Author Diney Costeloe
Publisher Head of Zeus
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind.
Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children’s home.
With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now?
What did I think?
Now, I’ll shamefully admit that The Girl With No Name has been on my TBR shelf since 2016 (disappointing, I know!) and when I was offered the chance to participate in the ‘Married Girls’ blog tour (book #2) I knew I had to dig it out and get it read first! I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read it sooner because it’s a book that kept me entertained throughout!
I can imagine it’s quite challenging to write about a topic as over-written as WW2 but Diney Costeloe has done a fantastic job with The Girl With No Name. You instantly get wrapped up in the lives of Lisa and those around her and you get a feel or what WW2 London was really like. Descriptive writing is such an invaluable skill as it can add so much more depth and detail to a book – Diney Costeloe has this skill and she works it in to The Girl With No Name perfectly.
The characters in The Girl With No Name are relatable and believable. Every character has their own back story so it often feels like you know them personally. It makes it that much more of an enjoyable read! After finishing this, it makes me excited to get stuck in to ‘Married Girls’ because if it’s anything like The Girl With No Name then I know I’m in for a great read!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?