Release day: Letter from a Stranger
Today is the official release of Letter from a Stranger by Louise Roberts (ebook, Luminosity Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
At the outbreak of the Second World War, in Britain, women were encouraged to write letters to the men on the front line. For Jean White this would lead to a friendship with Bill Brooks, an anti-aircraft gunner with the Royal Artillery serving on the south coast of England at the height of the Blitz.
As German aircraft drop their deadly payloads over London and devastate most of southern England, the relationship between Jean and Bill blossoms. Through their correspondence, at first and then when they finally meet. It’s as though the world has stood still. A quiet weekend away from London strengthens their bond and romance blissfully flourishes.
As the war intensifies and Bill’s impending departure to foreign shores looms ever closer their future together seems insecure, until a few days before his departure when Bill proposes marriage. Will Jean accept the proposal or will doubt keep them apart?
Louise dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Although Letter from a Stranger is a work of fiction it is based on fact. During the outbreak of the Second World War, in Britain, women were encouraged to write letters to the men on the front line. For Irene Leonard [Jean White] this would lead to a friendship with Thomas Arthur William Turner [William ‘Bill’ Brooks], an anti-aircraft gunner with the Royal Artillery. When Tom was alive I spoke to him a fair bit about his war years but I never found out how he had met Irene. It was only years later after they had both passed away that on speaking to my spouse I discovered how my in-laws had met. It was a story crying out to be told.