The Rose Code
1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley P ...more
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This novel isn’t short, at 656 pages, it’s not a quick read. I savored it, let myself get lost in it and allowed myself ...more
Readers: Prepare to be swept away by The Rose Code. A richly deserved tribute to the WWII codebreakers of Bletchley Park, Kate Quinn’s latest novel is a tour de force. Exhaustive research, vibrant characters, and pulse-pounding suspense combine in a riveting tale destined to be a book-club favorite. I absolutely loved it.
Umm how did I manage to skip reading the synopsis til just today? Because Kate Quinn is THE auto-read author, for me. Don't care what it is, GIMME IT. Clearly. But omggggg this synopsis??
August 2020 update:
OOOOH THIS COVERRRR
Three very different girls ...more
The Rose Code is yet another historical fiction novel set during WWII but with a rather unique storyline. Although from completely different backgrounds, Osla, Mab and Beth befriend each other and end up 'doing their bit' at B ...more
Historical fiction is the kind of genre I read once in a while and almost always end up loving it.
This one is a must-read if you’re into WWII fiction.
1940: Mab, Osla, and Beth are three very different young women. But they have one thing in common: they’re breaking German military codes at Bletchley Park, a mysterious institution in England where the country's greatest minds are working during the war.
1947: Beth is at an asylum about to ha ...more
Was trying to read it slowly but somewhere after page 200, you cannot slow down. This was an ARC but no one asked me to submit a review
"The Rose Code " is another novel about the workings of code breakers at Bletchley Park during the war, many of whom were women who had to tell people they were secretaries doing ...more
Kate Quinn is a genius at creating a beautiful setting and story, with intense and complex characters. She is able to bring out what the characters must have felt when doing su ...more
Ms. Quinn is a master at crafting an intricate narrative but at the same time, she makes it smooth, seamless, and effortless. Pages fly by as you are desperate to find out what happens next. Every book of hers that I h ...more
++Thanks to William Morrow and Goodreads for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review++
It's got 626 pages, not including the afterwards and I read it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down!
I have got to say that this was a very well done book! I was not a huge fan of her The Alice Network so I was so pleasantly surprised by Quinn's newest offering! It was a great storyline, had a lot of action and twists, the characters were very developed and believable and quit ...more
Per The Author's Own Words...
The Rose Code Is An...
“The Imitation Game meets The Crown”!
Three Women Who Would Never Meet...
But For A Desire To Be More...
More Than What Society Says...
One Who Rubs Elbows With Royalty...
Another Who Wants to Find A Leg Up...
If Marrying Better...
Then So Be It...
Those Two Seeing Another Woman...
Who Needs To Spread Her Wings...
Three Woman Who Are Part...
Of Something Important...
They Are Designated To...
Be The Secret Weapons Of World War II...
I am a huge fan of books that shift POV's between characters (you can see that in most my other reviews) but having it in this particular story was so essential to the overall arc of the story. All three women are wonderfully developed from when and where they are first introduce through to where each of their stories t ...more
More books like this one, please! I loved this story about the female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, each of whom is very much their own person. While there's plenty of love and romance in this story, it's not the focus as these ladies have more important things to do, like defeating Nazis, breaking top secret codes, and unveiling traitors. A good story, good characters, and a vivid historical era - I'll read as many books lik ...more
This is a MUST READ for fans of historical fiction, for fans of stories about badass women, and for those looking for a fresh take on WWII stories.
I’m very jealous of everyone who now gets to read this book for the first time. I wish I could experience it all over again.
*thanks to William Morrow for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review*
Kate Quinn is a QUEEN, and I will read just about anything that comes out of her storytelling mind. She's known for exceptionally witty dialogue, vivid female characters, and badass women who don't do as their told but aim for justice. The Rose Code is no ...more
There are probably fewer than 5 authors I will pay money to read their books sight unseen. (I work at a library.) Kate Quinn is at the top of this list. I've never been disappointed in one of her novels, and her Mistress of Rome series is one of the best series I've ever read. I've really been enjoying her somewhat more modern novels, so The Rose Code, set during World War II, is a welcome a ...more
Osla Kendall - socialite and girlfriend to Prince Phillip; Mab Churt, a girl determined to rise above her impoverished life; and Beth Finch, smart but bullied by her mother; meet only because of the war. All three are chos ...more
The Rose Code is a story set in 1947, just before the Royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Phillip, and jumps back to 1940, where the story starts.
Three women, tied together by a huge wartime secret, are brought back together to solve a huge mystery.
Osla, Mabs and Beth couldn't; be from more di ...more
Wow. Wow, oh wow, oh wow. First off, I would like to apologise to the author, Kate Quinn, for not finishing this book sooner. I won an ARC copy a little over a month ago, and just couldn't seem to fall into any longer books. I managed a few comics (and that's saying something, as I ...more
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