Cover Image: Wartime Wishes at Bletchley Park

Wartime Wishes at Bletchley Park

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

A lovely historically-based story with adventure, tension, friendship and romance. Maddie is a great character and her exploits shed light on the vital contribution many men and women made in British Intelligence during WW2.

Was this review helpful?

Wartime Wishes at Bletchley Park by Molly Green

Oh yes! That’s the book I highly recommend to those who like WW2 story.

I like the main character Madeline a lot. Strong character, caring, smart and warm! I read this book in one sitting. Fast paced, page turning and I just want to know what is coming next.

The topic or theme that the author chose just too smart to attract the readers. I love it! The story setting is amazing and fascinating.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for my copy.

Pub date: Nov 23, 2023

Was this review helpful?

Another lovely book from Molly Green! I was invited to review this title privately from the publishers, and leapt at the chance. I have read all of her books, completely up-to-date, and adore all of them. If you are looking for a new war time saga writer, read Molly Green. She researches everything so well and her characters are genuine. Thankyou NetGalley for giving me the chance to get an ARC :)

Was this review helpful?

Free courtesy of Netgalley

This is the 3rd book I have read by Molly Green and they keep getting better.

21 year old Madeline has travelled to Munich to teach English to two Jewish German children. Whilst there the political outlook is changing and Hitler is starting round up the Jews. The family begs Maddie to take the twins to their friend in Berlin, who will get them to England but circumstances are changed when she gets to Berlin and is persuaded to smuggle them to England so they can live with their Aunt and Uncle there. She is assisted by a man she met on the train on the way to Berlin, he works for the British Embassy.

When she gets home, her life changes again when she is ordered to report to Station X to partake in War work, where her German will be useful.

The book follows her story of the war and the mysterious man she met on the train.

I absolutely loved this book, and had to sit with my thought for a day or so after I had finished and wasn't ready to start another book (which is what I normally do). I would recommend it to anyone who loves stories about WW2 and Bletchley park.

Was this review helpful?

A fascinating insight into the work done at Bletchley Park and at the Y stations and a thoughtful portrayal of a young woman at the time. I found the early chapters set in Germany particularly moving and heart breaking.
A really well put together story that illustrated how little people had control over their lives during the war and the difficulties they faced. Maddie was a very compelling and endearing character and I thoroughly enjoyed her and Jack's story. Beautifully researched and naturally related without sounding like a history book. An excellent read.

Was this review helpful?

This book starts by throwing you right into the beginnings of war. Madeline is asked to smuggle two children back to Britain from Berlin in 1938.

By doing so she encounters a man who makes an impact on her.

A year later and learning Morse Code and having a knowledge of German, she finds herself at Bletchley Park and suddenly the shadow of the man is visible again.

Another excellent novel based in a place that fascinates me greatly – Bletchley Park. This is quite a raw emotional book and was captivating from beginning to end. I hope for more.

Was this review helpful?

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC! Wartime Wishes at Bletchley Park by Mollly Green is a historical novel based on events which occured during the second world war. Madeleine made a terrible mistake in school which got her expelled so she decided to live abroad for a year. Little did she know that the war was on their doorstep and that she would have to take risks she never could have imagined. Jack, a man working in the British Embassy, helps her get out of a sticky situation but did he have ulterior motives? The characters in the story were quite likeable and I could almost feel the fear that went through Madeleine as she left Berlin. Although I found the work that both she and Jack did at Bletchley Park interesting, I found the story didn't really go anywhere. I also found the ending to be a little too good to be true. It read almost like a fairytale. I was also put off in the end by Jack's omission of truth. Overall, though I would not be likely to recommend it, I didn't hate it.

Was this review helpful?

The latest in the Bletchley Park series and this book does not disappoint! Maddie goes to Munich in the early 1930s as a tutor to young twins, having studied german at university. However, things are changing in Germany as the Nazis are gaining power and life soon becomes far more tenuous especially for those who are Jewish. Following a dangerous journey back to England, Maddie is snapped up by the authorities and soon finds herself at Bletchley.
The authors research really shines through, the small details and facts included bring the story to life and highlight the experiences of those who worked, in utmost secrecy, on the gathering and deciding of German transmissions during the war. I really enjoyed the descriptions of everyday life for those involved, and it enabled me to build a fuller picture of the characters and their lives. Characters that came alive in my head, and I found myself willing them on to succeed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it wholeheartedly!

