The Whispers of War
Often, war is the province of men. I’ve been pleased to see that in recent years, there has been a shift in historical fiction toward examining the role of women during war, from those who find a way to be involved in combat to those looking after the home front. The Whispers of War falls right in the middle in its presentation of three women at the very beginning of World War II.
Nora, Hazel, and Marie have been friends since they first met at school, and though they come from very different backgrounds, they are certain nothing can tear them apart. In ordinary times, this might be true, but Marie was born in Germany, which is now step by step becoming England’s enemy. As public opinion turns against those Germans living in England, Nora and Hazel must do all they can to shield Marie from the worst of their nation’s prejudice.
The Whispers of War is not a novel about combat. It is nevertheless a war novel, showing the effects of war on ordinary women and illustrating how even those uninvolved in battles can nevertheless take a stand. Julia Kelly has created a touching tale of female friendship, one that I was very glad to have a chance to read.
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