This was yet another book that was buzzing through the blogosphere, and I got rejected for multiple versions of ARCs. I bided my time and was rewarded as it was surprisingly available on Kindle Unlimited. It was a speedy read.
I should begin by saying that the narrative tone and some of the words used made me feel like this was more contemporary than based in the second world war. I have read quite a few historical fictions and a couple of non-fiction based in that time, and I did not feel the same vibe from this one. Although this may sound ominous, it is not really. The narration is actually quite upbeat and chipper, making it a quick and fun read.
It does deal with harsher sides of living as a young, ambitious and idealistic woman in the 1940s with the war going on. Emmy Lake ends up in a job that she does not think too highly of, with most people laying down their lives she is to help answer personal questions. When she feels she is doing a disservice to that role as well, she takes some matters into her own hands. This will ultimately not end well, but we have to see it through because there are a few bright spots. It focuses on friendships and family ties, and overall, I am glad I gave it a chance since I was introduced to an entirely likeable cast of characters, even the not-so friendly were written in such a manner that they could be enthusiastically booed.
My last KU review was: Elven Winter (The Saga of the Elven #2) by Bernhard Hennen and my queue now looks like this:
P.S: Have you seen my Mega Stats 2019? or my 2019 Long list V – The rest of recommendations /Highlights of my blogging year?
Has your year begun well?