I don't believe that I have the words to adequately express how lovely this book really is and how much it touched me. I found Tom and Isabel to be ch I don't believe that I have the words to adequately express how lovely this book really is and how much it touched me. I found Tom and Isabel to be characters that I easily fell in love because the author made them real, oh so very real. Janus Rock became a main and integral character in this book with the vivid descriptions making it almost come alive in my mind. I cried at the pain Tom and Isabel experienced and I understood at a very basic human level why they made the choices that altered so many people's lives. This book was an emotional read and the tears flowed easily at the end. I embraced it all and when I finished the last page it was with a satisfied sniff!
Recommend? Oh absolutely! This is a book to be experienced...beautifully written from beginning to the tear-wrenching end!
Source: Public Library
Fellow book bloggers who influenced my decision to read this: Lisa@ Lit and Life, Jane@ Fleur Fisher, and Alyce@ At Home with Books.
I felt as if I had stepped back in time while reading this book and had a front row seat to all of the danger and tension in London during WWII. The a I felt as if I had stepped back in time while reading this book and had a front row seat to all of the danger and tension in London during WWII. The author does a superb job of creating a main character that has a lot of pluck, is strong-willed, but yet still has that touch of innocence about her. I quickly came to adore Maggie Hope and fully enjoyed her endeavors at No. 10 Downing Street.
Recommend? Yes! The author blends fact and fiction seamlessly, so much so that you actually believe Churchill was exactly as he is portrayed in the book and that there was in deed, a real Maggie Hope. This is a great start to a series that I just know I will be anxiously awaiting each new release!!
After I finished this book, I wondered how in the world I could adequately review it and not spoil one darn thing for any of my friends. I like to be After I finished this book, I wondered how in the world I could adequately review it and not spoil one darn thing for any of my friends. I like to be quirky and different sometimes in my reviews so below is a little peek of what was going through my mind as I was reading one of the stellar reads of the year for me!!!
Are you kidding me? He (Nick) is such a jerk...egotistical freak!!
Amy's parents are so twisted and yet, she seems so normal. I like her.
It's what time??? 12:30 a.m. ...okay, I have to turn my Kindle off and go to bed. But no one better want anything done tomorrow. Seriously, I have to get back to Nick and Amy!!
Would the dogs quit looking at me? You can't possibly have to go potty! I just took you out at 6:00 am....looking at clock- 11:30 am. Well, I guess you guys can pee again, but be quick about it because I have a book to read!!
Mom, what's for dinner???????? Who in the hell just asked me that question? They will suffer! How dare anyone request that I move from my seat outside. The last time I checked everyone had fingers and opposable thumbs. Open up the bread and make a pb&j for goodness sake!!
Honey??? Can you come here for a minute and help me? WHY????? Can't you lift the 200 pound plow by yourself??? Why in the HELL did you decide to do that right now. Can't you see that I'm reading!! I'm reading!!!!
Oh, Gillian you tricky little writer you. I love how you mess with my mind! Damn, you are good!
I loved this book! Absolutely, loved it! I was lucky and stumbled upon Gillian's first book a few years ago and thought it was amazing. She has another winner on her hands with Gone Girl. I fell for every trap she set up and wasn't sure who to believe or trust....and that's what I love about her stories!! I was immersed into the story and by the free flow of consciousness above, you can see that I didn't want to be bothered by anything.....nothing!! I raced through the story and then when I read the very last paragraph I screamed!!!!!!! But in what context? Well, read the book and get back to me!
P.S. Dear Gillian- get your smart little tushy back to the computer and write me another story!!! Or else... insert evil smiley face here!!
Disclaimer:Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.