Her Secret War by Pam Lecky | Book Review |



A life-changing moment May 1941: German bombs drop on Dublin taking Sarah Gillespie's family and home. Days later, the man she loves leaves Ireland to enlist. A heart-breaking choice With nothing to keep her in Ireland and a burning desire to help the war effort, Sarah seeks refuge with relatives in England.

But before long, her father's dark past threatens to catch up with her. A dangerous mission Sarah is asked to prove her loyalty to Britain through a special mission. Her courage could save lives.

But it could also come at the cost of her own... A gripping story that explores a deadly tangle of love and espionage in war-torn Britain, perfect for fans of Pam Jenoff, Kate Quinn and Kate Furnivall. Readers love Her Secret War: "Gorgeous...

loaded with intrigue, friendship, love, loyalty, sorrow and despair... [it] swept me away... I completely got lost in the writing and story...

More, please!" Goodreads reviewer, "I couldn't put it down... I can't praise this book enough." NetGalley reviewer "Wow... The excitement!...

What a rollercoaster. Loved it." Goodreads reviewer, "You will want to read this... loved...

I just wanted to keep reading." Goodreads reviewer, "Absolutely mesmerising from beginning to end." NetGalley reviewer, "Excellent... please let there be a sequel." NetGalley reviewer, "Had me hooked from the very start." NetGalley reviewer, "A gripping emotional tale... highly recommend." Goodreads reviewer,

My Review

I have admitted before that I was not a big fan of historical fiction, however, more recently I've read some wonderful novels with historical settings. Including this one! 

I've not read many novels set in the second world war and if I'm honest I was never really one for history so I know very little about it. This didn't stop me from becoming invested in both the characters and the setting of the story. It was so beautifully written that I was able to follow along without feeling lost, it was a pleasure to read.

The characters were really well built, I loved reading about the life of Sarah Gillespie, I really felt for her and her poor luck but felt she was a great strong female lead. Reading this fictional novel gave me a whole new understanding of the sorts of things that those living through the second world war went through.

Though I was able to predict the main plot twists I still enjoyed them and the story as a whole. It went along nicely, I didn't feel it was too slow or too pacey. It was just right for the type of story. 

I would highly recommend this title to any fans of historical fiction, of novels set in the second world war and also to anyone who enjoys a relaxing read, something you can cosy up with of an evening and not become stressed or agitated with. A read that doesn't require you to over think, the story is really well set out so you are able to enjoy it for what it is rather than stress out over the language or the plot (something which a few of the books I'm reading lately have forced me to do, so this was a welcome break for my brain!) 

My Rating 

4 out of 5 stars 

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Thank you to Avon Books and to Pam Lecky for gifting me this book. I was randomly selected to receive this book with no requirement for a review but I have given an honest one all the same. I cannot resist reading and reviewing all the books I'm sent! 

As always you can order this book from Betty's Books here on their website