The English German Girl deals with tough WWII stuff but never descends into graphic violence or sex. It is a story about a young German girl who ends up being evacuated to England - how she ended up being evacuated and what happened to her afterwards.
It's a debut novel by Simons and is all the more impressive for that. The delicacy with which the book is written is fabulous.
Although this is a fictional story, it is based on real events which had huge impacts on the lives of Jewish families.
I am so glad I read this book and hope you will find it as engrossing and ultimately uplifting as I did.