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Sophie knows she has a mother out there somewhere. Even though Charlies, found her floating in the English channel after a shipwreck, no one can convince Sophie otherwise. When they threaten to take Sophie away because Charles wasn't seen a perfect guardian for a young girl, the two run away to France.
I really enjoyed this story. This is my second Katherine Rundell story and this was a much more whimsical story. I loved the exploration a young infant being able to remember her mother. I loved that no matter what anyone told her Sophie never stopped believing in herself.
I really loved Sophie and Charles's family dynamic. Charles was one of my favorite characters. He wasn't caught up with social rules or etiquette. He wanted Sophie to grow up in a loving and nurturing home. He indulged her in so many ways but he also installed a love of books and music.
I can see why so many people adore Rundell's work and why so many people consider this a new classic. It capture the perfect balance between magic, family, and adventure.
I give this book a B+
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.