My fave book so far! Mr. Churhill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal, takes place in London in 1940. It is a page turner, to say the least!
This book was an amazing find! I was drawn to the cover first because of the red hair (I’m partial) but the description was intriguing. It’s about Maggie who gets hired to work in the office of newly sworn in prime minister Winston Churchill. From beginning to end Maggie encounters multiple obstacles that help her discover how strong she is, and what her role in the war is. She also helps prove that women can do more for the war than just type in an office.
There are several story lines to follow, all from different veiws of the war but still intertwined with each other. The book illustrates a realistic picture of daily life dealing with air raids, with sad but beautiful details. None of the characters can be trusted and you end up hating and loving the wrong people. Once you feel like you have a grasp of what’s going on or that everyone is finally safe, the story takes a sharp turn toward the unexpected. Even when it all comes together in the end, the author has one more surprise.
It’s hard to describe too much, without giving away the secrets. However, if you need a fast paced book that’ll keep you on your toes, this is it! I give it 5/5 wine glasses 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