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The Rose Code
The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything--beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses--but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park's few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...
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AvidReader25
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I loved this one. I‘ve been fascinated with the WWII female code breakers at Bletchley Park since watching Bletchley Circle. This book loosely fictionalizes a few real women & creates an incredible historical novel. I loved the author‘s note at the end explaining what was fact & all the real people & events she included. The 3 main characters: debutante Osla, no nonsense Mab, & shy Beth, have depth & complicated motives. I loved their friendship.

BennettBookworm Agreed, such a fascinating and wonderful book! 1h
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Cathy_J
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This was excellent historical fiction! I loved it. The characters, the story, the setting .. I was picking it up whenever I could to keep reading! Gee I would love to visit Bletchley Park some day. (The Google search result is amusing 😆) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great book 😊

melissajayne I would love to visit there as well. 7d
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corireadslife
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#Bookspin and #Doublespin picks for the month of January. Very excited for both of these!! I started with The Rose Code last night and am hoping to get in some good reading today!! 📖

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
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melissajayne
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My favourite read for #august. Really liked how the three women portrayed as being independent and bright and intelligent and it not being a bad thing. It was the best written of the buzzy books that I read this year. #12booksof2021

Andrew65 This is a must read for me this year. 2w
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Readergrrl
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#Bestof2021Swap
Thank you so much for my Best-of-2021 package! I love it all! The candle smells wonderful and I‘ll be having a cup of the tea after lunch!! I can‘t wait to read both books. They‘ve been popping up in my feed frequently so I‘m excited to dive in! I haven‘t been to The Strand in a few years, but the bookmark is reminding me that it‘s time for a road trip to NYC!! Love the notecards too… a great package. Thank you!!

BennettBookworm Yayyy I‘m so thrilled!!! Happy new year! 3w
candority That bookmark is great! 😊 3w
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kspenmoll
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Historical fiction at its best.While working as code breakers at the mysterious Bletchley park during WWII,3 women from very different backgrounds forge an unlikely friendship.After the war,they part ways.Much later in life they reluctantly meet again,to engineer a rescue of another worker.
The world of Bletchley Park is bought to life due to the author‘s impeccable research & her writing of the intricate details of life at this mysterious place.

Andrew65 I need to read this! 3w
kspenmoll @Andrew65 I think you would enjoy it- I learned so much about Bletchley Park! 3w
Crazeedi Katherine I thought I read this but I guess I didn't! I'll be putting on my tbr!! 3w
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Soubhiville
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Historical fiction about 3 women helping crack the coded messages of the Germans and Italians in WWII. Each of the three has their own talents in the code breaking process, and I found it interesting learning about the stages it took to find answers.

I could have done with a bit less of the romances, but overall this was an interesting enjoyable read. (Well, also enraging considering the forced institutionalization of a MC)

kspenmoll Loved this book! 1mo
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paisleyjess
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Amazing! Great story centering women characters, interesting plot twists and it is all based on real code breakers! This one leaves you with that book hangover feeling.

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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - A good but not wow read. Great premise but overly long with more focus on women's love lives than their work decoding German intel during WWII.

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DivineDiana
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I did not finish this 600+ page book in time for Book Club discussion, but I persevered and am glad that I did. Another WW2 Codebreakers saga was not of interest to me, but this turned out to be so much more than that. It was a story of female friendship, and the question will the friendship still be honored,even if a friend‘s conduct has hurt you deeply. I also loved the detailed descriptions of the fabulous wardrobes these women wore.
4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Clwojick
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My #NovelNovember is going better than expected! I DNFd The Dogs of Winter, but finished the other 3.

The Rose Code was definitely the best of the bunch. I‘m so glad I didn‘t bail on it. Historical Fiction is generally not my thing, but this one was so well done! ❤️ @Andrew65

Andrew65 I need to read The Rose Code. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
Allydanielle88 I loved the rose code. 2mo
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BookishTrish
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New day, new book

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s sooo good! 3mo
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DivineDiana
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New Book Club pick. Not in the mood for a chunkster nor yet another book about women codebreakers. We‘ll see. Not my choice. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Crazeedi I've enjoyed some of her books, but I have to take breaks from war books. I havent read this one 3mo
Larkken Agreed. I like her books but feel the WWII and women spies/codebreakers fields are a bit saturated atm… 3mo
DivineDiana @Crazeedi So have I! It‘s just that I am anticipating more of the same,and over 600 pages is not what I want right now. (edited) 3mo
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DivineDiana Glad that I am not alone! @Larkken (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi @Larkken yes totally agree with you. 3mo
Crazeedi @DivineDiana I hear you, you definitely have to be invested to read a book like this 3mo
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Soubhiville
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Thank you @AmyG for the book gift 🎁💜. I‘m going to read it in December for my topics book club, for historical fiction. I‘m looking forward to it!

