Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Into the Unknown by Lorna Peel

Publisher & Release Date: Tirgearr Publishing, May 5, 2015

Time and setting: 1939-1945, London, England

Genre: Historical WWII Romance/ Historical Fiction

Length: 290 pages

Heat Level: 1 Scorching Hot Flame

Rating: 3.5 Gold Crowns

Book Description:

London on 3 September 1939 is in upheaval. War is inevitable. Into this turmoil steps Kate Sheridan, newly arrived from Ireland to live with her aunt and uncle, and look for work. When she meets Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butler sparks fly, but he is a notorious womaniser. Should she ignore all the warnings and get involved with a ladies man whose life will be in daily danger? 

Charlie Butler has no intention of getting involved with a woman. But when he meets Kate his resolve is shattered. Should he allow his heart to rule his head and fall for a nineteen-year-old Irish girl while there is a war to fight? 

Private conflicts and personal doubts are soon overshadowed. Will the horrors of total war bring Kate and Charlie together or tear them apart?

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Vikki’s Musings

When I agreed to participate in this tour for Into the Unknown, I was very excited to read and review this book. I have read several WWII romances over the last year and enjoyed them a great deal. Into the Unknown gave a great deal of insight into what it must have been like to live during this terrible war.

Since the book description gives just the right amount of information, I will forego doing any type of synopsis. Ms. Peel has interwoven the history of this time with a masterful touch into an interesting and unique love story. I was pulled into the story right away. I loved the growing relationship between Kate and Charlie until I reached the 70% point of the book. After that I became disenchanted. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that Kate’s reaction to the event that happens at that point of the story was out of character for her and changed the flow of the story for me.

As a story of the times, this is a fantastic look at how it must have been for couples during WWII. Kate and Charlie rarely got to see each other, going months and more in between visits. I could grasp how difficult it must have been to keep a relationship going, and how easily a couple could grow apart. Kate and Charlie suffered tremendous loss. While Kate soldiered on, Charlie did not deal with his loss nearly as well, which weakened their connection.

I thoroughly enjoyed the historical elements of Into the Unknown and for that alone, I am glad I read this book. It’s unfortunate that for me the love story fell apart. However, the book does have a satisfying ending. If you want to read a great account of WWII and the impact it had on relationships, then I recommend reading Into the Unknown. Happy reading!     

Author Bio:

Lorna Peel is an author of contemporary and historical romantic fiction.
Her first novel, Only You, a contemporary romance, was published in 2014. Into The Unknown, an historical romance set during WWII, was published on 5 May 2015.
Lorna was born in England and lived in North Wales until her family moved to Ireland to become farmers, which is a book in itself! She lives in rural Ireland, where she write, researches her family history, and grows fruit and vegetables. She also keeps chickens (and a Guinea Hen who now thinks she’s a chicken!).

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  1. I appreciated the opportunity to read this interesting book.

    1. Many thanks for reading and reviewing Into The Unknown, Vikki.