Goodnight From London

Goodnight From London

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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 arent his to share.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062670625
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Fiction Rob
Characteristics: 471 pages ; 24 cm
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Feb 01, 2019

This story breezes along bringing you into the blitz of WW2 in London. The historical info is great, the struggles of a reporter who was brought up in an orphanage and lost what little she had in a bombing, a little romance, how people struggled through the blitz on a day to day basis is all wrapped in a heartfelt manner. I love this author.

Sep 17, 2018

Loved this book!

Jan 24, 2018

A very enjoyable read. Gently told history with a bit of romance.

Dec 30, 2017

This was a wonderful story of a woman trying to make a name for herself as a journalist during WWII.

Oct 13, 2017

An excellent read for anyone that is a fan of WWII historical fiction.

Jun 19, 2017

Wonderful story, I loved it!

Jun 15, 2017

Excellent read. Could not put it down and was moved by the tenacity of the British people during the Blitz. Strong main character. Very much like the writer of this novel.

Jun 12, 2017

Pretty romantic story set in London during the Blitz and after. Highly predictable, simple characters, sentimental story. Had a hard time finishing as I kept falling asleep.

Jun 12, 2017

I truly loved this 4th book of Jennifer Robson. She truly is a celebrated and accomplished writer who is well versed in her research on period pieces. I love how once again she brought in real life characters - in this case Eleanor Roosevelt to give us a personal 'human' glimpse of the First Lady during War Time! Also relished when she brought in Sam Howard towards the end of the novel as well as reference Dr. Robert Fraser in another Chapter! I truly got lost (once again) in her book and loved the ending.

Can't wait for her next book...what era will she choose is a complete guess to me ...perhaps she will focus on the children of her last book or previously novels.


CatherineG_1 May 21, 2017

Robson wrote a book loosely based on her own grandmother, a female reporter during the Second World War. Ruby, the main character endured many hardships as an American reporter living through the war in London. Robson lets the reader know the main character realized that she was very fortunate and her life was not that of a typical bombed out Londoner. The research was excellent and made the story very interesting.
A quick page turner!

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