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A Time of Secrets by [Burrows, Deborah]
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1943 is a dangerous time to fall in love...

In wartime Melbourne loose lips sink ships, so when Australian Women's Army sergeant Stella Aldridge overhears soldiers whispering about a revenge killing, she follows her instincts to investigate, despite finding herself drawn to one of the soldiers, the enigmatic Staff Sergeant Eric Lund.

But the world is at war and there is little time for romance. Someone in the Australian Intelligence Bureau is trading secrets and it's up to Stella and her uncompromising superior officer, Lieutenant Nick Ross, to find the traitor.

When Eric's team is scheduled to be deployed in a dangerous mission to the South West Pacific, Stella races to uncover the truth or risk not only Eric's life, but the security of Australia itself. Torn between protecting the ones she loves and her duty to her country, Stella chooses to pursue the truth at all costs.

Even if it means putting herself in the firing line...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1038 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Australia (1 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QGEA20M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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A Time of Secrets is the third novel by Deborah Burrows and the third set in World War II, though this one boasts a change of scenery and is set in Melbourne as opposed to Perth as were the previous two. I read and loved A Stranger In My Street back in 2012 so was thrilled to see this one come across my desk. It took me longer to get to than I would have liked but I think the timing ended up perfect. I read it in the week leading up to ANZAC day and I sit writing this on the eve of ANZAC day when we are all remembering the brave men and women that fought for our country.

In wartime Melbourne there are army uniforms everywhere, both American and Australian. The world is at war and in Melbourne the fighting is often between the Australians and the Americans as the Americans woo Australian women with public displays of affection and gifts that the Australians just can’t get their hands on in this time of rationing.

Burrows has woven an intricate tale of romance, intrigue and history that is difficult to put down. To then discover that parts of the narrative were modelled on an actual intelligence mission and an actual branch of the Allied Intelligence Bureau made the book that much more captivating.

Stella Aldridge is a sergeant in the the Australian Women’s Army working at the APLO (Australian Pacific Liaison Office), a department widely believed to be about spreading propaganda; which is only one of their roles. The more important role is the organisation of intelligence gathering missions in enemy territory.
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A Time of Secrets is Deborah Burrows' third wonderful novel blending Australia's wartime history with mystery and romance.

While Burrows previous novels take place in Perth, A Time of Secrets is set in Melbourne in 1943. Australian Women's Army sergeant Stella Aldridge is out shopping with her roommate and colleague, Dolly, when she overhears a whispered conversation in Malay between a group of Australian soldiers. Concerned with the implications she alerts her boss at the APLO, The Australian Pacific Liason Office, only to be drawn into a covert investigation headed by her superior officer, Lieutenant Nick Ross.

As Stella and her colleagues work to uncover the identity of the traitor sabotaging the Australian war effort they have to negotiate the politics of the APLO. I enjoyed the intrigue of the storyline and learning a little more about the war effort. In this, as in both of Burrows previous novels, A Stranger in My Street and Taking a Chance, Burrows' brings to life the experiences and contribution of women during wartime in Australia.

A minor subplot focuses on Stella's roommate Dolly, and the secrets she is keeping both from her fiance and Stella, while a second involves an axe wielding murderer stalking women in Melbourne. The theme of domestic violence is prominent in the novel. as is violence on the home front in general.

There is romance for Stella with the enigmatic soldier Staff Sergeant Eric Lund. A special operative, his life is at risk if the rumours of a traitor imbedded within the APLO are true. Stella's attraction to Lund is complicated by his capability for violence, her first husband who was killed in action physically abused her, and she is wary.
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I really enjoyed A Time of Secrets. It is set in Melbourne, Australia in WW2. The story, as the title suggests, is full of seccrets. Deborah Burrows historical research is excellent and filtered through the story seamlessly. I love reading books which contain facts about history that I didn’t know before and Time of Secrets is full of them. An excellent read which will keep you turning the pages, and if you, like I do, read in bed at night it will keep you turning the pages long after you should have turned out the light. This is a five star book.

Elise McCune
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like all her books but would like a bit more personal life story
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