In Times of Rain and War
by Wright, Camron






Seventeen-year-old Audrey Stocking, a German-born Jew, hides in 1940 London, hoping someday to reunite with her family while pretending to be a British citizen. American Lieutenant Wesley Bowers arrives in England the same day as the beginning of the Blitz, which is also the day a bomb penetrate's Audrey's apartment-and doesn't explode. When they meet Audrey must decide whether or not to reveal her true identity and past.





Camron Wright began writing to get out of attending MBA school at the time, and it proved the better decision. His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers' Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. The Orphan Keeper is a Foreword Reviews Indie Book of the Year Gold winner in Multicultural Fiction. Camron and his wife, Alicyn, live on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains and are the parents of four children.





In his latest novel, following The Other Side of the Bridge (2018), Wright explores the psychological wounds of war in London during WWII. As German bombs rain down during the Blitz, Audrey Stocking helps transport British children from the besieged city to the, hopefully, safer countryside while hiding her actual identity as a German Jew. Lieutenant Wes Bowers, an American marine training with a British bomb disposal unit, meets Audrey when his unit is called to disarm an unexploded bomb that landed in her flat. Drawn together by their shared experience as outsiders trying to navigate and survive wartime London, they quickly become friends. But can their relationship withstand the truth about Audrey's past, including a secret so traumatic she's buried it even from herself? Wright's characters grapple with questions of heroism, loyalty, and forgiveness as they reconcile their ideas about good and evil with the reality of a horrific war. Fans of Mitch Albom will appreciate this inspiring story based loosely on the wartime experiences of the real-life Lieutenant Wesley Bowers. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.





In his latest novel, following The Other Side of the Bridge (2018), Wright explores the psychological wounds of war in London during WWII. As German bombs rain down during the Blitz, Audrey Stocking helps transport British children from the besieged city to the, hopefully, safer countryside while hiding her actual identity as a German Jew. Lieutenant Wes Bowers, an American marine training with a British bomb disposal unit, meets Audrey when his unit is called to disarm an unexploded bomb that landed in her flat. Drawn together by their shared experience as outsiders trying to navigate and survive wartime London, they quickly become friends. But can their relationship withstand the truth about Audrey's past, including a secret so traumatic she's buried it even from herself? Wright's characters grapple with questions of heroism, loyalty, and forgiveness as they reconcile their ideas about good and evil with the reality of a horrific war. Fans of Mitch Albom will appreciate this inspiring story based loosely on the wartime experiences of the real-life Lieutenant Wesley Bowers. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.






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