Wednesday 21 July 2021

Book Review: The Clockmaker's Wife by Daisy Wood

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AD* | The world is at war. And time is running out…

London, 1940. Britain is gripped by the terror of the Blitz, forcing Nell Spelman to flee the capital with her young daughter – leaving behind her husband, Arthur, the clockmaker who keeps Big Ben chiming.

When Arthur disappears, Nell is desperate to find him. But her search will lead her into far darker places than she ever imagined…

New York, Present Day. When Ellie discovers a beautiful watch that had once belonged to a grandmother she never knew, she becomes determined to find out what happened to her. But as she pieces together the fragments of her grandmother’s life, she begins to wonder if the past is better left forgotten…

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Beautifully written and gorgeously evocative, The Clockmaker's Wife is a brilliant historical fiction novel. 

I'm excited to be on the blog tour for this book and am more than happy to share how much I enjoyed it with you all! 

The story is suspenseful and highly memorable; this is a sweeping saga of true love, memories, and secrets. It's a dual timeline novel, told in two parts. The first is in the 1940s during the terror of WW2. The second is in the modern-day, where a young woman sets off on a quest to uncover her long-forgotten family secrets.

The two distinct timelines come together expertly to create a cohesive, engaging tale.

The Clockmaker's Wife brings in elements from a number of different genres in order to create a highly readable story. As well as the obvious historical fiction element, there is also plenty of romance and espionage in the book. It's captivating, interesting, and an exceptional read. 

From difficult decisions to passion and heartbreak, this is also an emotionally charged read. It's hard to imagine the horror of the Blitz and wartime life nowadays, but the reality is that those brave people sacrificed so much for the future we live today. That is portrayed - albeit on a very small scale - by the characters in this book. It's passionate and has a charged atmosphere throughout.

The Clockmaker's Wife is a fascinating historical fiction read, perfect for enjoying this summer.

The Clockmaker's Wife is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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