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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan (must read if you like historical fiction)

The London Restoration ticked off many boxes for me and I was delighted with the read. There was history in spades, archaelogy, nice ancient churches and a touch of romance with lots of mystery as well. The story set in post WWII deals with a couple, both returning from the War with secrets to hide. Diana wants to get back to married life with Brent the love of her life but her signing of the Official Secrets Act and her involvement post WWII puts paid to that. Brent has to put up with a wall of silence as to what his wife did, and what she continues to do and obviously with a degree of danger. Diana is in love with churches and particularly those built by Christopher Wren and when the churches are linked to an espionage network, she becomes the obvious candidate who can decode the mystery and uncover the mole. Balancing a fragile marriage despite a lot of love on both sides is hard when so many secrets cannot be told and Brent and Diana have to reach far inside themselves to trust their partners that things will eventually work out. The story throws another aspect of WWII ( perspectives and stories are endless and imaginative always) and this was no exception. Excellent reading. Sent by Thomas Nelson - FICTION for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

3 comments:

jenclair said...

I like archaeology and mystery and the spy aspect adds more interest. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings said...

I’m not usually one for historical but I like the espionage idea and the churches, it sounds very interesting.

Literary Feline said...

Oh, yes! This sounds like it ticks a lot of my boxes too. I am adding it to my wish list.