Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Evening Chorus

Top 5 Reasons This Novel Sounds Intriguing:
1. I love historical fiction. 
2. This seems like an intriguing take on the experiences of WWII.
3. The blurbs make this one sound like it is beautifully written.
4. I like the European setting.
5. The story is influenced by real events.

Downed during his first mission, James Hunter is taken captive as a German POW. To bide the time, he studies a nest of redstarts at the edge of camp. Some prisoners plot escape; some are shot. And then, one day, James is called to the Kommandant’s office.

Meanwhile, back home, James’s new wife, Rose, is on her own, free in a way she has never known. Then, James’s sister, Enid, loses everything during the Blitz and must seek shelter with Rose. In a cottage near Ashdown forest, the two women jealously guard secrets, but form a surprising friendship. Each of these characters will find unexpected freedom amid war’s privations and discover confinements that come with peace. The Evening Chorus is a beautiful, astonishing examination of love, loss, escape, and the ways in which the intrusions of the natural world can save us.

We have FIVE copies of The Evening Chorus to give our readers. This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 18+ years of age to win. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery; the book will be shipped by the publisher.

The giveaway runs from March 30 - April 6. Winner will be notified via email on April 7.


  1. I am not usually interested in historical fictions but this looks promising.

  2. I read the starred review of this book in Kirkus some time ago, but I hadn't seen it featured (let alone 5 copies offered in a giveaway) on any book blogs until now! I am extremely eager to read this novel due to the superlative review I read as well as the fact that the historical fiction storyline captures my imagination (this is my fave genre). Thank you for this opportunity. Cheers, Kara S

    1. I agree that it sounds like a great read. I'll be reviewing it in a few months. :)


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