Recent #BookMail. 😍
I love Ibbotson's romances so damned much. This one, set right before WWII, is probably the darkest of the lot, but there's still plenty of enchantment alongside the horror. Both the refugees and the students foster strong communities, and the romance itself unfolds very much between the lines. We see the heroine & hero are perfect for each other because of who they are by themselves, not just because of their mutual attraction. It's glorious.