I loved the ups and downs of the plot and like Bloomfield’s writing style enough that I will seek out additional titles by her. Since I am a sap page 267 is where I grew misty eyed as I knew that Peg had finally found what she had been searching and waiting for. This book gives you that happy feeling at the end when you know all is right within the character’s world. A nice read for young adults, the beach or to pack for your next camping trip or flight.
Description: (from back cover)
” Have you ever heard a strange singing? An eerie music that drifts up from the river sometimes? “
“Peg Staynor has been haunted all her life by the small town of Walvern’s belief that she is a river child, destined to bring bad luck to those around her. When her mother dies suddenly on the very day that WW1 is declared, Peg is held to blame not just by the superstitious townsfolk, but by her own father as well.
From a secret friendship with a daring young aviator to the repercussions of life with Sarah, her reckless older sister, Peg will not let herself be ruled by the limits of small minds. Her courage plays out against changing times, as the impact of the Great War filters back to the town of Walvern, changing the course of everyone’s lives.”