"Romance in the midst of war!"
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted March 3, 2018
Women's Fiction Historical | Historical
THE WAY TO LONDON is a WWII fiction set in England and
provides a fresh or somewhat lighter read than many WWII
novels I have read. Rickloff has written a book that is easy
to fall in love with. The characters are refreshing and real
making them easy to relate to or even love. I found Lucy to
be charming with a little sass which makes for a daring
character that is not afraid to face her fears. She is
deeply emotional which she tries hard to hide. Bill is rough
around the edges and in need of structure. He has a good
heart which readers will fall in love with. There are many
characters that take a little time to reveal their true
nature or personality but meshes with the story and works
The romance in THE WAY TO LONDON is unlike any other and
develops beautifully. There is a playfulness in the
chemistry between the two. I like the give and take they
share in order to make things work for them. I did find this
to be a fast read but one that you can easily get lost in.
This book is more of the romantic side of war and not the
bloody battle scenes. There is a lot of depth and history
between the characters that makes for an overall amazing
read that will not be forgotten easily. I recommend THE WAY
TO LONDON for anyone who loves a great historical romance
novel that is more focused on romance than war.
From the author of Secrets of Nanreath Hall comes
this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel
set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young
woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England.
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, impetuous and overindulged, Lucy
Stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, is living a life of
pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will
change her life forever.
Exiled to England to stay with an aunt she barely remembers,
Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people
to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island,
and that her parents would disappear in the devastating
aftermath. Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope
with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England.
Then she meets Bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to
escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees
to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways
take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country,
but her world becomes even more complicated when she is
reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.
Now Lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she
has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for.
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