The story centres around a young boy called Noel who is an orphan and living in London with his ailing godmother Mattie. When it looks like war is imminent he sent with all the other children out of London to safer places where he meets his foster mother Vee. Vee lives with her dodgy son Donald and her mother so it is quite a change from the life he had with his godmother . Noel quickly learns that the family are more then meets the eye with each of them harbouring their own secrets and he is fitting in and adjusting to them remarkably well ! Set during war time the story does feel authentic to that time in history and the story had many moments of tenderness and humour and Vee makes the most unlikely good mother figure for Noel and there meeting could be the making of both of them! If you like books set around this time in history then I recommend this , but ultimately it is just a very good book to be read and enjoyed by anyone.
I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Iovereading.co.uk .
This book is going to be published December 2015 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good book stores.
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