Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke

This is a fantastic book about children that are snuck over to England at the beginning of WWll. It is mainly about Claire Stewart who joins the French Resistance because of a man. She really isn’t the strongest girl to begin with in this story but she finally does get a backbone. I really enjoyed reading about the children and Claire’s aunt, Lady Miranda Langford. I also really liked David Campbell. I hope that I would have the backbone that most of these people had during these wars. I guess no one knows how they will react until they are in that kind of situation. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will. I could not put this book down.

I give this a five out of five stars.

For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the storylines she hopes will one day grace the novels she wants to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear.

With nowhere to go, Claire throws herself on the mercy of an estranged aunt, begging Lady Miranda Langford to take the children into her magnificent estate. Heavily weighted with grief of her own, Miranda reluctantly agrees . . . if Claire will stay to help. Though desperate to return to France and the man she loves, Claire has few options. But her tumultuous upbringing—spent in the refuge of novels with fictional friends—has ill-prepared her for the daily dramas of raising children, or for the way David Campbell, a fellow American boarder, challenges her notions of love. Nor could she foresee how the tentacles of war will invade their quiet haven, threatening all who have come to call Bluebell Wood home and risking the only family she’s ever known.

Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, and featuring cameos from beloved literary icons Beatrix Potter and C. S. Lewis, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms.

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