Vivienne de la Mare gets her two young daughters ready to evacuate their home on the island of Guernsey before the Germans invade. They are waiting in line for the boat when Vivienne decides it is better for them to stay. When the Germans do arrive, a couple of them settle into the house next door. Vivienne is troubled by their presence. They are the enemy, but they are kind to her. One of the men intrigues Vivienne and they soon become lovers. She is walking a thin line, worried that people will discover her affair, but unable to stop at the same time.
I was surprisingly taken in by this book. Historical fiction is not my favorite genre. The author did quite well with this one. I would definitely recommend it.