The Underground Library

Book Review of
The Underground Library

Author: Jennifer Ryan
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Lynn's Review

The Underground Library

The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan is a historical fiction book published in 2024.

Jennifer Ryan is an auto buy author for me. I love her writing, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I had to buy it. 

The Underground Library was inspired by the true story of the underground libraries in London during WWII. Like much of life, libraries moved underground due to the bombings. 

This book follows Juliet, the new deputy librarian, who just moved to London. 

Katie, who has a difficult home life and whose boyfriend is believed dead in the war, And Sofie, a young Jewish refugee who came to London on a domestic work visa, hoping to escape the horrors of the war. 

I enjoyed this book, but it was a bit slower-paced than some of Jennifer Ryan’s other books. I also felt like she packed a lot of issues and problems into one book, which seems to be a theme in recent-release books that I have read. 

If you like historical fiction, you will probably enjoy this one. 

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