Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Excellent historical fiction for YA. Based on real events, the author tells the story of Lorna, a Scottish young woman at the end of WWII living near a prisoner of war camp. With men off fighting and labor left wanting, German and Italian prisoners were leased out for day work. Here Lorna meets Paul, a former German soldier from Dresden, badly scarred from Normandy. They strike up a close friendship in a village far too small to tolerate the humanity of the enemy.
Well written, rich with heart and history.