Her Secret War by Pam Lecky

Her Secret War by Pam Lecky. 4.5 stars. 384 pages. Published 2021.

A moment that ruins her life

On 31st May 1941, Germany drops bombs on neutral Dublin and Sarah Gillespie loses her family and home that fateful night. Days later, the man she loves leaves Ireland to enlist in the RAF.

A decision that changes her life

With nothing to keep her in Ireland and a burning desire to help the war effort, Sarah seeks refuge with relatives in Hampshire, England. But before long, Sarah’s family history catches up with her.

A mission that could cost her life

Sarah is asked to prove her loyalty to Britain through uncovering a spy at Vickers Supermarine, the manufacturers of the legendary Spitfire fighter plane. But to progress with her mission, she must become involved with a fifth columnist. And so the most dangerous game she’s ever played ensues…

from Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this WWII historical fiction novel. This is not an era I’m drawn to, but this one hit the spot with it’s sympathetic and smart protagonist, warm characters, fast moving plot, and the addictive writing that keep me wanting to read more every time I had to put it down. There was even a twist that made me think we may see more of Sarah in the future.

Sarah hadn’t had an easy life. Her mother died when she was young, leaving Sarah to raise her little sister in a house with an abusive father. When Dublin is bombed the day after she breaks up with her boyfriend, she is left severely injured and alone. Thankfully she has family in England that takes her in and secures her a job. Just as she settles in, she is forced to prove her loyalty to her new country.

If you like historical fiction with a bit of excitement then this is the book for you!

I received an advanced reader copy of this book in return for my honest review. Thanks TLC Book Tours!