Special Feature: When We Meet Again by Caroline Beecham

If you are like me and you love war time romances with a touch of mystery, then this book is for you! I know that the WWII era might feel a bit saturated but there is always room for one more great story in my opinion! I simply love this time period and I love reading books set during this era even if I feel like it’s similar to some other books in subject matter.

There is something about the drama and intensity of war that amplifies the emotion and impact of a novel and that was one of the things that drew me to this book! It promises to get you right in the feels and I couldn’t be more excited to read something with some emotional impact. It also incorporates some mystery which is always fun but it sounds like it will be more of the suspense variety rather than a murder mystery. I am really looking forward to this one.

If you are looking for a war time novel to read this summer then you don’t want to miss this one! I have this one on my radar for the fall and I hope you guys check it out too! Also, the cover is stunning and really how can you pass on this book with a cover like that! It’s just begging to be read! War time novels are clearly a passion for the author as she has written a few others, so I expect this one to be well researched and written!

Summary

An emotionally compelling World War II-era saga about the unbreakable bonds amongst families, lovers, and readers under the shadow of war. Drawing real-life inspiration from both the fascinating wartime history of book publishing and the harrowing practice of baby farming that ran rife in the 1940s, this powerful tale of love and mystery tells the story of Alice Cotton, a young book editor at Partridge Press and single mother whose newborn daughter Eadie is stolen and sold for adoption against her will. With the war raging across the globe and time to find Eadie slowly running out, Alice will mobilize her publisher’s resources in an ambitious bid to find her daughter and save the struggling company. Readers of The Bookshop on the Corner and The Little Paris Bookshop will be enraptured by this touching tale, which is at once a heartrending account of a mother’s love as well as a tender and timely tribute to ways books inspire us during dark times.

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR WHEN WE MEET AGAIN

Ø  “Beecham pulls off a thrilling conclusion and elevates the story with some well-researched context on the publishing industry during the war, when demand for books was high. Fans of sentimental WWII fiction will fly through this.” —Publishers Weekly

Ø  “Character-driven with the impending doom of war looming, When We Meet Again delivers a softly paced mystery with a dash of hope and romance to keep readers rooting for Alice when outlooks look dim.” —Booklist

Ø  “[A] wonderful tribute to all things bookish. But it is also a compelling exploration of a heartbreaking and little-known aspect of wartime life. The research, compassion and sensitivity poured into this novel are admirable and make for a deeply affecting reading experience.”  —Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Paris Secret

About the Author

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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