Now Is the Hour
This is a mixture of life on the home front and the front itself. It concerns the lives and wartime experiences of four friends, known as the Fairbourne Follies. While her friends enlist, Rose joins a group entertaining the troops in France. Soon all of them find themselves in terrible danger. As they are struck by the brutality of war they realise who is most important to them and despite some terrible circumstances, they determine to find each other again. This is a book of spies, dangers, forbidden love, disappointments and friendships.
Be warned. This is not a ‘stand-alone’ book. It is the beginning of a saga and for the story to be rounded off you will have to stay tuned because it does leave you up in the air a bit. That said, it is an enjoyable story, the characters are likeable, and you care enough about them to want to know what happens to them. This is my first ‘World War 2’ story and it won’t be my last. It deals with an otherwise well-documented period in a fresh sort of way because we see the war from a different perspective.