#BookReview: Mrs P's Book of Secrets by Lorna Gray @MsLornaGray @OneMoreChapter_ #30DaysOfBookBlogs #histfic #historicalfiction
Release date - 14th December 2019
Book length - 400 pages
Publisher - One More Chapter
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Lorna for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review and for inviting me to take part in her wonderful online event, #30DaysOfBookBlogs - it was great fun!
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Cotswolds, Christmastime 1946
A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home to her ageing aunt and uncle. For Lucy – known as Mrs P – and the people who raised her, the books that line the walls of the family publishing business bring comfort and the promise of new beginnings.
But the kind and reserved new editor at the Kershaw and Kathay Book Press is a former prisoner of war, and he has his own shadows to bear. And when the old secrets of a little girl’s abandonment are uncovered within the pages of Robert Underhills’s latest project, Lucy must work quickly if she is to understand the truth behind his frequent trips away.
For a ghost dwells in the record of an orphan girl’s last days. And even as Lucy dares to risk her heart, the grief of her own past seems to be whispering a warning of fresh loss…
Mrs P’s Book of Secrets will be published in the US as The Book Ghost.
A fresh premise, quirky characters, and some twists along the way are just some of the reasons why I enjoyed MRS P'S BOOK OF SECRETS by Lorna Gray.
Lucy, now known as Mrs P, lost her husband during the war and is trying to forge ahead with her life as best she can. Moving back home to her aunt and uncle in the Cotswolds seems to be exactly what she needs and when she starts working for her uncle's publishing business, Lucy finds a certain sense of peace among the books that surround her. With only her uncle and the quiet and always reserved Mr Robert Underhill working there, the job is not exactly tasking, but as everyone tries to get used to life after war and all that that entails, Lucy feels lucky to have this place to occupy her thoughts. But when a new manuscript that Robert is working on appears to throw up a mystery about a little girl, Lucy gets caught up in this search for the truth. But facing the ghosts of the past is not always easy and as old pain resurfaces, can Lucy open herself up to love once again?
It is obvious that the author has researched the time period extremely well as I felt that I had stepped back in time instantly and I was caught up in the reality of that post-war era. The characters are well-developed and likeable, and I enjoyed getting to know more about Robert and Lucy as the story developed.
MRS P'S BOOK OF SECRETS by Lorna Gray is a wonderful tale of friendship, grief, and opening yourself up to new possibilities, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Lorna Gray was born in 1980 in Bedfordshire. Her relationship with the glorious countryside of the Cotswolds began many years ago when she first moved to Cirencester. She has been exploring the area through her love of history, adventure and romance ever since.
This is Lorna’s fourth post-WWII mystery. Her three previous novels are In the Shadow of Winter (2015), The War Widow (2018) and The Antique Dealer’s Daughter (2018). She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband.
For more information:
Website - mslornagray.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/MsLornaGray
Facebook - www.facebook.com/MsLornaGray/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/mslornagray/
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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