious cousin, Kate, invites her to a dance. And so the story begins. I was hoping for both women to find love and was interested to see how Louise's life would turn out.
Er wollte sie, klar nehmen sollte, aber geplant, es zu tun, ohne die Haut zu Haut zu berühren. Poor Louise, she dreams of California and the opportunities that she could expect from a more egalitarian society. Thank you to the author The Light Over London by Julia Kelly follows two timelines. And by stupid I mean gullible, naive, foolish, lacking in any common sense whatsoever, which is ironic because she is supposed to be 'smart' and good at math. For fans of 'The Nightingale' it may hold a bit closer of a match, but again the direct contact and influence of German soldiers in town and their violence was a missing piece in this novel. There was also lots of sweet tender kissing with tingling feelings, etc.
. The story takes us into a warm and cozy kitchen, where we enjoy a winter day with Abigail Nancy, Grandma and her silly crow. We read about Louise as Cara reads her diary and determines to find out more about her. Cara works in antiques and discovers Louise's diary when she served as a Gunner Girl and sets out to learn more.
Cara is determined to find the family of the author of the the diary. She followed that up with an excellent performance in Save the Last Dance. The other timeline follows Louise, the owner of the diary. The reader will probably identify the mother as a society climber, snob, believing that she had married beneath herself. Sie öffnete eine Tür und sah die Umrisse des Bettes, erkannte ich, dass es ein Schlafzimmer. I am an absolute fan of the 'Lilac Girls' by Martha Hall Kelly and the tragic story of the 'Rabbit-Girls' at Ravensbrueck, so much though, that I have done further reading on the subject and suggested readings from the back of that book.
Cara is recently divorced and has also just lost both of her parents. Thanks also to the Traveling Sisters reading group who read along with me. I mean, as you read along you can sort of see what is going on here. She and Liam work together to find out the identity of the diarist. I received a digital copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. What a sad missed opportunity.