Loved, loved this book! England during wartime is a literary period that has always fascinated me. Those of us born and raised in Canada may find it hard to imagine what it would be like to live through a time like that. This book started off fairly simply, with letters and diary entries from a number of the women living in the town of Chilbury in Kent as England teeters on the edge of World War II. But as that first summer progresses, we get a true taste of how war and German bombings affected the residents, particularly the women left behind. The story is charming, heartbreaking, and even occasionally funny.