Friday, April 23, 2021



This amazing story is a wonderful must read.  I love time slip novels especially ones that revolve around World War II, and this one written by Siobhan Curham swept me away.

The stunning cover was the first thing that captured my attention to this book.  But once I started the story I couldn’t put it down. It is definitely a book you can’t help but to devour it in one sitting.  I absolutely loved the story of Ruby and her connection to Joseph.  She would do anything to defend him, his character and his namesake.  Joseph is seen by people as someone to be suspicious of, but Ruby works with Joseph and sees his bravery and compassion to help  others.  As the story continues it transports you from 1940 WWII to 2019 in London.  Eli purchases a house and finds a mystery beneath a loose floorboard in the attic.  Eli discovers the past of a woman that lived in the house in the 1940’s who’s name was Ruby.  Eli realizes the secrets from the war lingering in her house and why her decision on what to do next is one of the biggest decisions she will ever make.

The twists and turns of this novel will have you up all night flying through the pages.  I was so enthralled, that it has surely become one of my favorites.  This needs to be a must read at the top of your to be read list. Thank you Siobhan Curham for this phenomenal story, I absolutely loved it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Siobhan Curham

Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: April 20, 2021 
Pages: 362 
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1940, London: An unforgettable novel about the strength of the human spirit in the face of war and the remarkable women who put themselves in danger on the front lines during the Battle of Britain.

As a volunteer for the ambulance service, Ruby has the dangerous task of driving along pitch-dark roads during the blackout. With each survivor she pulls from the rubble, she is helping to fight back against the enemy bombers, who leave nothing but destruction in their wake. 

She’s assigned to work with Joseph, who will stop at nothing to save innocent victims of war. Because he is not in uniform, people treat him with suspicion. But as Ruby watches him save a young child from a building that may collapse at any moment, she becomes determined to protect this brave, compassionate man. Even if it means making an unthinkable choice between saving her own life and risking everything for his…

2019: Recently divorced Edi feels lost and alone when she moves to London to start a new life. Until she makes a discovery, hidden beneath a loose floorboard in her attic, that that reveals the story of the woman who lived there in the 1940s. She gradually pieces together a life full of danger, love and betrayal and becomes inspired by Ruby’s heroism. But as Edi uncovers more about Ruby, she realises that the house holds the key to a devastating wartime secret and that the truth can be a dangerous thing… 

A sweeping tale of bravery, self-sacrifice, and the legacy that can be left behind by a single act of courage.


Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author, ghost writer, editor and writing coach. She has also written for many newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Guardian, Breathe magazine, Cosmopolitan, Writers’ Forum,, and Spirit & Destiny. Siobhan has been a guest on various radio and TV shows, including Woman’s Hour, BBC News, GMTV and BBC Breakfast. And she has spoken at businesses, schools, universities and literary festivals around the world, including the BBC, Hay Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Bath Festival, Ilkley Festival, London Book Fair and Sharjah Reading Festival.

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