Book Review: Letters From Alice by Petrina Banfield

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Book Review: Letters From Alice by Petrina Banfield


Disclosure: I got sent a free ARC copy of this book from the publisher.


Book Review: Letters From Alice by Petrina Banfield
Two women. One secret. Will they be able to keep it under wraps?
It is a stormy evening in 1920s London. When newly qualified almoner, Alice, stepped into the home of Charlotte, a terrified teenager who has just given birth out of wedlock, she did not expect to make a pact that would change her life forever. Thrown into secrecy after an unexpected turn, Alice is determined to keep bewildered Charlotte and her newborn baby safe. But when a threatening note appears, she realises that Charlotte may need more protection than she first thought. But from who?

Based on extensive research into the archive material held at the London Metropolitan Archives, and enriched with lively social history and excerpts from newspaper articles, LETTERS FROM ALICE is a gripping and deeply moving tale, which brings the colourful world of 1920s London to life. Full of grit, mystery and hope, it will have readers enthralled from the very first page.







20 comments:

  1. Great review! Sounds like my type of book,

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  2. Wow! One of the best books you've read this year! That's a huge endorsement. I will add it to my TBR list! Thanks!

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    1. It was so different from the other books I've read this year too. I thought it would be good but I didn't think it would wow me as much as it did. Highly recommend.

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  3. I like the sound of this one. Great review.

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  4. Great review! I just might have to check it out.

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    1. I highly recommend this book. The research that went into it really shows. The author did a great job.

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  5. Nice review - I like historical fiction. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It had been a while since I read any historical fiction. I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. Letters From Alice was so good.

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  6. Like the looks and sound of this one - wants it

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    1. It's a good story and the historical elements were done really well. I highly recommend it.

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  8. This sounds up my alley. Adding it to my TBR. (Also, love your tank top.)

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    1. Awesome. It was a really good read. Hope you enjoy it too.

      That vest top is one of my favourites :)

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  9. Great review, this book looks and sounds very intriguing and absolutely amazing I might need to check it out, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Letters from Alice really surprised me. I thought it would be interesting but I wasn't prepared to be wowed. It was such a good read. If you like books with history in them this is a good pick.

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