I think these three books are moving, powerful novels that are timeless classics you can read again and again. Ten year old Norah is reluctantly evacuated with her oblivious brother Gavin, who is five. They stay in a luxurious mansion in Canada with Florence and Mary Drummond. Norah uncomfortably stays there and Gavin is enriched with his new splendour. In book 2, you meet Norah faced with growing up without the aid of a mother in Gairloch, their summer cottage in Muskoka where they both adapted to quickly. Accompanied by the "Drummond Clan" who are all the Drummond cousins they are both caught in a whirlwind of love and partying, well at least Norah is. Cousin Andrew is towering down on them ans she is desperately in love with him. In book three, Norah is fifteen and Gavin is ten. His life is Canadian, whereas Norah is a mixture. Suddenly a tragedy hits them all, when their parents are killed. Gavin isn't that sad, but Norah is. Their Grandfather comes to live with them in Canada, wanting to get custody of them and take them back to England. Stubborn Florence Drummond is not happy about this arrangement, and secretly tries to adopt Gavin, who sticks by her. Soon, though, Gavin cracks and goes to England, where the cold and aching "home" sickness is too painful for him to endure, and you are left with a touching letter to his "family" where he is very diplomatic despite his feelings inside.