Sealed with a Secret: 06/28/17
Sealed with a Secret by Lisa Schroeder opens in Paris. While shopping with her family for antiques, Phoebe finds a gorgeous and valuable compact. Inside she finds a note from a young woman who was evacuated during the bombing of England. There's also a spell that promises to reunite separated loved ones.
As Phoebe and her sister have had a falling out over an American boy, she decides the spell is her last chance to mend fences. With the help of a neighbor friend she decides to recreate the spell — something which takes her through the history of London during WWII.
It's a quiet little book with just enough adventure to keep one turning the pages. It's clearly a book about London written by an American for Americans as each chapter is centered on a uniquely British word or phrase. The book, though, has a similar appeal to Maureen Johnson's books, specifically 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Suite Scarlett.