This will be my third book that focuses on a different perspective of World War II. The Women in the Castle was set in Germany and focused on the people who lived there and did not support Hitler. The Baker’s Secret took place in a small French village that becomes occupied by the Nazis. This book is set n London, England and tells the story of an American journalist , Ruby Sutton, who is set to London in order to report on the events of WWII.
Ruby Sutton lives alone, grew up in an orphanage, and has no connection to anyone in America, so when she is asked to go to London to report on the war, she does not hesitate. Her passion is writing and telling a story…true stories. She makes the journey by boat and is greeted by Captain Bennett and quickly meets all the staff at the newspaper where she will be working. They are welcoming and friendly, and she quickly finds a place for herself in London.
She spends her days working at the paper and her nights in a shelter enduring the bombings known as the Blitz. She could have easily requested to be sent back home, but she is determined to tell the stories of the people whose reality has become the bombings. She begins to feel an attraction towards Bennett, but he is so mysterious and seems to disappear for long periods of time and returns sullen and secretive. The war has taken a toll on him, and yet Ruby is determined to love him. Is he able to love her back?