The London Restoration
From author Rachel McMillan comes a richly researched historical romance that takes place in post-World War II London and features a strong female lead.
Determined to save their marriage and the city they love, two people divided by World War IIâ€™s secrets rebuild their lives, their love, and their world.
London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somervilleâ€™s experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of Londonâ€™s churches intersect in MI6â€™s pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets Act keeps him at a distance.
Brent Somerville, professor of theology at Kingâ€™s College, hopes aiding his wife with her church consultations will help him better understand why she disappeared when he needed her most. But he must find a way to reconcile his traumatic experiences as a stretcher bearer on the European front with her obvious lies about her wartime activities and whereabouts.
Featuring a timeless love story bolstered by flashbacks and the excavation of a priceless Roman artifact, The London Restoration is a richly atmospheric look at post-war London as two people changed by war rebuild amidst the cityâ€™s reconstruction.
The secrets that might save a nation could shatter a marriage.
Madly in love, Diana Foyle and Brent Somerville married in London as the bombs of World War II dropped on their beloved city. Without time for a honeymoon, the couple spent the next four years apart. Diana, an architectural historian, took a top-secret intelligence post at Bletchley Park. Brent, a professor of theology at Kingâ€™s College, believed his wife was working for the Foreign Office as a translator when he was injured in an attack on the European front.
Now that the war is over, the Somervillesâ€™ long-anticipated reunion is strained by everything they cannot speak of. Dianaâ€™s extensive knowledge of Londonâ€™s churches could help bring down a Russian agent named Eternity. Sheâ€™s eager to help MI6 thwart Communist efforts to start a new war, but because of the Official Secrets Act, Diana canâ€™t tell Brent the truth about her work.
Determined to save their marriage and rebuild the city they call home, Diana and Brentâ€™s love is put to the ultimate test as they navigate the rubble of war and the ruins of broken trust.