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Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind.

Lonely and homesick, she is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in a hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and dispatch her to a children's home.

With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now?

©2016 Diney Costeloe (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Captivating

An incredible story of of life during WWII of tragedy, courage and perseverance. I would listen to again.

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Love it

Love it, Seeing her mom again the tears in my eyes, and it was beautifully narrated.

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Best Book I Have Read In 2018!

And I read a lot!
I don’t know where to begin. The story is perfectly written. (Diana Galbaldon is my all time favorite writer). So for me this this is high praise Diney Costeloe. All Characters, even minor characters, were fully developed. I cared about these characters.

Congrats, Ms. Costeloe!

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Love this book!!!

This is the second book I’ve listen to by this author. Second was as great as the first. Incredible historical fiction. It pairs the tragedy of war with the triumph of the human spirit. Highly recommend!

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Too long and repetitive

I did enjoy this story but I got to a point where I just wanted it to be over. I think it was about two hours too long. The author felt that she had to actually reallyexplain something when Charlotte/Lise was telling someone something that happened. If I had been actually reading the book as opposed to listening to it, I would have skipped a number of chapters just to get to the end.

That said, I would still recommend it to someone as an audiobook, because The narration was wonderful, even if some of the boys sounded like munchkins from the Wizard of Oz

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Excellent historical fiction

I loved this book. I learned so much about how England was affected by World War II. I got a little nervous when Harry came back into Charlotte’s life. I highly recommend this book

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Fantastic story!

Loved all the twists and turns to the story! Would love to see it made into a movie!