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Goodnight from London: A Novel
By: Jennifer Robson
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Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062389858
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Release Date 2017-05-02
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From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall.

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.

Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author’s own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.


 

 

 

 



Writer Ruby Sutton has just been offered the assignment of a lifetime – a transfer to wartime London to provide human interest stories for her employer, a weekly publication called The American.  It’s not long before the harsh reality of the war hits her: evenings spent in the air raid shelter, rationing, and most urgently, interviews with those impacted most by the increasingly more frequent – and deadly – air raids.

Ruby has a knack for getting people to open up and share their thoughts and experiences, but even more importantly, she can capture those thoughts in her articles, earning praise from her editors both in London and New York. She loves the independence her job brings, and the camaraderie of working with a dedicated team of journalists, but when push comes to shove, she’s on her own . . . or so she thinks.

A change in address brings a change in Ruby’s social fortune as well, and for the first time in her life she feels part of a family. Her work continues to define and inspire her, but her personal life is taking her in a new direction, one that is fraught with wartime uncertainty but buoyed by promise and possibility.

Inspired by the experiences of author Jennifer Robson’s grandmother, Goodnight from London is a wonderfully readable novel that never flags in interest and appeal. Ruby is a first-person witness to events any writer would dream to cover, but her dedication and sensibility keep her well-grounded and focused on the task at hand. Her background could make her an object of pity, yet it’s Ruby’s strength that becomes the focal point, and that personal strength underscores her journey from orphan to war-time correspondent.

Goodnight from London is an enthralling read, completely compelling and interesting as the pages fly by with a marvelous sense of time and place. Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this!

 
By: Joyce Greenfield, ReaderToReader.com


 
     
 
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