Article Title

Wait for Me


Caroline Leech


Excellent, Young Adult, Caroline Leech, Teen Romance, World War II, Historical Fiction, Scotland

Document Type

Book Review


It is 1945 and World War II has yet to end. Lorna Anderson’s days are filled with working on her family’s farm, going to school with her best friend Iris, and trying to not worry about her two brothers who are away fighting. Lorna is shocked when her father allows Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, to work on their Scottish farm. At first, his presence on the farm worries her, but when she gets to know Paul she realizes that he isn’t so different. Despite the ongoing tensions around them, the two grow to care for each other. When people in town discover their young romance, disapproving rumors spread. Miraculously, the war in Europe ends and people begin to soften towards the idea of Paul and Lorna being together.