Renee Conoulty: Into The Unknown by Lorna Peel


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Into The Unknown by Lorna Peel

London on 3 September 1939 is in upheaval. War is inevitable. Into this turmoil steps Kate Sheridan newly arrived from Ireland to live with her aunt and uncle and look for work. When she meets Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butler sparks fly, but he is a notorious womaniser. Should she ignore all the warnings and get involved with a ladies man whose life will be in daily danger?

Charlie Butler has no intention of getting involved with a woman. But when he meets Kate his resolve is shattered. Should he allow his heart to rule his head and fall for a nineteen-year-old Irish girl while there is a war to fight?

Private conflicts and personal doubts are soon overshadowed. Will the horrors of total war bring Kate and Charlie together or tear them apart?

Hey! Here's my review.

This historical romance is set in England during World War Two. I found myself drawn into the story of Kate and Charlie, following them through the ups and downs of their relationship and of the war. I enjoyed the snippets of history intertwined with the story, there was enough for you to understand the major events taking place without it feeling like a history lesson. I felt the era was described realistically without being too horrific.

Into the Unknown helped me understand what the attitude of the English toward the Irish was like during the war. That was something I'd never really thought about before. It also brought home how difficult it was to stay in touch with loved ones during the war and how you may only see your partner once a year. 

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. 


  • Where: Author Invitation
  • Format: ebook
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  1. Thank you for your lovely review, Renee!

  2. Sigh...thanks. Now another I have to wedge into my TBR pile...I mean YAY!