AmyG Enjoy! 😘 3mo
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nocto
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I love Bletchley Park stories, real or fictional. This is fictional though, as always, a degree of real anecdotes & characters are thrown in. I enjoyed this, though the presence of Prince Philip (who I just can‘t stand) nearly made me give up in the beginning. Apart from him it‘s a good story (and his presence makes sense, just 🤮).

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staci.reads
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I enjoyed every minute of this book! Great historical fiction about WWII code breakers that ties in historical figures and events seamlessly. Great mystery, romance, and adventure all in one!

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melissajayne
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4.5⭐️ I really liked this book. There were some things that knocked it down a few points, but for the most part, I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be fast paced and like the fact that the characters were based on real people and that I really liked the 3 main characters. I now need to go and the author‘s previous two books! #2021 #bookreview #bookstagram #fiction #bletchleypark #wwii #historicalfiction

mom2bugnbee The Alice Network was fabulous. I'm looking forward to this one! 5mo
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Beccacraft
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This novel was intriguing, entertaining, and fast-paced. It follows three women who work for the British government in secret code-breaking operations during World War II. I enjoyed the mystery, the relationships, and the spy work itself.

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melissajayne
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My stack for the #reversereadathon

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melissajayne
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My #bookspin and #bookspinbingo list for August

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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DarcysMom
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list! Beautiful cover!! 💛💛💛 6mo
DarcysMom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am going to do extra time on the elliptical so I can keep listening! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DarcysMom I need to be doing that!!! 6mo
DarcysMom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just did 40 minutes when I normally do 25. 🙃 6mo
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Lynnsoprano
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So, so good! I thought I was completely burned out on WWII novels, but this one was definitely worth going back to that genre for. Great characters, many of whom are based on real people, and the fascinating setting of Bletchley Park. Highly recommend.

DebinHawaii This one is in my #TBR & I really want to read it! 6mo
Lynnsoprano @DebinHawaii 👍 you won‘t regret it! 6mo
Bjohnson0705 Just started this one today, at the recommendation of one of my BFFs. She said she couldn‘t put it down. 6mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Another great historical fiction by Kate Quinn. This time WWII code breakers in England. Three great female leads. And you learn a lot about how code breaking was done. Great story!

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Lynnsoprano
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I loved The Alice Network by this author, so I‘m excited to be starting this. I‘ve taken a break from WWII novels, but I think I‘m ready to try again.

rosalita I'm also on a temporary hiatus from WWII novels due to overexposure, but I did enjoy The Alice Network and especially The Huntress from this same author, so this one is on my "for the future" radar. 6mo
Lynnsoprano @rosalita I am really enjoying this, and glad I decided to read it. 6mo
rosalita @Lynnsoprano That's good to hear! 6mo
madgardenr522 I just finished listening to this book on Audible (hope that counts!) and enjoyed it a lot. 6mo
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melissajayne
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Love when books reference other books…

Alfoster Me too! Makes you feel like you‘re so well-read! Gives me a little chill!❤️ 6mo
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EadieB
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
 @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
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3. Mystery Thrillers

Can you play?
@Crazeedi @DarkMina @Elizabeth2 @aa_guer2021 @kspenmoll @Rachiiebookdragon @magyklyXdelish

Eggs Thanks @EadieB for playing and sharing ❤️ (edited) 6mo
EadieB @Eggs You're welcome! 6mo
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BookishTrish
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Gorgeous day off on the lawn with a new book

Soubhiville Oooo, that sounds yummy. 7mo
tpixie I‘ve never seen controls in a can- just seltzers. This is what I need! @BookishTrish @Soubhiville (edited) 6mo
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BennettBookworm
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This one ticks ALL the boxes! I loved the Alice Network and this may have even been better for me! I learned so much about Bletchley Park and the British codebreakers during WWII, and reading the Author‘s Note it became clear that these three amazing women were largely based on real people! I loved them and their relationships. The whole story was brilliant in the way the mystery unfolded- so many twists!!

