I am a huge fan of duel timeline historical fiction. I know that some readers feel that it’s overdone but I absolutely love it and I rarely get tired of it. This new release from Adrienne Chinn sounds like it’s going to be another wonderful duel timeline historical fiction and I cannot wait to read it!
Her debut novel, The Lost Letter from Morocco, sounds equally as intriguing so needless to say both of these books are on my TBR list. However this book, The English Wife, sounds absolutely wonderful and is set immediately following VE Day. The second part of the story is set in 2001 as the World Trade Centre is bombed. Both time periods make for a sensational backdrop.
If you are a historical fiction fan then this will be a book that you want on your radar and it’s been getting a lot of great early reviews. I couldn’t be more excited to share this amazing book with you guys and I hope you check it out. I will be sure to post my review here once I get to it, but until then be sure to get this one on your TBR list!
Two women, a world apart.
A secret waiting to be discovered…
VE Day 1945
As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess’ happiness is overshadowed by grief. Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action.
Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries.
Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do. But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new home…
September 11th 2001
Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city’s history. While the world watches the news in horror, Sophie’s flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie.
Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago, newfound secrets may change her life forever…(summary from Goodreads)