Synopsis: Having fled the dreadful blitz in London and landed in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico, Beatrice Agatha Sims has learned to appreciate a radically different culture and landscape. Her world is rocked again with news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. First, she must contend with losing her American host, the sensible Clem – a public health nurse called to Washington to train other nurses. Then the 13-year-old girl must draw on her own experience of being a stranger in a strange land to battle local fears and prejudice when a Japanese Internment Camp is constructed on the edge of town. Will Beatrice have the gumption required to face the challenges the war is bringing to everyone?  A stand-alone novel and sequel to the very popular, award-winning True Brit about an English girl fleeing the Blitz and landing in America, based on true accounts.

Release Date: 16th September 2019

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Historical, War, Middle Grade, Teen, Memoir

Pages: 198

I found this available to read on NetGalley thanks to Kinkajou Press for aces to the earc to read and review.

Review: The story follows Beatrice a British girl living in Santa Fe following the war, she has a settled life there even though she is far away from her family. When the attack on pearl harbour happens her life is uprooted again as the woman she lives with Clem gets called to help train nurses and she must find a new place to live all while the war is coming right to her door with a Japanese camp being set up. 

I loved getting to read a side of world war 2 that was different, I knew about the Japanese camps but hadn’t read a story that involved them. Beatrice was a very sweet, caring and giving character that without even planning too would sign herself up to do things to help her friends and the war effort. 

This book was a good historical read, it showed a few different aspects of the Second World War era with a slew of characters that were all interesting. This book is a great book for helping teach about events that occurred during WW2. I’m really glad I got the opportunity to read this book.


Where to buy: Amazon, Wordery, Book Depository


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