So as it goes, I went and looked up some info on these brave ladies and will attach it at the bottom. Cara finds hidden in an old piece of furniture, a diary that once belonged to Louise and from those pages the story is drawn. Cara works in antiques and discovers Louise's diary when she served as a Gunner Girl and sets out to learn more. Louise served during the war as an antiaircraft gunner girl in London helping shoot down German bombers. She discovers the diary is that of Louise Keene, a young woman from a small Cornish village. Alternating between Louise's and Cara's story, it chronicles their journeys of growth and romance.
I work in both large format oils and watercolors. I think the publisher does more harm than good when comparing one book to another. Louise and Cara's stories were equally compelling and I enjoyed reading about their romances. Cara in the meantime is reading through the diary and her cute neighbor happens to be a history professor. That is not my favorite way to tell a story, but I enjoyed the book enough that it didn't bother me to much.
Two women, two remarkable stories from different generational perspectives. Cara meets her new neighbor and finds an attraction there. The author has researched the role of the gunner girls, the Ack-Ack Command making this read both pleasant and informative. Er wollte sie, klar nehmen sollte, aber geplant, es zu tun, ohne die Haut zu Haut zu berühren. Julia Kelly tells a tender story of war and love and she creates two different, remarkable and strong women here with Louise and Cara who are from two different timelines.
You know what happens next. It did however, encourage me to research more about the ack ack girls and for me that is what a good book often does. Sagen Sie ihm, dass Küsse machen Sie Urtikaria, es sehr wahrscheinlich ist. With the help of her new neighbor Liam, Cara reads the diary and starts to investigate the mystery of this woman. In current day, we meet young Cara, an antiques apprentice charged with fleshing out facts behind A moving and beautifully told wartime romance. Her quest for discovery, the similarities between her and Louise and the blossoming relationship with perfect man and handsome professor, Liam.
Cara Hargraves, still coming to terms with her divorce, has taken a job as an assistant to an antique dealer. While on a job site, Cara finds an old tin with a diary inside. While I did like it, for it was an easy read, I did want more development on the historical side. As a fourth generation impressionist, a member of The Oil Painters of America and The American Watercolor Society, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for over fourty years. Her interest in all old things and historical treasures take 4.
If you enjoy Wartime romances I highly recommend this one. The diary gives her another outlet for distraction, and she tries to use its story to connect with her grandmother, Iris, who has always avoided talking about her time in the British service. She also writes contemporary romance novels as Julia Blake. With the help of her new The Light Over London by Julia Kelly follows the lives of two women, Cara and Louise, who live very different lives but share a common strength.
Some of these new watercolors and well as large oils, are still available. The other timeline follows Louise, the owner of the diary. With permission she is allowed to read the diary over the course of the next few weeks and she finds herself entranced by the strength, heartache, blush worthy and tragic moments told by a young woman who has run away from home to follow independence and love. This book becomes a vehicle in which the entire family travels back in time to help their mother remember her bohemian past, and what makes this book so memorable, is that we are allowed to go there as well. I was asked to blurb this book and below are my thoughts! As she starts reading the diary, our modern girl is drawn into it so much that she decides to try and track down the original owner so she can return the diary. Chapters switch between present day Cara to Louise Keene, a young woman from a coastal village in England, who we come to realize is the woman in the photo that Cara unearths.
There are some similarities between the two woman. The clues are there, and the whole storyline is a letdown. Her cousin Kate, whom she is quite close to, also signs up. I highly recommend for readers who like to keep things light.
With that in mind, here I go. Louise meets a young pilot at a dance and begins a romance with him. As the reprimands escalate, Louise decides to run away with her cousin to enlist in hopes of making a difference and creating a better life for herself other than the one her mother envisions. I've made this complaint several times this year about books being marketed as either the wrong genre or indiscriminately compared to other books in the hopes that readers would pick them up because they were fans of those other books, and that's the cas 3.
Cara is determined to find the family of the author of the the diary. I think the publisher Historical fiction is my favorite genre so I was interested in what this novel had to offer. When I saw this was compared to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I requested this book on the marketing promise that this book was for fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. If you like your historical novels with a strong side of romance and drama then this novel is a good fit for you Read the rest of my review here: Present day, we meet Cara who hides herself in her work with an antiques dealer.