I’m such a sucker for London Blitz novels right now so when I saw the cover for A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean, I knew I had to devour it.
And devour it, I most definitely did.
Readers are transported back and forth between 2011 U.S. and WWII era London, switching back and forth between the POV’s of a heartbroken woman and that of her grandmother’s wartime life. Wonderfully written with a gripping story, I loved, loved, loved this book.
Exploring themes of identity and fortitude, A Fire Sparkling checks a lot of boxes of many historical fiction fans: multiple POV’s, interesting female characters, exciting spy stuff, and a weep-worthy ending. (Yes, I cried.)
(After reading it, I realized MacLean is from Nova Scotia, the same Canadian province that I’m originally from. Just an interesting aside.)
Excellent book, highly recommend!
RATING: 5/5 stars