The next book that I am going to review is The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson.
This is a fantastic novel by a great author. It is about an eighteen year old Russian countess (Anna) who is forced to flee her country, leaving all her riches and wonderful life behind her, in 1917. She reaches England with nothing but her old governess, Miss Pinfold aka Pinny, her ill mother and her little brother. Anna understands that there must be something she can do to help and she soon secures herself with a job as a servant for an English aristocratic family. But Anna gradually starts to fall in love with the young earl of the family and as she does so it gets harder and harder for her real identity to remain anything more than a secret.