👩 Lucy is a stressed-out teacher who decides to take some time for herself in a little village in the Cotswolds. She finds a lovely cottage, with the only job to take her of her old neighbour Bounty. What she doesn’t know is that Bounty is as sharp as a pin and that she has many stories to tell about WWII. To this, add a teenager that wants to turn an old telephone box into a library, a treehouse designer, a dog walker, and there you have it: the perfect uplifting tale.
♥️ I liked:
📖 The role of history. History is powerful. Learning what happened in the past may prevent us from repeating the same mistakes again. Looking back, I know I should have asked my granddad to tell me stories about WWII. But I was young, not aware of how important his stories could be, and he didn’t want to talk about it at all. If any of you still have the chance, aks to hear those stories.
👵 Bounty. She is the best character ever. She is more than 90, and her pet is a snake? I mean, that’s just great. She is strong, and she definitely doesn’t need anybody’s help. What she needs is somebody to listen to her, and she finds somebody in Lucy.
☎️ The telephone box library. I’ve seen many pictures all around Instagram but never had the pleasure to see a real one. If there was an old telephone box here – and if COVID was not around – I would definitely try to convert it into a library, it would be amazing.
🌄 The setting. I’ve always wanted to go to Cotswolds and never managed yet. But this book made me dream about it even more. So it’s decided, as soon as I can, Costwolds, here I come!
❤️ The romance. There is a bit of romance as well, between Lucy and Sam, the treehouse designer. I wouldn’t say, though, that it’s the main focus of ht ebook. It’s just a nice and lovely frame.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 A warm and uplifting tale about the importance of new beginnings, remembering the past, helping each other and reading. Could it be any better?