Goodnight From London: A Novel by Jennifer RobsonGoodnight From London: A Novel by Jennifer Robson

Goodnight From London: A Novel

byJennifer Robson

Paperback | May 2, 2017 | Large Print

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From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall.

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.

Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author’s own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.





Jennifer Robson is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of historical fiction. She studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at King's College at the University of Western Ontario. She then attended Saint Anthony's College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her Doctorate in British economi...
Title:Goodnight From London: A NovelFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006267062X

ISBN - 13:9780062670625

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entirely engaging I hadn't read much in the way of historical fiction but after this I am hooked! I loved all the details of London during WWII, it brought history to life. Robson's main character was wonderful and the romance was perfect - it drew me in without overshadowing the rest of the story. I will definitely be reading the rest of Robson's novels!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Where do I even begin? This book started off strong, carried fiercely through the middle and had a tear-jerking end. I have to say that this book is my new favourite. The characters are so easy to connect and it really opens your eyes. The main character Ruby, is experiencing everything for the first time, not knowing about anyone, alike the reader. I was so blown away by this book that I'll definitely recommend to many people!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating Book This story will have you hooked from the beginning! I found this book so engrossing, a tale of a determined journalist in London during WWII, it was about survival and finding love amidst the troubling times. I was so glad I took this journey with Goodnight from London, a fascinating book from a very talented author. By far the best read for 2017.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not fantastic, but loved it anyways Jennifer Robson's books are all very similar. I like how all her books are interconnected somehow. This book I really liked, a little more than some of her others. I find them an easy and happy read.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging I was lucky enough to hear this author speak earlier this year at my local library and local Chapters book store, she is so down to earth and genuine, I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to read this book. Glad I read it, I really liked Ruby as a character and the situations she faced during WWII in London. For me this was a quick engaging read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I am looking forward to this author's next book.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average I liked this novel, but it was an average love story for me.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from absolutely lovely this triggers the feeling of love :)
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good synopsis This seems like a good tale in a dark time.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book This book was really well written! I couldn't put it down, i felt as though i was living through the events as the the lead character Ruby Sutton experienced them. I couldn't put this book down!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyable I really liked this story and the characters involved.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent historical novel "Goodnight from London" features Ruby Sutton, a young American journalist who travels to London in 1940 to work for a news magazine. As a lover of historical fiction, I found Ruby's experiences interesting as her life becomes enmeshed in surviving the London blitz and dealing with colleagues. A side story is Ruby's relationship with Bennett, a British officer, which adds a bit of "romance" to the novel. As with Jennifer Robson's previous historical novels, "Goodnight from London" is well written and an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goo read! Enjoyed the book...couldn't put it down
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Stellar Book from Jennifer Robson I have loved all of Jennifer Robson's books, and Goodnight from London didn't disappoint! It is clear that her books are very well-researched, yet you don't feel like you're reading a history textbook; Robson is just able to transport you to the time and place with amazing accuracy and descriptions. I loved this story and I fell in love with Ruby. I hope she makes an appearance in another of Robson's books!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of the Best in Romance throughout the Second World War Robson, again has given me the best thrilling romance to read after both her works "After the War is Over" and "Somewhere in France"...Loved it since it was literally SUPER MIND BLOWING!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Great story. Must read more by this author.
Date published: 2017-04-18

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“This novel has everything that I want in a good historical fiction book... This is my favorite book by this author so far and I look forward to whatever she writes in the future.”