Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Book Spotlight: Kitty's Story




The new book, Kitty's Story, the third novel in The Voyagers Series by Fenella Forster, takes readers on a fascinating journey during the World War II era. This is the story of Kitty, a seventeen year old who is determined to do her part to help the war effort. At the beginning of the story we are brought along with Kitty as she arrives in London, intent upon making her dreams come true. She dreams of singing to the soldiers like her heroine Vera Lynn. However, she is not quite as prepared as she thinks she is to take on the world on her own. Early on she comes face-to-face with the harsh realities of war through her time in London as the city is attacked continually with bombs.



Author: Fenella Forster

As Kitty finds her feet in London, she finds out about ENSA (the Entertainments National Service Association), a troupe which travels abroad to entertain the servicemen. She finagles her way into the troupe and soon after is sent off to an army camp in Cairo.

Even though Kitty is getting the chance to live out her dream, she gets the jitters and is stopped by her fear. However, she finds great support in Ruggero Andreotti, a handsome Italian prisoner of war. This is problematic because during the World War II era, the Italians were on the opposing side, therefore Kitty and Ruggero's connection was not a welcome one. Soon, Kitty is selected to undertake a mission, which sets her experience during the war on a whole other trajectory.

I thoroughly enjoyed Kitty's Story. The author is a fantastic storyteller and I found myself totally enthralled from the very beginning. The attention to detail is spot on, therefore, that I was able to easily visualize the story as I read. As a reader I also thought that the romance between Kitty and Ruggero made for a wonderful respite from the horrors of war that surrounded them. The balance was just right. Now I'm intrigued to go back to read the other  two books in The Voyagers Series, Annie's Story (2015) and Juliet's Story (2016).

Kitty's Story is a great autumn read. The story is a perfect one for curling up with on a cool autumn evening and allowing the story to transport you to another time and place. This is an excellent read!

To get your copy visit: www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk

Kitty's Story is available through: the publisher, internet booksellers & bookshops


About the author: 

Fenella Forster is one of the pen-names used by author, Denise Barnes, for her fiction writing. Denise is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books. Denise Barnes has travelled the world, unpacking her suitcase in a score of countries and working at more jobs than she cares to remember. Mentionable events include selling lipstick in a Denver department store to top model, Jean Shrimpton; typing on a French keyboard for the UN Narcotics Director in Geneva; chauffeuring a lonely Swiss multi-millionaire lawyer in Zurich; being the first fashion model in Atlanta to dance to pop music; working as a PA to a film producer and delivering a film script to Richard Harris in Rome; and cooking in a vegetarian sanatorium in Bavaria, which gave rise to her first hilarious memoir, From Bad to Wurst.


*Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are mine.

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