Sunday, October 24, 2021



London, 1937, 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.


Rating: 5 out of 5.



Author:  Suzanne Kelman
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 21, 2021 
Pages: 447 
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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…


Suzanne Kelman is an Amazon international bestselling author in America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia and her books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into six languages. Her WW2 historical fiction books “A View Across the Rooftops”, “When We Were Brave, and Under a Sky on Fire” are published by Bookouture – an imprint for Hachette U.K.

She is also the author of the bestselling book, “The Rejected Writers’ Book Club”, published by Lake Union, which is the first book in the Southlea Bay series. Other books in the series include, “Rejected Writers Take the Stage” and “The Rejected Writers’ Christmas Wedding”.

Kelman is an award-winning writer/screenwriter whose accolades include the Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award from the L.A. International Film Festival, the Gold Award from the California Film Awards, and the Van Gogh Award from the Amsterdam Film Festival.

In 2015 her script, Held, was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures and was shortlisted to the top ten in the Academy Of Motion Pictures Nichols Fellowship competition.

As well as a screenwriter and a published author, Suzanne is also a playwright, and her award-winning comedy play, “Over My Dead Body”, had its World Premiere at Outcast Theatre in Washington, Fall 2019.

Born in the United Kingdom, Suzanne now resides in Washington State.

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