Having finished this book earlier in the week I am still having a hard time figuring out the way to word my review.

This is not normally my style of book but is one that I am interested in.  I am a huge fan of War style books.

In this case it’s more a coming of age story for Nell and her sister Olive.  The story deals with them being sent from home for their own protection.

Nell is shown to be a caring and very adult younger teenager.  She takes care of her baby sister who is 5 years old.  She in fact almost becomes her mother and tries to protect her from the horrors of what they will face in a daily basis.

This book is full of emotion.  Part of the time you feel sorry for the two girls as they struggle to accept the life they now have.  The other part you are laughing so hard at Olive who is almost comedic relief and the tender age of 5.

The book was not am easy read but had a feel good quality to it as it deals with a family and how you strive to do what is best for them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t recommend it enough.  Wonderful job by the author and publisher.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of this journey.

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