light over london

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Our infatuation with WWII novels continues with a unique angle, in Julia Kelly’s THE LIGHT OVER LONDON (Gallery).

Told from the present-day perspective of a British antiques dealer who specializes in helping families sell the contents of estates, author Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London through forgotten treasures.

For Cara Hargraves, burying herself in the past is easier than confronting the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is the perfect salvation. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship; among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform—the same one Cara’s grandmother wore during the war. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara embarks on a journey to untangle the affair, and just maybe uncover her grandmother’s deeply guarded secrets, too.

In 1941, nineteen-year-old Louise Keene’s life had been decided for her—she’ll wait at home in her Cornish village until the wealthy son of her mother’s best friend returns from war to ask for her hand. But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. But their whirlwind romance is cut short when Paul’s unit is deployed.

Desperate for a larger life, Louise defies her parents and joins the women’s branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit. As bombs fall on London, she relishes in her growing friendships with the gunner girls and knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to Paul are returned unanswered, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side.

A new group of WWII heroes – the Gunner Girls! A celebration of discovering one’s true self.



Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of women’s fiction and historical romance books about the extraordinary stories of the past. She also writes fast-paced contemporary sports romance as Julia Blake. In addition to writing, she’s been an Emmy-nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and (for one summer) a tea waitress. Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London. Readers can sign up for her newsletter so they never miss a new release.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about London or if you haven’t been, what you think it’d be like. We’ll announce winner soon. Good luck.

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40 thoughts on “THE LIGHT OVER LONDON by Julia Kelly & GIVEAWAY

  1. Sounds like a great book. I went to London for a day years ago while on a short term work assignment to England. it was so full of history, wish I could have spent more time.

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  2. London is my favorite city and I’ve been fortunate to have been twice in the last 5 years! Can’t wait to go back! Love to read books set in London!

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  3. I had the opportunity to visit London over Thanksgiving. It was a short 4-day trip but we were able to see a lot of the sights. I have read so many books about London recently and watched a lot of BBC America, so it was exciting to see the historical locations I had heard so much about. I would love to visit again and expand the trip into other areas of the UK besides London.


  4. Going to London is on my bucket list. I can’t imagine what it’ll be but I think of Paris only with Big Ben, the London bridge, and everyone speaks English. 🤷‍♀️ Thanks for the chance.

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  5. I have never been to London but have read several books that were placed in London. This one sounds so good, Thank you for the chance!


  6. I have never been but would love to visit someday. I love to browse the city and look at all the historical sites


  7. I was in London, but the time went too fast, and there’s so much more to see and do! Would like to go back.


  8. It’s on my bucket list, my mother’s family comes from that area and I hope to get further back in family history there. I also have many special online pals around there so another reason to get there. I know it’s different but I’ve bern to Ireland and Amsterdam so I have a clue what to expect.

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  9. I’ve never been to London
    I picture it as dark, dreary, rainy and old. LOL Sorry
    That’s just what I always picture when I read about London so I’ll stick to reading about it. I do enjoy reading 📚 about it though.
    Thanks for the chance 😍💜😘💗


  10. I have not been to London, but I do read a lot of historical fiction set in England. I enjoy the old London and Oxford stories and background.


  11. I was lucky enough to work for a company based out of London, so I have been there. It was a dream. I would absolutely LOVE to live there. People just seemed so genuine and real there. I loved walking the streets, visiting the sites, and working from the office there for a week, it was dreamy how it felt to “live” there for a short time. 🙂


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