Every time Kate Quinn writes a book I get excited and cross my fingers that it’s as great as her previous books. I went crazy for The Alice Network, and The Huntress left me smitten. Then came The Rose Code. It’s a magnificent 656 pages set during World War II that tells the story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park. Friends, I read this one in three days and am convinced that if I didn’t have a job, I’d have read it in a single sitting. I can’t remember a book that punched me in gut, made me cry (twice), and had me gasping out loud like this one. I was utterly entranced and ensconced from the first page to the last. And, while there was certainly tragedy, there was also triumph and love and, of course, sisterhood. Happy publication day, Kate!
Reasons I like this book:
The three friends are all so unique and each brings something different to the story (and one is Canadian!! YAY!)
The addition of Prince Phillip of Greece (Yes, THAT Prince Phillip) was a great touch
Kate Quinn goes in depth with the coding aspect of the book and makes it incredibly interesting to learn about
The secondary characters are as fascinating as the mains and just as well developed
Rating: 5 exuberant stars
Book Quote: (no spoilers — I just wanted to share how utterly delectable words are when KQ puts them in a sentence) “So she had put away her black wool for wine-red silk that swished around her legs like sin incarnate and set out to net a second husband.”
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Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for a copy of this book. Views are my own.