09 May 2017

Inspired by Her Grandmother's Experience | Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson

ABOUT THE BOOK

From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. 

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.

Goodnight From London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author’s own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.

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MY REVIEW

As Jennifer Robson uses her grandmother’s World War II experience for storytelling inspiration, Goodnight From London offers an engaging historical read centered around an admirable female protagonist, Ruby Sutton. A hardworking American journalist, she gets sent to London to write stories of the war and encounters a number of challenges and dangers, personal and professional. As she navigates the history Robson vividly brings to life, Ruby proves to be a likable character—intelligent and resourceful, with emotions that feel authentic to her situation and secrets in her past that drive her. From beginning to end, her story is an entirely enjoyable novel, and any lover of WWII fiction should be sure to read Goodnight From London. I recommend it.

★★★★

Thanks to TLC Book Tours, I received a complimentary copy of Goodnight From London and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War Is Over and Moonlight Over Paris. She holds a doctorate from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young children.

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