Sometimes we need a book which can be described as having, “A light scampering style.” This was written to perfection. A universal theme, a deeply emotional story, the characters are sympathetic and well drawn. The reader is drawn into Felicity’s life and we care about her from that moment on. ‘Simon’s Fel’ will carry you spellbound until the gripping end. It’s a quick easy read to be devoured! I award this book 4 stars.
by Felicity Gibson
5 out of 5 stars
An intriguing novel that will keep you turning the pages. If you're looking for a dose of human kindness, you'll find it in this story.
by Georgia Hamilton
3 out of 5 stars
An adequate book. I read this on a flight from Pittsburgh to Miami, so it is a short book. The online synopsis drew me in as it indicated the plot contained a mystery. However, once I was a quarter of the way into the book, I found that I was able to predict what would happen. I did find that I was looking for more dialogue between the characters and atmosphere-building. The book felt more like an essay than a novel. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable easy read.
by Ann Korabik
3 out of 5 stars
Nothing like a post-traumatic, get-your-life-together novel, that also features a charming derelict cottage in Devon! Felicity’s abusive husband is dead (she didn’t kill him, more’s the pity) and she does the thing where she shakes off all the trappings of her previous life and heads out into the unknown. Luckily, Lissy is independently wealthy, and her purchase of said charming derelict cottage goes off without a hitch — except insofar as she is challenged by Simon, whose antagonistic behaviour soon turns into something else entirely. You won’t find many narrative shocks along the way, and it takes some getting into, but otherwise, thoroughly enjoyable — and provided even more charming derelict cottage fantasy fuel!
by Susan Conley
I was born and educated in Reigate, Surrey. I mostly worked in Office Administration after bringing up my son and daughter, now have three lovely grandchildren. I joined the Territorial Army in 1885 and have the distinction of becoming the first female Sergeant in 6/7 Queens Territorial Army Regiment. Retired now and living in Devon, enjoying life to the full since being widowed for the second time in 2012.