The Officer’s Wife by Catherine Law

Holding It All Together

The Officer’s Wife by Catherine Law is a powerful historical novel that spans a generation from 1932-1962, as Catherine Law captures a snapshot of history.

We see that there are pivotal moments that shape us – at the time we do not realise that this is a moment that will define a life. It is a time that we will return to and cling to because it brings happiness.

And there are lives that draw others in. They rescue the lost and lonely, creating a place of sanctuary within their hearts.

There are also physical sanctuaries of bricks and mortar – the place where we just know that we belong, as if we have spent a lifetime of searching.

Love appears where it chooses. We cannot always help where attraction lies. Kindness and good hearts will always draw others in.

We witness the devastating effects of war – lives are changed in an instant. There are daily physical and mental reminders, things that cannot be unseen, remain in damaged minds forevermore.

The officer’s wife is a lady, in all true sense of the word. She always behaves like a lady. Love and duty direct her steps. She is the one who holds it all together.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Officer’s Wife. It was such a powerful read.

I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


The Officer’s Wife

1939 – American heiress Vivi Miles falls for naval officer Nathan as soon as she arrives in England. And, under the threat of war, they marry in a whirlwind before he leaves to join his ship.

When Nathan returns from Dunkirk injured, he is distant, aloof, and no longer the man Vivi fell in love with. But it’s not just because of his brutal experiences of war. Nathan has a secret and Vivi suspects it’s linked to the mysterious evacuee at the secluded house in the woods on his Kent estate.

As war continues to rage, Vivi battles her own grief and loneliness, and tries to find out the truth of the girl’s identity, uncovering a scandal from the past.

Is her love for Nathan strong enough to survive?

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Catherine Law lives in Kent, 10 minutes from the sea, having grown up in Harrow. And ever since she was a child, she has loved to create stories. She writes romantic novels set in the first half of the 20th century, in and around the First and Second World Wars. Her books are inspired by the tales our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers tell us, and the secrets they keep.  

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