Friday, May 10, 2024

Shining a bright Book Spotlight on A Rose In The Blitz by Ann Bennett #HistoricalFiction #NewRelease #DualTimeline #WWIIMystery @annbennett71 @cathiedunn

A Rose In The Blitz

Sisters of War, Book #1

by Ann Bennett

Escape into the dramatic world of London during the Blitz in this sweeping family saga of love, war and betrayal.

Northamptonshire: 1980: Wealthy landowner, Hadan Rose, is dying. His daughter, May, rushes to his country estate, Rose Park, with her daughter, Rachel, to nurse him through his final days.

In the afternoons, while Hadan sleeps, May tells Rachel about her wartime experiences.

In 1940, Three of the four Rose sisters leave Rose Park to serve the war effort. May, the youngest is left behind. But she soon runs away from home to join an ambulance crew in London. She experiences the horrors of the Blitz first-hand but what happens to her there has remained secret her whole life.

In 1980, at Rose Park, Rachel wanders through the old house, looking at old photographs and papers, uncovering explosive family secrets from ninety years before. Secrets that her grandfather wanted to take to his grave.

At the local pub, Rachel meets Daniel Walters, a local journalist and musician who takes an interest in her. But can she trust him, or does he have an ulterior motive for seeking her company?

As the secrets of the past gradually reveal themselves, both Rachel and May realise that their worlds are forever changed.

Fans of Lucinda Riley, Dinah Jeffries and Victoria Hislop will love this escapist wartime saga, Book 1 in the Sisters Of War series.

(Previously published as A Kiss from a Rose)

Praise for A Rose In The Blitz:

"Brilliant book... I couldn't put it down."
Amazon Reviewer

"I absolutely loved this book..."
Amazon Reviewer

"Fascinating dual time-line novel..."
Amazon Reviewer

"The tumultuous WWII period of Britain was deftly and poignantly rendered. The time lines were beautifully woven together and the tempo of the book was perfect."

Amazon Reviewer

"This is a fast-paced plot with unexpected twists, fascinating characters, and a fresh look at life in London during the Blitz. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more about the Rose sisters."

Goodreads Reviewer

This title is available to read on #KindleUnlimited.

Universal Buy Link

Ann Bennett

Ann Bennett is a British author of historical fiction. Her first book, Bamboo Heart: A Daughter's Quest, was inspired by researching her father's experience as a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma Railway and by her own travels in South-East Asia. Since then, that initial inspiration has led her to write more books about the second world war in SE Asia.

Bamboo Island: The Planter's WifeA Daughter's PromiseBamboo Road: The Homecoming, The Tea Planter's ClubThe Amulet and her latest release The Fortune Teller of Kathmandu are also about WWII in South East Asia. All seven make up the Echoes of Empire Collection.

Ann is also the author of The Lake PavilionThe Lake Palace, both set in British India during the 1930s and WWII, and The Lake Pagoda and The Lake Villa, both set in French Indochina. The Runaway Sisters, bestselling The Orphan HouseThe Child Without a Home and The Forgotten Children are set in Europe during the same era and are published by Bookouture.

Ann is married with three grown up sons and a granddaughter and lives in Surrey, UK. For more details please visit

Connect with Ann:

Website • Twitter • Facebook Author Page

Instagram • Amazon Author Page • Goodreads

No comments:

Post a Comment