In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood companions must choose between friendship and 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.
The Whispers of War by Julia Kelly is a great historical novel. It’s featured during the Second World War. A time of danger, secrets, and heartbreak. As war goes by, a group of women stick together and keep each other safe. Their bonds are as strong as guerrilla glue. I enjoyed following these strong and independent women as their journeys unfolded. The war brought on changes and each of the, did their best to survive and to help others. I loved the ending of this tale. This was my first novel I have read by Julia Kelly and I recommend it to others.