This was the third and last book in the Star and Shamrock series and wraps up the lives of the characters who were introduced to us in the first 2 books. World War II is over and some of the children rescued by the people of Northern Ireland have been reunited with their families (very few) and others have moved to Israel with other Jewish families while still others are going to stay in Northern Ireland where they have been loved and accepted.
Liesl Bannon had the opportunity to return to Berlin as part of a debating team. She had to face her birthplace and the place where her father was killed and her mother was hidden from the Nazis by the kindness of others. During this trip, Liesl made new friends, found old friends and matured into the young woman who was waiting to bloom. In that regard, it was a coming of age book but it was so much more. It was an affirmation of the goodness and compassion of people in the face of horror. Of people who helped their neighbors, rescued children from certain death and suffered through a terrible time in human history together.
I will always be happy that I read this series even though it broke my heart at times. Jean Grainger is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading her next book.