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The Whispers of War The start of World War II looms over three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government, from the author of the sweeping, stirring Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Room on Rue Am lie The Light Over London In August of , as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office s Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost Featuring Julia Kelly s signature intricate, tender, and convincing Publishers Weekly prose, The Whispers of War is a moving and unforgettable tale of the power of friendship and womanhood in the midst of conflict

About the Author: Julia Kelly

Julia Kelly is the international bestselling author of sweeping WWII novels about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories told from the British Home Front In addition to writing, she s been an Emmy nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and for one summer a tea waitress Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London Readers can visit to learnabout all of her books and sign up for her newsletter so they never miss a new release.

10 thoughts on “The Whispers of War

  1. Dorie - Cats&Books :) Dorie - Cats&Books :) says:

    NOW AVAILABLE Historical fiction is my favorite genre so when I saw that this book discussed internment camps in England during WWII I was very interested I have read extensively about internment camps in the United States but didn t know that they existed in England.The story takes

  2. Paige Paige says:

    The title explains the book it is quite literally chatter about the war There is a lot of dialogue and conversation among the three friends about war coming There is nothing militaristic except a few mentions of a blackout, and the details of the Jews suffering is negated The synopsis mentio

  3. Erin Erin says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Simon Shuster Canada for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying The Light Over London in 2019, I knew that I couldn t wait to get my hands on Julia Kelly s latest In this dual historical timeline, Samantha journeys from Chicago to England to visit Nora, an

  4. Tina Tina says:

    This was a pretty easy and straight forward read for me I read, Julia Kelly s last novel, The Light Over London and enjoyed it very much This one had a nice and interesting premise but fell a little flat for me.I liked that there were 3 strong women in the story Their friendship was honest and true The story

  5. Natalie Natalie says:

    Reading this novel was both enjoyable and educational The story of three devoted friends in WWII London and their trials and hardships during those turbulent years Marie, Nora and Hazel are faced with the issues of being women during a time when women were considered inferior and incompetent Coupled with this was the

  6. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    It ll never cease amaze me how many unique, important and touching stories there are to tell in history Particularly those stories of women in WWII strike me hardest Their bravery, determination, and pride were second to none as most volunteered to help in any way possible before conscription happened in Britain The Whispers o

  7. Tammy Tammy says:

    The Whispers of War is a breath of fresh air into the WWII historical fiction genre The story doesn t focus so much on the actual war but rather on a friendship between three very different women Julia Kelly had me hooked from page one

  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This novel takes place beginning in 1939, right before England and Germany were at war Marie, a young woman, had been sent by her parents many years previous to England from Germany to get an education Her best friends, Nora and Hazel, were her roommates and, after school, her best friends living in London In 1939, all German immigrants were as

  9. Sue Seligman Sue Seligman says:

    This historical novel set during World War II in London is my second book of 2020, and all I can say is Wow Luckily I started reading this on the weekend, and I finished it in two days This is the type of book which called to me when life interrupted my reading time, and I couldn t wait to return to London, 1940, and the challenges faced by Hazel, Nora,

  10. Sydney Long Sydney Long says:

    Wow I m speechless as to how amazing this book is Upon the death of her grandmother, MarieSamantha is given not only the task of presenting her eulogy but returning a precious keepsake to one of her grandmothers oldest and best friends As with many people who were affected by World War 2, Marie kept much of it from her family She would occasionally tell Samantha

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