As my book is published - I am also prepariing to run the London Marathon! One of the characters in my novel discovers running when he is widowed and it gives him a new sense of purpose. As he runs, he discovers that he is capable of more than he dreamed and passes that confidence onto others. I'm not sure what time i will finish in, but crossing the line, like finishing this book will be a great moment.
The firts review for my book by a reader on Amazon read 'A beautiful story from Lynne Chitty. She painted a picture of Skye that makes me want to go! Her characters drew me into their tragic family story from their individual perspectives, and show the impact strangers can have. I now want to read the sequel! '
I may well write a sequel but I'n not sure i will tackle another Marathon. BUT.... Never say never!!
A little slow to start, as trying to stay in touch with who is who. Three main characters, of Eliza, and her mother Edith and half-brother Marcus. Eliza is on vacation to the Isle of Skye when she finds out her brother has been released early from prison. Her mother is bed-ridden, and her brother is arrogant and cruel. Most of the story has each character with their own section in each chapter, so the reader hears all three voices. Interesting way to write, and works well. A sad story, and made me weep for all that Eliza and Edith went through because of him. Not a HEA at the end, but there is hope for a better tomorrow. Would recommend this book and author.
by Kaye Temanson
Gripping from page 1, the characters gradual revelation of how their lives are shaped and scarred by events in their intertwining lives. Short, beautifully descriptive readable chapters leave you longing to read more, I couldn't put it down till i'd read it all.
A beautiful, insightful and at times painful story, powerfully drawing me into the lives of the characters. I am eager to read a sequel Lynne!
Lynne lives and works at a retreat centre in Devon having been Deacon at Gloucester Cathedral. She is passionate about animal welfare and a life long Spurs fan. She writes for ROOTS and Quiet Spaces and has a short story in the ebook Offshore by Ann Cleeves.