Whispers of Love
Set in Liverpool, this novel follows the fortunes of Christabel Montgomery. The year is 1914 and not only does she receive the devastating news that her fiancé is dead, killed in the war, but she also discovers she is pregnant with his child. Afraid to tell her parents, she leaves home to become a nurse and has the child in secret, then handing it over for adoption – a decision that never fails to haunt her. The story moves from Switzerland to Argentina to Hollywood, and there are plenty of plot twists on the way. The settings and historical aspect do not really impinge on the story much as the driving force is the plot, and this is certainly entertaining enough to keep the reader turning the pages interested to find out what happens next. It is a human saga that fans of Catherine Cookson and Nora Roberts would very probably enjoy. A light read which would be perfect for a train journey or a day on the beach, this has enough variety and surprises to pass the time quite contentedly. This is the 21st novel from this author, and she knows how to tell a tale. You will not be marveling over the precise luminous prose but for a light read, it does the job of keeping the reader’s attention.