Acquired via BookCrossing Nov 2010 – from donation bag

Another easy read; just what I needed this week!  Ruth has to try to escape from Vienna as the Nazis close in.  She’s not fully Jewish, but it’s enough to make her family leave and for her to get stuck.  An old friend comes to the rescue, but when they’re in England, a series of misunderstandings leads them to deny their feelings for one another… and even when they accept them, mishaps ensue all over the place.  There are delightfully vile secondary characters and a good feeling for the lives of refugees in N London, although it’s a bit sentimental. There’s a jolly good aunt and a hilarious dog, too.

These aren’t great literature but they’re enjoyable in a Kate Morton kind of way, and just what one needs sometimes!