London, 1939, Judy Morgan recently graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Physics. Judy meets Hedy Lamarr a Jewish woman who fled Austria, to escape from the grips of the looming war, and is trying to get to America. They meet in London, just before World War II begins. They quickly become friends and they both want to use their talents to change the world and make it a better place. Their paths cross over and over again in America, London and Pearl Harbor. The bonds of friendship that they develop is sure to see them through the tragedy of war. This true story was such a tear jerker. I found myself crying with them and being inspired by their hope. This heartwarming story is sure to be a favorite for historical fiction lovers. This is an amazing and fantastic read. The vivid details portrayed by the author pulls you so deep into the story that you feel like you are walking next to the characters.
Thank you Suzanne Kelman for such a phenomenal unputdownable story. I truly enjoyed every bit of this book. A definite favorite of mine and an absolute must read. I thoroughly loved it! I highly recommend this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
WHEN THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS
Author: Suzanne Kelman
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: October 21, 2021
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1937, Europe and America. Based on a true story, this powerful novel about wartime courage and extraordinary friendship, tells how two women changed the fate of the Second World War and the course of history.
When an impossibly shy young woman named Judy Morgan finishes her studies in Physics at Cambridge University, it is with dreams of changing the world for the better.
Meanwhile, a beautiful, young Jewish woman decides to flee her beloved Austria, changing her name to Hedy Lamarr, and risking everything to get to America, as far away from the Nazi threat as possible.
A powerful friendship is formed when the two women meet in pre-war London—with Judy’s passion for science a perfect match for Hedy’s brilliant talent for invention. So when the world is gripped by a war that nobody could have imagined in their worst nightmares, both Hedy and Judy know they must act now.
As their lives repeatedly collide, in Cambridge, California, Pearl Harbor and beyond—throwing both their lives into danger and tragedy—Judy and Hedy both find themselves seeking ways to end the war.
But neither of them will know that one of them is on a path of tragedy. A path that could change the outcome of the war, but also threaten their friendship forever…