Into The Unknown

Into The Unknown

by Lorna Peel

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Overview

Can love survive war?

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 Kate and Charlie's love survive separation, parental disapproval and loss?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781670076434
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication date: 11/30/2019
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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Into the Unknown 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
Review: While you might not be able to tell from the other books I read on CUDDLES PLEASE., I love history. History of all kinds really but thanks to my Daddy, I have a special place in my heart for World War II history. When I had the opportunity to read INTO THE UNKNOWN, I jumped right on it. ;) The story begins in 1939 in England just prior to WWII and continues through until the end. The story is focused on Kate, a young Irish woman meeting and falling for the guy across the street Charlie, who became an RAF pilot. They have a bit of an age difference (19 to 27), he has a reputation as a bit of a womanizer and her family is very unhappy with her interest in him. But since when does love listen to such things? The book is basically their love story. I so loved watching not only their characters but also their love unfold. Kate was very likable and easy for me to see why Charlie loved her. Her warmth and cheeriness were very endearing. Charlie took a bit longer. He was, as I might say, a bit more typically British, a bit more starchy but he got there in the end. Ms. Peel did a lovely job portraying the challenges that living during the war must have held. It really had to have been awful. I held my breath right up until the end to see if there would be a HEA. Every time Charlie had to go on one of his sorties, just like Kate, I worried over would he be shot down? Would he make it? Would he return home safely? You will have to worry too...until you read the book. Evil, aren't I? *grin* All in all, I really enjoyed the book, the story, Ms. Peel's writing, the history, oh and don't think that there is no romance or hanky panky... because there is! Due to some situational violence and sexual scenes, I recommend this book for those at least 16 and older. True lovers of historical romance will be in their element and begging for more. Rating: 5 Stars Heat: 2/5 Flirty I received this book in exchange for my honest and forthright review. No other compensation was received.
ReadersFavorite 4 months ago
Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite Into the Unknown by author Lorna Peel takes us back to September 1939 in London just as war is about to be declared. A young girl, Kate Sheridan, has just arrived from Ireland to seek her future in the big world. The product of an English mother and a staunchly British hating Irishman, Kate is determined to discover herself as she moves in with her aunt, uncle, grandmother and cousin in London. Just across the road from them lives Charlie Butler, a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, who is immediately smitten by this beautiful young woman from the Emerald Isle. As war envelops the nation, Kate and Charlie begin a tentative relationship. With Charlie on active duty flying Hurricanes, especially during the Battle of Britain, life and love will be extremely difficult for the young couple. Facing the daily threat of danger from both above the skies of London and raining down on them constantly, the pair must try to develop their love amidst the horrors of the bombing and death and destruction, not to mention Kate’s father’s vehement hatred of all things British. As a fan of historical romance, I was excited reading Into the Unknown and author Lorna Peel did not let me down at all. This is an intensely readable book and one that was impossible to put down. There was always an air of expectancy, of danger over the burgeoning relationship and, as a reader, I was constantly adjusting my expectations of what would happen next. Needless to say, this is the hallmark of an excellent writer, which Peel clearly is. The book is primarily about relationships and about trust, honesty, and fidelity and I felt the characters the author created were both believable and relatable. Despite Kate’s youth and lack of experience, she was clearly no shrinking violet and was always prepared to take the initiative when the situation called for it. It is extremely difficult to imagine the devastation and hopelessness people felt during those dark days of the early Second World War but one could feel it coming through these characters in spades and that allowed the reader to feel the pain and suffering that an entire nation was living through. I have not read anything from this author before but I am absolutely sure I will be looking for other works from her as she has a simple, relatable way of telling a tale. Into the Unknown is an excellent read and one I can highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this one, I really enjoyed it, it painted a very vivid picture of life for the British during ww2