The Skylark’s Secret (by Fiona Valpy) … heartwarming WWII historical fiction

I love historical fiction books based on WWII.  And the fact that this is a dual timeline book, it was automatically going to be a favorite read.  This was a different take on WWII because it was based in Scotland.  And while you were exposed to negative aspects of the war, you don’t endure the atrocities experienced in the concentration camps.

What a lovely story of redemption of a mother and daughter.  They each share their story and you travel through their lives and how they experience growth, maturity, and self-discovery.  And what a wonderful sense of community and caring and support by those who lived in the village.  The folk songs, traditions, delicious food, secrets, and sacrifices shared made this such a delight to read.  I highly recommend you put this on your to-read list.

Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my advanced review copy.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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