The Whispers of War

The Whispers of War

Large Print - 2020 | Large print edition.
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The start of World War II looms over three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government, from the author of the "sweeping, stirring" (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Room on Rue Am lie ) T h e Light Over London .

In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office's Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost.

Featuring Julia Kelly's signature "intricate, tender, and convincing" ( Publishers Weekly ) prose, The Whispers of War is a moving and unforgettable tale of the power of friendship and womanhood in the midst of conflict.

Publisher: Waterville :, Thorndike Press,, 2020.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432876531
Characteristics: 527 pages.


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Apr 10, 2020

I absolutely enjoyed this book! I'm a big fan of historical fiction and this was a great tribute. The book was enjoyable because you three female characters that are from different backgrounds and ethnicities during war time. The story's intricately woven taking in to detail the aspects and fears of war. It's a fast read that'll keep you intrigued until the end.

Feb 15, 2020

Nice book about friendship. But - Many wordy, unproductive, draggy (boring) storyline pages. Skimmed most of the book. Not my cup of tea

Jan 23, 2020

Female friendship is a wonderful connection. It can outlast wars and marriages. When three girls find themselves roommates in an English boarding house in 1928, their friendships continue to their death. Marie, a German girl, of course is worried about being deported during World War II. Her friend Hazel was raised by a single mother living a bohemian lifestyle and Nora comes from a wealthy English family. When Marie dies in Canada, her granddaughter goes to London to return a piece of jewelry to Nora as requested in Marie’s will. Nora reveals the history of the three women. As in all good historical fiction, there’s a lot of information about growing up during World War II including the treatment of Germans.

Jan 21, 2020

I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It’s a story of three childhood friends and the strong relationship between these women and what they did during WWII to protect one another. I would recommend this as a great read.

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