With September only a few days away I thought I had better hurry up with my blog of the most notable books of 2022 so far! It has been a fantastic year of reading with so many outstanding new releases and here are nine particularly notable ones that I can highly recommend. I don’t know…
When We Meet Again – US debut July 2021
“Books about the power of stories to bring people together and nourish their spirits are my favourite kind. So it was with much joy that I read WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, a wonderful tribute to all things bookish. But it is also a compelling exploration of a heartbreaking and little known aspect of wartime life. The research, compassion and sensitivity poured into the novel are admirable and make for a deeply affecting read…”
Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of THE PARIS SECRET
WHEN WE MEET AGAIN will be published in the US on 20th July by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Putnam is one of the oldest and most prestigious imprints in the publishing industry so its a real privilege, and a perfect fit for a novel about the important role books played in the lives of civilians and servicemen and servicewomen during the Second World War.
The novel is published as FINDING EADIE in Australia and New Zealand and in the lead up to the US publication in July I’ll be sharing some of the fascinating background and research that helped in writing the novel. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the generous testimonials the novel has received by some fabulous and talented women writers whose books I’ve loved!
“WHEN WE MEET AGAIN is a poignant and absorbing novel about a young woman editor personally devastated by the historically true practice of “baby farming” during World War II-era London. Caroline Beecham’s emotional and beautifully written story is a testament to the enduring power of a mother’s love and to the power of books and stories themselves, in even our darkest time.:”
Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of IN ANOTHER TIME and HALF LIFE
“A compelling story of a determined young woman and her quest for justice set against the fascinating world of publishing–and even a zoo–during World War II.”
Rhys Bowen, best selling author of THE TUSCAN CHILD
“By turns heart-pounding and heart-tugging, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN is a dramatic story of baby farming in WWII-era London. Following a mother searching for her stolen daughter, Caroline Beecham’s writing, rich with historical detail and filled to the brim with emotion, will pull readers in from the very first page.”
Molly Greeley, author of THE CLERGYMAN’S WIFE and THE HEIRESS
“A beautifully rendered tale of a mother’s love and the importance of stories.”
Belinda Alexandra, best-selling author of THE MYSTERY WOMAN
That’s all for now but stay safe and happy reading! Caroline x