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Sharpeipup
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And so begins the holiday weekend…
#audiobook

Aims42 That‘ll be me tomorrow! Filled the car up with gas tonight, we‘re ready to roll 🚙❤️🤍💙 7mo
JacqMac That‘s always the worst part. Good luck! 7mo
Sharpeipup Safe travels @Aims42 7mo
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EadieB
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Book is about 3 women (Osla, Mab & Beth) who were codebreakers at Bletchley Park during WWII. Kate Quinn did an excellent job of detailed research. Page-turner with great pacing, interesting dialogue & lots of twists & turns. I have read Quinn's Alice Network but need to read The Huntress. Love how Quinn wove the story of Osla who was Prince Phillip's real-life girlfriend into the book. If you love Historical Fiction, you will love this one!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
susurran Loved The Alice Network, Kate Quinn is fantastic. Will have to add this to the TBR pile! 7mo
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kspenmoll
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As with all her previous works,the author has written A painstakingly researched novel of historical fiction. It‘s set at Bletchley Park,where codebreakers worked nonstop during World War II.A traitor lurks among them.There is riveting suspense, impeccable, detailed,characterization of all three principle heroines,who hail from varied walks of life,each with their own story.Themes of friendship, resilience,betrayal, forgiveness,redemption.

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Readswithcoffee
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Another good historical fiction work by Kate Quinn. This one features three women who worked at Bletchley Park during WW2. One of the women, Osla, is based on Prince Phillip‘s real life girlfriend before his marriage. A satisfying read. Good audiobook narration.

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starlight97
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"Hitler really would pitch an absolute screamer if he knew a lot of girls scratching pencils in Bletchley are turning his war inside out."
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
? rendezvous_with_reading on instagram

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#weeklyreport
Finished TRC- Finally finished the audio. Gripping; detailed insider account of codebreaking at Bletchley Park during WWII. Characterization carries the novel. Themes of Friendship, loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness.
Just starting #audio BK. On target with Group, SW. only 66 pgs into TA- loving it. Behind on SW. plans to catch up today. #sundaybuddyread #sophiesworld #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
Cinfhen Looks good!! And I think you‘re on vacation now??!! So that‘s awesome 🤩 7mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen My fist venture from home post Covid. With my sister on Cape cod. Heavenly! 7mo
Cinfhen Yay 😁 that‘s awesome 😎 enjoy 🙌🏻 7mo
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kspenmoll
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I have been listening to the audio book but switched to my paper copy short term. The heartbreak for Mab did me in. Printed word felt safer; it‘s giving me recovery time. The hidden history of Bletchley Park is incredibly detailed, fascinating me.
#porchlife

DivineDiana Beautiful photo! ❤️ 7mo
kspenmoll @DivineDiana Thank you. Nature certainly helps! 7mo
TrishB Just finished this one this week 👍🏻 7mo
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TrishB
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Entertaining historical fiction 👍🏻 the girlfriend of Prince Philip bit felt a bit weird given where we are in history- but based on fact.
Overall a good read.
Thanks Melissa 😘

Caroline2 Good to know. Hoping to get to it soon. 👍 7mo
MsMelissa Glad you liked it 😊 7mo
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TheBookHippie
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Ack so THRILLED @kspenmoll

I love birthdays !!

Thank you so so much!!!! 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍

kspenmoll That was quick mail! Happy belated birthday! 7mo
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kspenmoll
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#readathon #20in4

I did not make 20 hours but I did read approx 14 hours over the 4 days. Still reading Last Bookshop in London & Listening to the Rose Code. I finished A Cursed Inheritance & the Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo.

Crazeedi Nice job! 8mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂😊 8mo
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Floresj
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This was an ok historical fiction of 3 woman working in Bletchley Park. I‘m in the minority of readers who felt that the major plot twists were unbelievable and unnecessary. It kept me engaged to read 624 pages to see what happened, and if you like WWII books- this one is unique as it has women as codebreakers.

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kspenmoll
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Finished top 3 books this week, all at various stages. #audio #mystery

Continuing to read memoir, & listening to #historicalfiction
Week 5/23/21-5/29/21

Cinfhen Enjoy your holiday weekend ❣️❣️ 8mo
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kspenmoll
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Just started this audiobook. #historicalfiction. Loved her two other books, The Alice Network and The Huntress.

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InnerSavvy
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Another excellent book by Quinn. Set during WWII about code breakers in England. Great job of story using real history.

Sassy_Steph Loved this one!! 8mo
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