Set just after WWII, this is the story of Evie, her returned G.I. father, her glamorous yet unhappy mother, and a journey they take to the heat and humidity of Summertime Florida where they meet the filmstar-gorgeous Peter – and where their lives unravel.
You can read this book for the wonderful characters, for the mystery, for the lightly-written period detail that makes you feel as if you know the time inside out, or you can read it to know more about Evie, the girl on the cusp of being a woman, the girl who lies, to herself and others – and who is lied to by everyone. All of these reasons make it a fantastic read – all of them combined make it a fabulous one.
Recommended by Leonie Flynn
• Try some of Judy Blundell’s own recommendations – read about them in the interview that follows in the next blog entry.