This book instantly gets a spot as one of my top favorites. The story was fascinating and very well written. Mostly based during the London Blitz, our characters face many trials. Emme makes choices that plague the rest of her life and survival is a dark path that leaves her scarred. As she grows and tries to accept herself and the choices of her past, she must learn to deal with her mistakes and figure out ow to make a future. There are so many good lessons laced throughout this story about love, loss, grief, and overcoming your challenges. There is an overwhelming theme of choosing hope, no matter what, which if you know me you know I LOVE!!
The story keeps you intrigued and guessing right up to the very end. I personally love stories from this era, and especially enjoyed reading one that takes place in London. The history and setting add to the charm of the story. This is the first book of Susan Meissner's I've read and I plan to read more from her in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style.
I give this book 5 dragonflies and highly recommend it.
Content wise, I would suggest 14+. There is an instance or two of "light" cussing and a "closed door" scene of pre-marital sex. Trigger warning for war and bomb scenes, descriptions of childhood trauma and the lasting effects.
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