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The orphan thief de Glynis Peters
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The orphan thief (edició 2020)

de Glynis Peters

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"When all seems lost... As Hitler's bombs rain down on a battered and beleaguered Britain, Ruby Shadwell is dealt the most devastating blow - her entire family lost during the Coventry Blitz. Hope still survives... Alone and with the city in chaos, Ruby is determined to survive this war and rebuild her life. And a chance encounter with street urchin Tommy gives Ruby just the chance she needs... And love will overcome. Because Tommy brings with him Canadian Sergeant Jean-Paul Clayton. Jean-Paul is drawn to Ruby and wants to help her, but Ruby cannot bear another loss. Can love bloom amidst the ruins? Or will the war take Ruby's last chance at happiness too?"--Publisher.… (més)
Membre:VivienneR
Títol:The orphan thief
Autors:Glynis Peters
Informació:London : One More Chapter, 2020.
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Books Read, Reviewed, Read 2021
Valoració:***1/2
Etiquetes:British fiction, Coventry, WWII, Read 2021

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This reads like a YA novel, in fact it would make a very good YA story. It is set in Coventry during the blitz of WWII when Coventry was particularly hard-hit. Among the chaos sixteen-year-old Ruby arrived home only to find a crater and all her family perished. Her grandmother's house is in the same state. As a last resort she went to the home of her father's friend and found him dead from a heart attack although the house is standing, providing temporary shelter. Ruby must not only fend for herself but handle the mountain of official correspondence, reporting the dead, applying for a ration book, investigating her circumstances, etc., all while still a child and having no authority. Along the way she rescues and befriends others including a six-year-old boy, inviting them to stay with her as she starts up a business buying and selling second hand goods. Eventually a "spiv" shows up and interrupts Ruby's recovery efforts, while a Canadian photographer provides a romantic element. It might be assumed that the orphan of the title is Ruby, orphaned by war, but instead referred to young orphans recruited to steal. Modesty and clean language adds to the YA impression. ( )
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I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Orphan Thief by Glynis Peters is a story that takes place during World War II when Coventry, England was under siege from the Blitz. Sixteen year old Ruby Shadwell lost her entire family when a bomb hit the house they were living in. All alone in the world Ruby creates a family of her own with others who have been displaced by the bombing. Fred Lester her Gran’s neighbour becomes her honorary Grandfather, Beatty Price who’d lost her husband and home comes to live with them, Tommy Jenkins an orphan who’d been tricked by a Fagin like criminal and young Canadian soldier Jean-Paul Clayton. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking Ruby’s story is one that will inspire you with her grit and determination during a time of great difficulty and loss. Publishing Date November 28, 2019. #NetGalley #TheOrphanThief #GlynisPeters #HarperCollinsPublishers #HarperCollinsCanada #bookstagram #historicalfiction #harperimpulseandkillerreads #onemorechapter ( )
  nmgski | Nov 19, 2019 |
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"When all seems lost... As Hitler's bombs rain down on a battered and beleaguered Britain, Ruby Shadwell is dealt the most devastating blow - her entire family lost during the Coventry Blitz. Hope still survives... Alone and with the city in chaos, Ruby is determined to survive this war and rebuild her life. And a chance encounter with street urchin Tommy gives Ruby just the chance she needs... And love will overcome. Because Tommy brings with him Canadian Sergeant Jean-Paul Clayton. Jean-Paul is drawn to Ruby and wants to help her, but Ruby cannot bear another loss. Can love bloom amidst the ruins? Or will the war take Ruby's last chance at happiness too?"--Publisher.

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