Blue Skies & Gunfire

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Random House UK, Jan 3, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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When Josie is evacuated to her aunt and uncle’s farm during the war, she meets and falls in love with Jumbo, a happy-go-lucky optimistic young man who doesn’t let his disability interrupt a life full of fun. Their relationship takes off, despite the difficulties of the war, which interrupts their idyll from time to time with stories of tragedy and death.

But when Josie meets Chris, Jumbo’s heroic fighter pilot brother, she experiences feelings that are out of control: is this what real love feels like? She is torn between the two young men — one, steady and loving, the other wayward and challenging. Yet it may not be her choice to make, as the German attack on England becomes more and more

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User Review  - Jenni - Goodreads

This book sparked my interest at the library as a slightly romantic historic fiction book...It met most of my requirements, quite short yet engaging, but I felt that there was something missing - the ... Read full review

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THERE ARE VERY FEW BORN STORY-TELLERS. K.M. PEYTON IS ONE OF THEM' The Times Kathleen M Peyton is a top-selling author of more than thirty novels, the best-known of which is FLAMBARDS which, with its sequels, was made into a TV serial. She lives in Essex with her husband.