The Things We Cannot Say By Kelly Rimmer

The Things We Cannot Say By Kelly Rimmer

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World War Two, Poland. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.

2019. Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter.

Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest. In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

My Thoughts:

Wow what a powerful and emotional read. I find reading about what happened back in the day with the Nazis and the Jews interesting, this story is set in World War Two and the present day and it is a interesting read. I found it heartbreaking to learn and discover what happened to many many people back then especially when concentration camps came into the story. I found this story had a big impact on me and not one I will be forgetting in a while.

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A Wedding at Mulberry Lane By Rosie Clarke

A Wedding at Mulberry Lane By Rosie Clarke


Maureen Jackson knew life as a trainee nurse wouldn’t be easy, but she didn’t expect her hospital to be badly bombed on her first shift. Plus Maureen still has her family and friends in Mulberry Lane to keep her busy – she’s needed as much there as she is by her patients.

Running the pub on the corner of Mulberry Lane, Peggy Ashley is used to taking in all sorts of waifs and strays. But the arrival of a dashing American captain has got tongues wagging about Mulberry Lane’s favourite landlady…

Janet Ashley’s husband is back from the frontline. Which is more than so many of the wives of Mulberry Lane. But her beloved Mike is a completely different man from the one she fell in love with – and what’s more he doesn’t remember her, or their young daughter. How do you cope when your darling husband is a virtual stranger?

As WW2 continues around them, the women of Mulberry Lane know that community spirit and friendship is the key to surviving the Blitz.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Mulberry lane series, and even though I have not read the first one I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It is set in the East End of London and it is around the time of World War two. I found the story heartbreaking but also very interesting. I find reading about the nurses in those days really interesting and the story itself was very informative. A really interesting read.

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Hearts of Stone By Simon Scarrow

Hearts of Stone By Simon Scarrow

This title will be released on June 4, 2015.

1938: A perfect summer on the island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from Germany while his father works on an archaeological dig, has begun a friendship with locals Andreas and Eleni. As Peter leaves, they swear to meet again.

1942: War has come to paradise. Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the invasion. Peter has returned to the island – as a dangerously well – informed enemy intelligence officer. As increasingly vicious conflict ensues, a friendship formed in peace between three teenagers will turn into a desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love.

My Thoughts:

Not having previously read any books about World War Two, I am very glad this book came my way. Tahnk you to lovereading for sending me an advanced copy. The story is set in 1938 and is about three teenagers Andreas, Eleni and Peter. I loved the way the story was set out and it differed from past to present, with Eleni telling her grand daughter Anna all about her past. It also has it written from each of the teenagers perspectives and how the war came into their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, I love the descriptions of certain things it made it much more of an interesting read. Such a powerful, interesting read. Very well researched. Will definitely be looking out for more of Simon Scarrow’s books.

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