The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code is a historical fiction novel which I usually love. Although, I was not compelled to complete this novel. I struggled to stay interested, finding myself dreading to pick it back up each time. I was so relieved to finally be finished with it by the end.

I found that Beth was someone I enjoyed watching grow throughout this book. I loved that she grew into her own voice and became more independent, standing up for herself even though it was difficult and not in her nature. I loved that she was smart. The decoding of wartime correspondence was interesting.

I disliked the different POV’s. Mab was a disappointment because of course there has to be a scandal. Then, the ending was infuriating. The idea that you would let your friend sit in an asylum and never question the reason is ridiculous to me. Even if they never acted on it, surely they would have questioned it, fallout or not.

I know that many people will love this so if you enjoy historical novels set in WWII, you will likely enjoy this one. Most people will find the ladies more appealing than I did. I may have been lost by the differing POVs as well but if that is not something that bothers you than check I out for sure,

I find myself thinking of rereading this one another time and seeing if it is more appealing. I know that sometimes mood can effect the perception of a book.

Thank you Netgalley and Harper Audio for this preview of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.

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