Do you like WWII novels, English settings, great characters, romance and lots of mystery? Then The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn will not disappoint! The main characters are three women who work at the Bletchley Park estate trying to break German military codes. Beautiful Osla, serious Mab and shy Beth are as close as sisters, but what happened to shatter that friendship? And why is Beth in an insane asylum?
The Rose Code moves back and forth from the war years/1940 to post-war/1947. The novel tells the fascinating story of these three very different women who were codebreakers for Britain during WWII. I loved them all and could picture them so vividly in my mind! There are several other important characters, including Prince Philip of Greece. They helped move the story along and made it so interesting. I could not put the book down – needing to find out what betrayal caused the end of the friendships and sent Beth to the asylum. This is definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year!!
The novel is 624 pages, but is fast paced and very engaging. It was such a wonderful story that the pages just flew by! I hope you’ll check it out!