When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time a plane flies overhead. Though the war is being waged across the Atlantic, Charlotte begins to feel its danger, as her brother George defies their parents and enlists in the Navy.
After months of receiving letters from overseas, suddenly there is no word from him - has the unthinkable happened and George's ship been sunk by a German submarine?
Charlotte Twiss's diary shows her innermost feelings about her life on the Canadian homefront, as she helps her war guests "settle in" and wonders whether her brother is safe from harm.
JEAN LITTLE is one of Canada's best-loved children's writers. She is a member of the Order of Canada and her contribution to the acclaimed Dear Canada series, Orphan at My Door, won the CLA Book of the Year Award in 2002. She is the author of more than 30 books including From Anna, Mine for Keeps, Once Upon a Golden Apple, and Stars Come Out Within. Her website is www.jeanlittle.com.