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Blog Tour & Book Review: The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: The London Restoration
Author: Rachel McMillan
Release Date: August 18th, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

In post-World War II London, determined to save their marriage and the city they love, two people divided by World War II’s secrets rebuild their lives, their love, and their world.

London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville’s experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London’s churches intersect in MI6’s pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets Act keeps him at a distance.

Brent Somerville, professor of theology at King’s College, hopes aiding his wife with her church consultations will help him better understand why she disappeared when he needed her most. But he must find a way to reconcile his traumatic experiences as a stretcher bearer on the European front with her obvious lies about her wartime activities and whereabouts.

My Review:

The London Restoration is an intriguing historical fiction that’s mysterious, secretive, and romantic. It is set during and after the WWII era and the author did an amazing job with the history of the time period. The author showcased the ups and downs a relationship faces before and after war.

Diana and Brent were both affected by the war and handle it in their own ways. We see how Brent suffers from nightmares and Diana feels guilty for keeping secrets. Their love is the bond that keeps them together and gives them hope that they can make it. I really liked the flashback scenes as they added a backstory that was so perfect for Diana and Brent’s story and to help readers understand their decisions.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give The London Restoration 4 stars. Diana and Brent are a great and well developed pair. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a historical fiction that’s rich in history with well developed characters.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Connect with Rachel

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Rachel McMillan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 17th: Blooming with Books

Tuesday, August 18th: @my_read_feed

Wednesday, August 19th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, August 19th: @shawntaye1

Thursday, August 20th: Books Cooks Looks

Friday, August 21st: @randi_reads

Saturday, August 22nd: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Monday, August 24th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts

Tuesday, August 25th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, August 26th: @shobizreads

Thursday, August 27th: @lowkey.bookish

Friday, August 28th: The Lit Bitch and @thelit_bitch

Monday, August 31st: @babygotbooks13

Wednesday, September 2nd: @readsrandiread

Thursday, September 3rd: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook

Friday, September 4th: @books_with_bethany

Monday, September 7th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks

Wednesday, September 9th: @meetmeinthestacks

Wednesday, September 9th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Thursday, September 10th: Girl Who Reads

Friday, September 11th: @rendezvous_with_reading

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