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  • Excellent

    The Secret Diary explores the lives of four gunner girls during WWII and the difficulties they faced after the war as a male centric society expected women, whose intelligence and strength were vital to the war effort, to meekly return to subservience afterwards. The diary has been hidden for seventy some years and sends the writer’s family on a quest for answers and information…especially once they realize some pages are missing. This is a well written, well researched story and this reader recommends the author’s notes at the end not be missed. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. Most highly recommend.

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  • A story about friendship and life

    The secret diary follows Lorna and her two children as they move to her moms house after her husbands death. There she realizes that the house was owned by an gunner-woman and Lorna ends up finding the woman’s diary. Throughout the summer she discovers everything about Nancy and gets her life back. I sadly did not like this book very much. The sad thing is I don’t know what was missing. I loved how women during the war was presented and loved the friendship. I fell in love with the relationship between Nancy and Joe.

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  • A light and enjoyable read

    The Secret Diary is a dual timeline story set in present times England and just after the World War II in the year of 1945 and 1946. Lorna who is grieving her husband finds a diary when she visits her mom. The diary belongs to Nancy. Lorna in the search of Nancy's story starts her healing process and finds new happiness. I can't write much without revealing spoilers. The Secret Diary is a very light and enjoyable read. Its a story of courage, love, family and women friendships. The story is very interesting and cannot be put down. The secret can be guessed at midway but the novel keeps interest till the end. A wonderful novel.

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  • Wonderful

    The Secret Diary by Anna Stuart is a historical fiction with dual timelines from 1945 at the end of World War II to the present day. Lorna has just lost her husband. Everywhere she goes is a constant reminder of him. She finally decides to visit her mother in hopes of finding some kind of peace as she and her children struggle to find their new normal. As she walks in her room for the first time she feels that she is transported back in time. The room remains the same as it was when her stepfather’s mother entered it in 1945. It is in this room that she finds a diary that has been hidden since 1945. The story of Nancy and her Gunner Girls and the secret that they have kept is just what Lorna needs to begin her healing process. I usually do not like dual timelines. I always feel torn as the time period changes. Anna Stuart did an amazing job of switching between the time periods. It was a wonderful story that I hated to see end. The characters were well developed and both timelines were important. I love it and it has made me an Anna Stuart fan. Thank you Bookouture, Anna Stuart, and NetGalley for an advance copy of “The Secret Diary” in return for an honest review.

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  • Gunner girls

    Yet another WW2 book, this one depicting the gunner girls. A duel timeline book, set in 1945-6 and modern day, it tells the story of Lorna, a mother of 2 young boys trying to recover in her mother's home from a terrible tragedy when she discoverers the diary for gunner girl, Nancy. Nancy, along with her friends Peggy, Dot and Connie have a secret that slowly gets uncovered.

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