Two stories. Lizzie is a walking disaster who gets the sack from her job in London and returns to live with her parents in Suffolk. With nothing else to do but mope finds herself working as a volunteer in a care home where she meets and befriends one of the residents, Clarissa, who goes on to tell her about her wartime escapades. As a fan of Erica James I was looking forward to reading this book, but didn't enjoy it as much as previous ones. Lizzie and her sister in law were particularly irritating so I tended to skim read those sections. Clarissa was far more interesting, so I liked the parts during the war and also the description of the boat journey across the Atlantic. This is the sort of book to put in your suitcase or to read on a long journey.