The Resource The light over London, Julia Kelly

The light over London, Julia Kelly

Label
The light over London
Title
The light over London
Statement of responsibility
Julia Kelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale , this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-read for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted. It's always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier's life, but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages. In 1941, nineteen-year-old Louise Keene's life had been decided for her?she'll wait at home in her Cornish village until her wealthy suitor returns from war to ask for her hand. But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. And changes again when Paul's unit is deployed without warning. Desperate for a larger life, Louise joins the women's branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations, and quick in their identification of enemy planes during air raids. The only thing that gets Louise through those dark, bullet-filled nights is knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unanswered, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side. Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience, Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel through forgotten antique treasures, remembered triumphs, and fierce family ties
Summary
Unable to confront the challenges in her own life, Cara Hargraves immerses herself in work for her antiques-dealer boss, uncovering relics from the life of World War II British "Gunner Girl" Louise Keene and her complicated relationship with a man named Paul
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748831
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Julia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.E449245
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antique dealers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
The light over London, Julia Kelly
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3890214
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1080677779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501172922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
9D383B5C-CD71-48BE-94D8-1CB516E74F87
Label
The light over London, Julia Kelly
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3890214
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1080677779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501172922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
9D383B5C-CD71-48BE-94D8-1CB516E74F87

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