“A glowing story of friendship, growth, and a steadfast first love, as teenage Maisie negotiates the forests of the heart and of World War II Scotland with equal determination.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity
A romantic historical YA novel featuring strong female characters from the acclaimed author of Wait for Me.
It’s 1942, and as the war rages in Europe, Maisie McCall is in the Scottish Highlands swinging an axe for the Women’s Timber Corps. Maisie relishes her newfound independence working alongside other lumberjacks—including the mysterious John Lindsay.
As Maisie and John work side by side felling trees together, Maisie can’t help but feel that their friendship has the spark of something more to it. And yet every time she gets close to him, John pulls away. It’s not until Maisie rescues John from a terrible logging accident that he begins to open up to her about the truth of his past, and the pain he’s been hiding.
Suddenly everything is more complicated than Maisie expected. And as she helps John untangle his shattered history, she must decide if she’s willing to risk her heart to help heal his. But in a world devastated by war, love might be the only thing left that can begin to heal what’s broken.
About the Author
Caroline Leach is a Scottish writer who moved to Texas for an adventure ten years ago. She lives in Houston with her husband and three teenage children. Wait for Me was her debut novel, followed by In Another Time. She can be found online at www.carolineleech.com.
“A glowing story of friendship, growth, and a steadfast first love, as teenage Maisie negotiates the forests of the heart and of World War II Scotland with equal determination.” — Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity
“In Another Time enthralls with strong and compassionate characters. Maisie McCall is the heroine we all need!” — Jessica Brockmole, internationally bestselling author of Letters from Skye
“A slow-burning, character-driven exploration of the lingering scars left by war.” — Booklist
PRAISE FOR WAIT FOR ME: “Wait for Me shines a beautifully written light on the precarious nature of love and war. This is a book that makes you want to curl up with a cuppa and read straight through til the morning.” — Kathi Appelt, National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor Winner
“Caroline Leech’s Wait for Me is a delicately written love story, ideal for history and non-history fans alike. It offers everything I crave from a historical novel: a gorgeously evoked setting, an intrepid heroine, and a knee-weakening romance. This book is not to be missed. ” — Anne Blankman, author of The Prisoner of Night and Fog series and Traitor Angels
“A sweetly engaging and richly authentic historical romance. WAIT FOR ME charms and satisfies.” — Joy Preble, author of the bestselling Dreaming Anastasia series
“Compelling, moving and beautifully written, this extraordinary debut novel is rich with history, conflict and tension. The romance between the two main characters is delicious and quietly captured my heart. Caroline Leech is an exceptional storyteller and I can’t wait to read her next book.” — Sarah Alexander, author of THE ART OF NOT BREATHING
“Sweet romance.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Historical fiction, forbidden romance, and a coming-of-age tale combine into a memorable story.” — School Library Journal
“The book is as satisfying as one of housekeeper Mrs. Mack’s delectable scones.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)