by Frances Liardet
“Taking place over five decades, we follow the life of Ellen Parr in a small village in England. The story begins when Ellen finds an unclaimed girl asleep in the bus that has brought evacuees from the the bombed out city of Southampton to her village during WW2. Based on her troubled childhood, Ellen believes that she would never want to have children. However, after she takes the small girl, Pamela, home she grows to love her. Though she searches for Pamela’s family , it isn’t until the end of the war that someone shows up to clim her. This devastates Ellen and haunts her throughout her life .
This was good book. The story moves along. Though it is well written, it can be somewhat melodramatic at times.”