Violet Bradshaw is a fourteen year old girl, living with her family of nine in Eastbourne, Great Britain. Due to certain circumstances, her father decides to move the family to New York. Violet is forced to leave behind everything she knows in this pivotal change - including her best friend Lillian Prescott. Violet is faced with the possibility of never seeing her friend since childhood again.
I thought it was well written for being someone's first novel. Elizabeth Rose wrote it in first-person which (to me, anyway) is difficult to write well. I like how Violet and her family are Christians, but she doesn't make that a huge center focus of the book. She puts it in just when needed and I like that.
The family is very sweet and solidly built (something greatly lacking in today's world) . . .