The Rose Code - Kate Quinn

The Rose Code

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 648 Ratings


“The reigning queen of historical fiction” --  Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue  

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...


  • Rose Code

    By srormy1
    Very interesting semi true story. I found the writing style tedious. Jumping back and forth between present and past. I learned a lot about this secret group of people who gave up a lot to defend England
  • Great book

    By Cut wood
    Good characters, good story, great book. I enjoyed the history and the plot. Very exciting and fun.
  • Great books by a great author

    By Silver Fox 20
    The story, written by a women, principally about women was mesmerizing. When a book brings me to tears I feel that the author has succeeded! Kate Quinn is such an author. Thank you for many wonderful hours of reading.
  • Fantastic read

    By LoveWildlife
    Kate Quinn does it again.
  • Long, drawn out and too many characters

    By Idon't have one
    I wanted to like this book, but it is long and should have ended at like page 500. Just goes in and on
  • The Rose Code

    By Nancy Driscoll-Green
    This book was very well written. I fell in love with the characters and they were so believable it was like one got to know them. I am so looking forward to Kate Quinn’s next book which can’t be written fast enough.
  • Rose gold

    By smarterthantherest
    Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters won my heart. Love the historical context and accuracy. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • I couldn’t stop!

    By Mad Hatter wannabe
    Quinn is a master storyteller with a gift for developing dynamic characters with whom the reader can really appreciate & for creating suspense! I highly recommend this book. War, like life, is not pretty or fair.
  • Gem

    By literary8fan
    Likable characters who are all different and fascinating. Interesting to learn about Bletchley Park and Codebreakers processes.
  • Intriguing

    By savy1959
    Excellent story, intriguing and mysterious, page-turner. Loved every minute of this exciting, interesting story.