The Whispers of War

The Whispers of War

The start of World War II looms over three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government, from the author of the “sweeping, stirring” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie ) The Light Over London.

In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office’s Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost.

Featuring Julia Kelly’s signature “intricate, tender, and convincing” (Publishers Weekly) prose, The Whispers of War is a moving and unforgettable tale of the power of friendship and womanhood in the midst of conflict.

Title:The Whispers of War
ISBN:9781982107796
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  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***Historical fiction is my favorite genre so when I saw that this book discussed internment camps in England during WWII I was very interested. I have read extensively about internme...

  • Paige

    The title explains the book; it is quite literally chatter about the war. There is a lot of dialogue and conversation among the three friends about war coming. There is nothing militaristic except a f...

  • Erin

    Thanks to Netgalley and Simon&Shuster Canada for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. After enjoying The Light Over London in 2019, I knew that I couldn't wait to get my hands on Julia Kell...

  • Tina

    This was a pretty easy and straight forward read for me. I read, Julia Kelly's last novel, "The Light Over London" and enjoyed it very much. This one had a nice and interesting premise but fell a litt...

  • Natalie

    Reading this novel was both enjoyable and educational. The story of three devoted friends in WWII London and their trials and hardships during those turbulent years. Marie, Nora and Hazel are faced wi...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    It’ll never cease amaze me how many unique, important and touching stories there are to tell in history. Particularly those stories of women in WWII strike me hardest. Their bravery, determination, ...

  • Tammy

    The Whispers of War is a breath of fresh air into the WWII historical fiction genre. The story doesn't focus so much on the actual war but rather on a friendship between three very different women. Ju...

  • Elizabeth

    This novel takes place beginning in 1939, right before England and Germany were at war. Marie, a young woman, had been sent by her parents many years previous to England from Germany to get an educati...

  • Sue Seligman

    This historical novel set during World War II in London is my second book of 2020, and all I can say is Wow! Luckily I started reading this on the weekend, and I finished it in two days! This is the t...

  • Sydney Long

    Wow! I’m speechless as to how amazing this book is!Upon the death of her grandmother, Marie...Samantha is given not only the task of presenting her eulogy but returning a precious keepsake to one of...