Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - Ebury
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I want to thank the author, Caroline, for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Can Eleanor follow her heart in troubled times?
Eleanor Roy is determined to do her bit for the war effort after being recruited by the War Artist Advisory Committee. When she meets handsome artist Jack Valante, her dreams seem to be finally coming true when Jack promises to help her pursue her ambition of becoming an artist. But after a whirlwind romance, Eleanor is devastated when Jack is posted overseas.
When Eleanor receives some unexpected news she desperately tries to find Jack. But with the young couple torn apart by war, will they be reunited and find happiness at last?
ELEANOR'S SECRET by Caroline Beecham is a historical novel with a difference and opened up a whole new world to me as a reader when it came to art in World War II.
Eleanor is working for the War Artist Advisory Committee while also keeping an eye on her family as much as she can. While she feels lucky with regards to her job, her dream is to be a war artist herself and bring the reality of what is happening on the ground to those at home but as she is a woman this isn't a possibility. When her work brings her into contact with Jack Valante, an artist, Eleanor's life soon becomes brighter and full of promise but when he is posted abroad, things change for Eleanor and will affect her and those she loves for years to come ...
A dual timeline story, ELEANOR'S SECRET by Caroline Beecham has something for everyone but it was the part of the story set during the war that really captured by heart and imagination.
Discovering about art and its importance really gave this story a different perspective and Caroline Beecham's descriptions and engaging characters easily swept me along its pages.
Definitely a novel that will charm historical fiction and World War II fiction fans everywhere.
Caroline is a British-born Australian-based author, with 20 years experience as a writer and producer in film and television. She has worked on a documentary about Princess Diana lookalikes, a series about journeys to the ends of the earth, as well as a feature film about finding the end of the rainbow. While she has done none of these things herself, she has discovered that she loves to write and to share lesser-known histories; and in particular those of pioneering women whose lives she reimagines through fiction. Caroline studied the craft of novel writing at the Faber Academy in 2012 and has a MA in Film & Television and a MA in Creative Writing.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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