The Morning Gift
Written by Eva Ibbotson
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
The story of this marvellous romance begins in Vienna, then moves to London – the gloomy, tense London of 1939 when the reception for refugees like Ruth and her family was meaner than we’d like to think. It’s a journey Ibbotson herself took, but Ruth’s story has all the elements of a fairy tale. To escape the Nazis she marries a family friend, paleontologist Quinton Somerville. When divorce proves harder to get than either of them imagined, fate throws them together and gives them time to fall in love. Ruth and Quint are delightful characters, as are the supporting cast of relations – passionate Viennese and reserved British. In all fairy stories there is always grief, but there’s also reward for being honest, faithful and good. Ruth gets her happy ending, and it will make readers’ hearts sing. ~ Andrea Reece
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
- Charnell Vevers - 'If you want to read a book that will immerse you in history, a beautiful setting and an adorable romance, this is definitely a book for you.'
- Kush Melwani - 'A really beautifully written story.'
- Edel Waugh - 'Eva is a beautiful writer who can capture a city so well and make you feel like you are really there and you feel real empathy for her characters and their situations. A delightful book.'
- Hannah Ward - 'A very detailed story which is perfect to curl up with.'
- Catherine Bryce - 'A truly enchanting love story set against the trials of falling in love during the War.'
- Janet Gilliard - 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The gentle storytelling makes a welcome change.'
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler's forces invade, Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and, in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini ...
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
26th March 2015
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