For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the novels she hopes to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear. With nowhere to go, Claire throws herself on the mercy of an estranged aunt, who, struggling with grief of her own, reluctantly agrees . . . if Claire remains in England to help. But Claire’s tumultuous upbringing–spent in the refugee of novels with fictional friends–never prepared her for the daily dramas of raising children, or for the way David Campbell, a fellow American boarder at the grand estate, challenges her notions of love. Nor did she imagine how the threat of war would invade their quiet haven, threatening all who have come to call Bluebell Wood home, the people who have become her family. Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, and featuring cameos from beloved literary icons Beatrix Potter and C. S. Lewis, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms.
Awards: 2017 Library Journal – Starred Review