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Release day: Letter from a Stranger

5 June 2015

Today is the official release of Letter from a Stranger by Louise Roberts (ebook, Luminosity Publishing). Here’s the blurb:

Letter from a StrangerAt 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.

You can find out more about this book at Louisa’s website and buy it at Luminosity Publishing. 

2 Comments
  1. Lesley permalink
    6 June 2015 1:31 am

    have enjoyed reading your other books and can’t wait to read this one too. Well done and am sure this will be successful too.

  2. 5 June 2015 4:01 pm

    Louise this sounds like a fabulous story, all the more intriguing and compelling because it is based on real life. Congratulations on the release. I hope it does well for you.All the best

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