I have already been sent some amazing books by some amazing people in the publishing industry for review these last couple of months.  But today’s book is one that has been on my radar for close to the last six months!  I first heard about this book through doing a survey about it where we got to read the first chapter and from those first pages I was hooked 😀  I knew I would enjoy the writing of this novel and the subject is one that I’m very keeen on too.  I took a gamble and asked the publisher if they wouldn’t mind sending me a copy, and they did!  Before I reveal the book and it’s blurb I just want to thank the wonderful people at Hutchinson, you guys are so amazing and I am so very grateful for this copy.  Thank you so much! 🙂 ❤  Ok, now onto the book…

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott – A BANNED MASTERPIECE
1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.
But in the rest of the world it’s fast becoming a sensation.
The CIA plans to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour.
Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists – the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina – are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary.
It will not be easy. There are people willing to die for this book – and agents willing to kill for it. But they cannot fail – as this book has the power to change history.


I can’t wait to read this book!  I love books set in war or diffucult times and historical fiction’s becoming one of my favourite genres.  As soon as I have read it I’ll be leaving a review here as usual so watch this space.

What do you think of this book?  Do you know anything or like reading about time periods like the cold war or other difficult political times?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