THE LAST TELEGRAM
Trenow’s debut is utterly enrapturing from the start. The first few chapters about Lily’s present-day life tease readers with a premise so intriguing it will seduce them into reading the rest of the book hungrily without stopping. Lily’s account of the silk-weaving industry and life in England during World War II is entrancing and beautifully told, and could possibly leave most readers clasping their box of tissues. The author’s research and personal experience regarding the silk business is evident through her writing, which will regale those who enjoy a touch of historical fiction. This heartbreaking, yet romantic and redeeming story is likely to stick in readers’ minds long after they finish this novel.