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The Girl from Bletchley Park

Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Will love lead her to a devastating choice?

1942. Three years into the war, Pam turns down her hard-won place at Oxford University to become a codebreaker at Bletchley Park. There, she meets two young men, both keen to impress her, and Pam finds herself falling hard for one of them. But as the country’s future becomes more uncertain by the day, a tragic turn of events casts doubt on her choice – and Pam’s loyalty is pushed to its limits…
 
Present day. Julia is struggling to juggle her career, two children and a husband increasingly jealous of her success. Her brother presents her with the perfect distraction: forgotten photos of their grandmother as a young woman at Bletchley Park. Why did her grandmother never speak of her time there? The search for answers leads Julia to an incredible tale of betrayal and bravery – one that inspires some huge decisions of her own…

Gripping historical fiction perfect for fans of The Girl from BerlinThe Rose Code and When We Were Brave.

Kindle Edition

326 pages

First published 3rd November 2021

(HQ Digital)

First Impression

The Girl from Bletchley Park is set in the 3rd person. The viewpoints of Julia and Pamela Jackson are given.

The reader is introduced to the action by Julia, in 2019 as she hauls herself from her bed after checking her sleep app. Julia has a list of jobs she wants to have done before the working day begins and starts with a shower…

I am looking forward to reading The Girl from Bletchley Park and can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Rating: 3 out of 4.

The Girl from Bletchley Park is a detailed well thought out story that takes the reader on a journey of action and adventure from the first page…

I like how McGurl has created an engaging plot with great amount of research and interesting information about codebreakers…

The character development of The Girl from Bletchley Park is good. The characters are relatable and realistic. Julia juggles life at home and been self employed. Pamela is highly intelligent and ends up been apart of the secret effort to help the war. Marc’s negative attitude brought up major red flags.

I would recommend reading The Girl from Bletchley Park to lovers of Women’s Fiction and Historical Fiction, as it is a compelling and emotional character driven story that has secrets, friendship and betrayal!

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