Mixed race orphan Louisa Adair, flight lieutenant Jamie Beaufort-Stuart and RAF driver Ellen McEwan are thrown together in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II. They meet in a pub near an airfield in Scotland, and all are exhausted by the horrors of war. Then a German pilot drops off a mysterious, precious package - and the three young people must work together to alter the course of history.
Wein's wonderful writing creates a great sense of place, building the world of WWII Scotland in a totally believable way. Her protagonists are strong and brave, united by their desire to help the war effort and at the same time hide something about their past. Their adventures make for an edge-of-the-seat tale, with some really heartstopping moments - and a bittersweet ending where the importance of being yourself is shown.
This is a cracking historical adventure, great for the author's exisiting fans and sure to draw in new readers. Well worth having on your shelves.