Was this review helpful?

This it the 3rd story in the Bletchley Park series and I have to say its my favourite so far. I loved how the main characters started off living and experiencing Germany for themselves and how they met. My only misgiving was how readily Maddie believed the mysterious note-writer! I thought this story highlighted the plight of the Jews really thought-provokingly. Overall I loved it and would recommend this series to anyone interested in romance and historical fiction.

**Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read an advanced e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own **

Was this review helpful?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story set during WW2, especially as it involved Bletchley Park. Great characters and a really good story, keeping you on the edge of your seat!

Was this review helpful?

I really enjoy all books set in Bletchley Park, this part of WWII fascinates me and I enjoyed the characters in this book and how they fit in. Would recommend

Was this review helpful?

Another great read in this wonderful series. I love these books and look forward to reading them as soon as I can. This one was quite a sad read and. It brought home how much the Jews suffered in German during the second World War. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.

Was this review helpful?

I have been to Bletchley Park a few times so any book about life there grabs me. This one is just as good as any that I have read, so easy to get into. Well worth 5 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley, author and publisher for this ARC

Was this review helpful?

would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this exceptional book

oh my goodness me what a ride of a book this one was...

right from the start with maddie one of the main characters having to escort the twins through germany and finally to england, with all that entails and the worry with the nazi at any time challenging her and with the travel rules being changed daily for jews

but its the work she begins at Bletchley house and the conditions that they lived in and the added stresses

it brilliantly written and you feel everything that maddie goes through and i have to admit having a little tear in my eye at the beautifully done

cant wait to see what is next with this author

Was this review helpful?

Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for the advance copy.
This was an easy read and I really got absorbed in the story from the start. This definitely could be read as a standalone. I really enjoy the setting and learning more about what went on at Bletchley Park. ,⭐⭐⭐⭐

Was this review helpful?

This is the 3rd book in the series about Bletchley Park and is all about Maddie who learns to do morse code by her dad when she was little.Maddie goes to Germany before WW1 starts to teach 2 Jewish children english,when war breaks out Maddie has to get back to england.The story tells of what happens to Maddie when back to england.Thank you to Netgalley and Avon books.

Was this review helpful?

Another enjoyable book in the series but I didn’t think this was as strong as the others. Great characters, especially Maddie, but it just felt that the book didn’t have a conclusion like the others had.

Was this review helpful?

Maddie is working in Munich as a Nanny to 2 young German Jewish children. When war threatens, Maddie is asked to take the children to family in Berlin. On the journey, they run jnto trouble and are saved by a mysterious British gentleman. A year later, Maddie is training at Bletchley Park when a familiar face arrives. Can Maddie and Jack work through their secrets to be together?

The book is part of a series, but works as a standalone novel as it is not linked to previous books in any way other than the setting. I didn't feel like there was a lot of depth to the story which was a shame, but it was a nice easy read love story.

Was this review helpful?

Thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.

I enjoyed reading about Madeline and what role she played at the time of war at Bletchley Park. She worked at coding and translating messages.

She went to Bletchley Park as a young girl and as well as working, she had fun along the way to becoming a woman.

I highly recommend this book.

Was this review helpful?

As usual in my reviews, I will not rehash the plot (there are reviews like that out there if that's what you are looking for!).

Having previously read a "Bletchley Park" novel by Molly Green, I was delighted to receive an ARC of this latest novel. This one would work as a standalone - although the setting is familiar, the characters are new.

The plot moves between Germany and various locations (including Bletchley Park) in England. There are several strands to the tale which adds to the plot, and there's a well-written cast of main and supporting characters. The author has obviously done plenty of research about key settings during WWII (including Bletchley) and the work carried out at those locations, which adds to the authenticity of the tale.

This is an enjoyable read - despite the very dark undertones affecting some of the characters in Germany (and their wider family). The characters are so well written that you care about them - which is sometimes a hard thing to achieve in a relatively short novel.

I'm hoping that Molly Green is planning further novels in the Bletchley series - it would be good to read more about the lives of these (and earlier) characters.

My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an ARC. All opinions my own.

Was this review helpful?