When Noel Bostock – aged ten, no family – is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he winds up in St Albans with Vera Sedge – thiry-six, drowning in debts. Always desperate for money, she’s unscrupulous about how she gets it.
I found this book spellbinding and compelling. The characters were very different from each other and all changed in some way or another during the course of the story. The greatest challenges, of course, were on Noel and Vera, who had to compromise, learn to have empathy and to let another person into their lives. A captivating read.
I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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