Monday, April 4, 2016

The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson. Review

This is the story about a woman called Beatrice who moves to a new village to teach children. The idea is frowned upon by locals as they seem to believe only men with a temper can control children , but they have not met this lady!
Welcomed to the area by local woman Agatha and her nephew Hugh and Daniel it's not long before she makes an impression and begins to fit in the small community . This was a gorgeous story , if sometimes a little heartbreaking , seeing the changes in circumstances for women then compared to now is jaw dropping and a relief but seeing the agelessness of kindness to those who most need it made this a real feel good story. These characters were very likeable , Agatha ,Beatrice and Snout were my favourites but really they were all terrific . 
I recommend this to anyone who loves books set around war time or if you just want a really good story . I did not want this to end. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at
This book will be published  March 2016 and is available from Loversading and all other good bookstores. 
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