Penrose Halson's The Marriage Bureau is a fascinating look at a business two women began in London during World War II.
Halson's account is non-fiction, drawn from the extensive notes that were taken by Heather Jenner, one of the owners, newspaper articles, ads and other resources to create a work of non-fiction that reads like fiction.
Halson herself eventually becomes the owner of the marriage bureau, having a personal interest in the history of the bureau.
Anecdotes of couples who found love and companionship make up the bulk of this book, all providing entertainment - and in some cases, a few chuckles.
This is a happy non-fiction title - looking at the good in the world in a time of war. Readers will enjoy the Marriage Bureau, which seemed a bit similar in some ways to Call the Midwife, although about a different topic.
I had a great time reading this book over the past weekend. It was entertaining and informative, and even people who normally find non-fiction to be dry and boring would enjoy this.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
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