I know I'm not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I will tell you that as soon as I saw the cover on Amazon, I added The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbees to the list of books I wanted to read.
Then, to add to my desire to read this book was my friend, Kristin's glowing recommendation.
I started The Secret of Raven Point on my iPad, using my kindle app during our all day in-service on Friday night. By Saturday afternoon as we sat at a friend's house watching a football game (and a good game at that), I was trying to find any reason to sneak my iPad out and continue reading.
Juliet Dufresne and her brother, Tuck, have had a sheltered life in South Carolina until World War II breaks out. Her brother decides to enlist, and after he is MIA, Juliet goes overseas to work as a Red Cross nurse. Although her goal is to find someone who knew her brother, and therefore give some closure to what happened to Tuck, Juliet is also finding herself a bit as well- growing up quickly as she cares for the wounded and dying.
The mystery of what became of Tuck takes a few twists and turns, which created a bit of suspense as I read. Vanderbees resolution is satisfying, although not what I expected.
I still have an earlier novel, Strangers at the Feast, by Vanderbees that I am excited to dig into after reading The Secret of Raven Point.