“Homefront” tells the story of a young woman whose life changed for ever when Britain declared war on Germany in 1939. This wartime romance is about families pulling together and the struggles their loved ones were risking on the front line.
The synopsis sounded right up my alley, I love this time in history and never get tired of reading WW11 wartime stories, not knowing this author I thought it was an opportunity to do so and gave “Homefront” a go.
This novel is definitely an undemanding read that dilly-dally a lot. But if you love a homey type of story this may tickle your fancy. The story is smooth, the language is restrained and we find a pleasant ending. I think most readers will give the novel a pass.
But on the other if you are an avid reader you will be quite disappointed in the lack of depth and substance in the plot. Nothing exciting happens: no conflicts, no fights, no one gets hurt, the people get along just fine and romance lacks imagination. This is one boring novel for anyone who loves a story with lots of movement, twists and turns , in “Homefront”, we have none, every move is predictable, action where is it? Suspense, yep, you guessed it: none. “Homefront” is penned in a straightforward style, using a stilted dialogue, a bunch of cookie-cutter characters.
In all, not a bad read but not my cup of tea. I think this novel would be more suited for novice readers than a mature audience.