In Times of Rain and War

In Times of Rain and War

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In September of 1940, during the Blitz in London, Audrey Stocking is blending in with other civilians who are trying to survive the nightly bombings, but she has a secret. She's not British; she's German. Her fake passport and nearly perfect English allow her to blend in as she works hard to help evacuate British children into the countryside. Audrey longs to reunite with her family in Germany, but her double life, the bombings, and the watchful British Military Intelligence have forced her to stay put. And then there are the paralyzing nightmares . . .

Lieutenant Wesley Bowers, an American soldier training with London's Bomb Disposal Company 5, meets Audrey when an air raid leaves an unexploded bomb on the floor of her flat. She is attractive, intelligent, and compassionate, and there's an immediate connection between them. As they get to know each other, Wesley realizes Audrey is the one bright spot amid the war's unending bleakness and constant threat of death. But will he still feel the same if he discovers the secrets she is hiding? Secrets even Audrey is unaware of?

In Times of Rain and War is a gripping and heartbreakingly beautiful story about the strength and resilience of the human heart and spirit, reminding us there is always hope in hard times.

Title:In Times of Rain and War
ISBN:9781629728544
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    In Times of Rain and War Reviews

  • Fran

    The Blitz, the Luftwaffe's strategic bombing campaign on London, commenced in September, 1940. A bomb wedged itself in the floor of Audrey Stocking's flat. Seventeen year old Audrey, choking for air, ...

  • Annette

    1940. London is under blitz. Lieutenant Wesley Bowers is an American who arrives in London to help with the bomb disposal. Audrey Stocking is a German Jew trying to survive the war in London and worki...

  • MicheleReader

    This emotional book starts in September, 1940. The Blitz has overtaken London with ongoing bombings creating death and destruction. For Audrey Stocking, she is not only trying to survive but trying to...

  • Lucinda

    This is a hard book to rate. Between 3 1/2 and 4. It's not the usual genre I read, but I liked the story and it kept me interested to the end. This is a fictional account based on historical facts, an...

  • Jenn

    First off I'd like to say that I think the cover and title of this book are beautiful. Really well done. It's hard for me to know how to review a book that has me feeling so conflicted. I'm generally ...

  • Rajiv

    [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] I admit, when I initially started reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought the story would be dark and depres...

  • Brenda

    This wonderfully compelling and poignant book immediately grabbed me in a deeply emotive way. I must have read at least 30 WWII novels in the past few months and this...this is a firm favourite. Why? ...

  • Tiffany

    I have enjoyed all Camron Wright's books, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint!Fall of 1940 and the Blitz has started in London. Audrey and her aunt are working with ...

  • Allison

    *3.5 Thank you Netgalley and Shadow Mountain for providing an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Partially based on a true story, In Times of Rain and War tells the story of a Germ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Secrets, letters, love, and war.Audrey Stocking had secrets...she wasn’t British but German and Jewish.She left her family for London just when the Blitz began. While in London a bomb landed in her ...