The Essence Of Village Life
The Evacuee War by Katie King is a delightful historical novel that will warm your heart. It is the third book in the Evacuee series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces.
The year is 1940 and the place is a village near Harrogate. The reader is in for a real treat as we follow the eleven year old twins Jessie and Connie, and their family and friends.
Being evacuated from London to stay with a vicar and his wife, the children enjoy fresh air, village life and animals. The reader is charmed by the presence of a pet pig and pony.
Peer rivalry at a new school creates problems but there is a creative solution.
The children have big hearts as they think of others who are less fortunate.
An impromptu trip to London and home sees a terrifying air raid. Katie King has perfectly captured the atmosphere of fear with her words. Likewise she has captured the essence of village life, painting a picture with her rich vocabulary.
I absolutely love the Evacuee books. They are perfectly charming, warm and welcoming as people come together as one, celebrating the simple things in life. The Evacuee War is a wonderful read.
I received a free copy of the book from HQ via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.