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Today, we're teamed up with Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current tour featuring an AMAZING work of Historical Fiction that fans will NOT want to miss! It's out now via One More Chapter, celebrating it's BOOK BIRTHDAY TODAY, and I can honestly say that I didn't want to miss a moment. So, if you're ready to add to your future MUST READ LIST, and you KNOW you more than are, KEEP READING as we dive between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
The Secrets of Latimer House
About the book...
In the war against Hitler every secret counts…
Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator – her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of the prisoners.
Farm girl Betty Connors may not be able to type as she claimed, but her crack analytical skills soon find her unearthing covert connections.
German ex-pat Judith Stern never expected to find herself listening in to German POW’s whispered conversations, but the Nazis took her father from her so she will do whatever it takes to help the Allies end this war.
Billeted together in the attic of Latimer House – a place where secrets abound – Evelyn, Betty and Judith soon form a bond of friendship that carries them through the war. Because nothing is stronger than women united.
Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Latimer House, a grand country estate, stands proudly – a witness to some of greatest secrets of WW2.
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A story set in more than trying times as everyone tries to find their place in a world on the edge, The Secrets of Latimer House takes you out of the here and now, and into history. Yes, ladies and gents, there WAS a 'Latimer House', and while the ins and outs of what went on moved us from battlefields to victory, the lives held within were just as important. Here is where the fiction part of the novel lies. The author learned about the reality, and created a world within that world so believable, so moving, so memorable that it goes beyond blurring the line between.
Despite there being many characters worthy of mention, for one reason or another, the heart and soul of the story reside in Evelyn, Betty, and Judith. Three women from more different backgrounds would be hard to find, but throughout their time together, through the ups, downs, heartaches, heart breaks, laughter, and tears, they realize that their similarities outweigh each and every one. They are women with families, and stories to share, all fighting for a common goal...to end a war that should never have been. They each contribute to the cause, some in bigger ways than they even realize, but the thing that really gets them through the bad times isn't just their gumption or resolve, but their friendship. The bond that they build, even while having to maintain secrets for the cause between them, gives them strength when they are down, courage when they are flagging, and backing for whatever may come their way. Evelyn with her good breeding and grace; she always knew how to handle any intimidating situation, but matters of the heart, she needed a hand. Betty was all beauty and bluster, but she learns that brains come along with that package and she only needed the right set of eyes to glimpse it for herself. Judith was reserved due to her darkened past, but she cared ever so much and so deeply that those friendships forged were her tethers in stormy times. They were sisters from different misters, brought together by choice and circumstance, in a world that didn't know how to break the hold evil had on it, but would never stop trying.
It was beautiful. It was heartbreaking. It had moments at which to shudder from anger and fear. It had moments with which to bask in the sun while remembering with fondness. I couldn't have asked for a better cast of characters, more memorable moments, or a clearer glimpse into a part of history I never knew. If you're a fan of the genre, or simply looking for a story you won't soon forget, I'd highly recommend grabbing your copy today!
About the author...
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2020 with The Spark.
Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series.
Between them, the two Js have written eighteen novels, The Secret of Latimer House being the latest.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!