Tea with Mr. Churchill blends vivid imagery, subtle humor, and historical veracity into a story that reads with the brightness and depth of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Her books will appeal to children and adults as they bring warm perspective to the legendary man whose character was often hidden by his public image as “The British Bulldog”.
“I don’t like my new home,” she frowned. Then her face brightened. “But I like this place very much!” He was rocking on his toes, hands behind his back, smiling. “My home is called Chartwell Miss Wallis. It’s my own little country basket. I always say a day away from Chartwell is a day wasted. I’m very glad you like it.” She had never met anyone like this big man with a baby face, twinkly eyes, and a gruff sort of voice. She reached out and took his hand. “I think we are going to be good friends Mr. Churchill.” Winston Churchill was rarely at a loss for words, but for a long moment he could not speak. He had not met anyone quite like this little girl. “My dear Miss Wallis, I could not be more delighted. You must come again. I haven’t shown you the horses, and geese and goats! And of course we must have an excellent tea together.” She shook his hand goodbye and hurried back to her aunt’s. It had been the most wonderful day. Perhaps, just the littlest perhaps, she could be happy here.-Tea with Mr. Churchill/JOY by MaryAnn Minatra
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