Hazel and Flora Lea find themselves being sent into the country for their safety and away from their mother, the only family they have left. Luckily, they are placed with a loving mother and son who truly take them into their homes and hearts. But all of that changes the instant Flora Lea goes missing. Years later, Hazel still hasn't come to terms with Flora's disappearance so when she comes across a book that begins in just the way she used to start her fairy tale stories to Flora, she is sure this is the answer to finding her long lost sister.
I was equally drawn into the fairy tale world that Hazel created along with the stories of Hazel and Flora Lea in war torn England, as well as the mystery of who had stolen Hazel's fairy tale world and would it lead them to the missing Flora Lea. This book just had it all. A strange disappearance, the strong bond of family, a beautiful love story and the mystery of Flora Lea.
A must read for any bibliophile or historical fiction reader. A really lovely book that had me from the very first turn of the page. I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.