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British teenager Judith Dunbar is sent to a boarding school after her mother and sister must join her father in Asia. She makes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis, whose rich family lives in a Cornwall mansion. Then when she receives word her family has died, she is taken in by the Carey-Lewis family. The novel follows her life through World War II as she comes of age.
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The review of this Book prepared by Vivacesunshine

I really got into the book after the first couple of chapters where Pilcher sets her tone of the story. I enjoyed the characters very very much, and could follow Judith Dunbar, the young girl as she experiences many events through her life at the boarding school, and beyond. As always with Pilcher, she describes the emotions very well, as though the characters at one time really exsisted and experienced these events back in the time of the Depression. I think it is a GREAT read and recommend it to anyone craving a family-type saga.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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