Thursday 21 March 2013

Book Review - Winter Storms by Lucy Oliver

Normally the books that I review on this blog are children's ones, but when I was contacted by Lucy Oliver, the author of Winter Storms, and asked if I would like to review her book, I couldn't say no.

I have tremendous admiration for anyone that can write a book. I also love reading, love supporting books from new authors, and I knew that if I committed to writing a review then I would definitely be making time for myslf to prioritise reading and actually finishing the book!

Winter Storms is set in Cornwall, a part of the country that I love. The book tells the story of Carly, who broke up with her lover Daniel after blaming him for a sailing accident that forced her to give up the sport and put an end to her Olympic hopes. She stayed behind and built a new life for herself in the small Cornish village where they grew up, while he went on to find sailing fame. Carly's life is thrown into disarray when Daniel returns and hopes to pick up where they left off.

I very much enjoyed this book. The story flowed really well, and I really wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. One thing that really struck me about the writing was the characterisation - the characters were fully rounded and developed, even the minor characters. The descriptions in the book are also fantastic, making the people and events totally believable. I'd really recommend it!

I was sent a Kindle copy of the book to review

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review! I'm delighted you enjoyed it.


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