I knew from the description that I would love this book and it did not disappoint. The book follows Bea(trix) from her home in England "across the pond" after her parents sent her to America during the war. The story is told from the viewpoints of both families that intersect at this brave, enchanting little girl's character and demonstrates how much she impacted each family in different ways. As Bea grows up, her character evolves, her relationships with various members of both families develop, and her strength rises to the surface. She faces challenges in her life, both in England and in the US, and faces them with a courage and resolve that are a bit surprising in a young child. In fact, that might be my only tick against this book.....sometimes child Bea didn't really resonate as you would expect a child to. I also found her relationship with her mother to be a bit unexpected and jarring. Although a part of me was hoping for a different ending, I'm glad the author took the relatively unexpected route she did. This was a great book and I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction.