Read Goodnight from London Online Free - From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.
In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.
Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall.
As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.
Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author’s own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.
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May 27, 2017
New York City: 1940. Ruby Sutton is an American journalist that has just received the "dream job", an opportunity to work as a journalist in London and carry the stories she finds there to the British and American public. While in London, Ruby meets a British officer named Bennett and t...
July 21, 2017
I adore historical fiction and because of my love for that genre, I can boldly say that Jennifer Robson is a star. Anyone who loves HF and hasn’t gotten to know this talented writer is truly missing out. There’s something about Jennifer’s books that capture the past in such a way that it unfolds...
June 21, 2017
Effortless and eloquent! Heartwarming story about love, life and survival in war-time London.
Full review to follow shortly.
March 11, 2017
Loved this book. Review to come.
May 02, 2017
Jennifer Robson's previous three books have focused on WWI and this is her first book about WWII. It's a wonderful book about London told from a woman's perspective. The main character, Ruby Sutton, is a strong woman who is trying to make a success of her life as a reporter despite the resistance...
June 02, 2017
I really enjoyed Jennifer Robson’s trilogy set around the Great War (Somewhere in France, After the War Is Over, and Moonlight Over Paris), so when I saw that her next book was set during World War II, I knew I had to read it — and I was not disappointed! Goodnight from London is the story of Ame...
April 02, 2017
My friend and fellow writer, Lia Davis Munro, has a term for strong and determined female characters in literature. She calls them "gutsy heroines." Ruby Sutton, from Goodnight From London, is absolutely one of these gutsy heroines.
Ruby is a young American journalist. As WWII breaks out in Europe...
September 11, 2017
I read this and enjoyed it. That said, it is utterly predictable, complete with a dark secret that's obvious from nearly the opening chapter, a dashing love interest that is also obvious,AND pretty pat, an Every WWII Novel Needs A Minor Character Getting Killed Sequence, plus another plot point t...
June 11, 2017
Very much enjoyed this story of an American journalist in war torn London during WW2. Shows what ordinary people went through. Plus a story of kindness and friendship and women taking a step up in journalism. Excellent narration from Saskia Maarleveld
May 26, 2017
In "Goodnight from London," Ruby is initially thrilled when she lands a job that will take her to London reporting on the war in 1940. In the United States, the war still feels very far away and remote. Ruby is anxious to be where the action is and she knows that this will be a fantastic job to c...