I love English seaside books mainly because of the talent of authors to paint the setting and take the reader right there to the coastline. This book is no exception and Britton paints the landscape with sound knowledge and expertise. From reading reviews I can see that this is a book that has links to other characters the location is very familiar for Britton but this book stands alone and therefore you don’t need to have read others to be able to follow the story.
Ella was just a baby, and Henry two years old when their mother, Sennen who was 17 at the time, walked out on her children, leaving them to be brought up by her parents.
Fast forward to now and Ella and Henry are grown up, and have mixed feelings towards the mum the barely remember or knew. However things are about to come to a head, when she returns to Cornwall.
The book spans three generations and throughout, the reader gets a chance to see each one and the stories that have been spun to take them where they are today. Heartwarming and emotive, this is a great Summer read – easy to get into and at times hard to tear yourself away. This is a beautifully written, well-paced novel about loss, secrets, redemption and acceptance.
Publication date: 22nd February 2017
Published by: Harper Collins
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Thank you to Harper Collins for the opportunity to read this book – as always in exchange for an honest review.