This is another great book that I received from Crazy Book Tours. It seems that all my reviews begin like this lately, but honestly, they have so many great books to choose from.
As a young girl, Nora Lynch is evacuated from WWII London to the safer countryside of Kent. There she is “chosen” by the Grace Rivers, a girl her same age. In London, Nora shared a one room studio with her mom with barely enough to eat, but with Grace and Reverend and Mrs. Rivers, she is sharing their beautiful home and life of plenty.
This story follows the bond the two girls formed during their time together in Kent. It is told from an elderly Nora’s point of view, switching from the past to the present, and giving some insight to the truth behind the lonely older woman.
I really liked this book. Many have said that it is gloomy, and it may be. But it was written so well that I breezed right through it. I am in a HUGE WWII fiction phase right now, and this was a wonderful example. The war was there as a backdrop, but the story itself was very compelling.