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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn – Inspiring WWII Historical Fiction Set In Britain

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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Book Information

Author: Kate Quinn
Genre: WWII Historical Fiction | Inspired By A True Story | Set In Britain
Pages: 646
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn Summary

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.

Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets.

Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband.

Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter–the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum.

A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger–and their true enemy–closer…

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A Sneak Peek Into TUL’s The Rose Code Advanced Copy Review

I don’t think Kate Quinn will ever let readers down as the reigning Queen of WW2 historical fiction.

Although the initial length of The Rose Code intimidated this book blogger, I ate up every powerful and suspenseful detail. The women are multi-dimensional, embracing their beauty while exemplifying a fierce and brilliant work ethic.

If you enjoy books about women’s friendship and their hidden roles during the war, you’ll devour The Rose Code.

More About The Author, Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is a bestselling historical fiction author. Born in California, she holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice from Boston University. She currently lives in San Diego. Read more about Kate Quinn.

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