Sunday, 22 July 2012
To Turn Full Circle by Linda Mitchelmore
Life in Devon in 1909 is hard and unforgiving, especially for young Emma Le Goff, whose mother and brother die in curious circumstances, leaving her totally alone in the world. While she grieves, her callous landlord Reuben Jago claims her home and belongings. His son Seth is deeply attracted to Emma and sympathises with her desperate need to find out what really happened, but all his attempts to help only incur his father's wrath. When mysterious fisherman Matthew Caunter comes to Emma's rescue, Seth is jealous at what he sees and seeks solace in another woman. However, he finds that forgetting Emma is not as easy as he hoped. Matthew is kind and charismatic, but handsome Seth is never far from Emma's mind. Whatever twists and turns her life takes, it seems there is always something - or someone - missing.
When I pick up a book published by Choc Lit Publishers I know I will be reading a fantastic story and this book is no disappointment.
This is the first novel written by Linda Mitchelmore and is a brilliant debut novel. The book is written in a style which does not include much description but concentrates more on dialogue and the story.
It features a strong family theme and also tells the story of a small fishing village. The main character is a strong female who wants to make her own way in a male dominated times.
This is the first book in a trilogy and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next instalment by Mitchelmore.
This book would be the perfect book to be added to any holiday bag this summer or to pick up to relax in the sun for a lazy afternoon spent reading!
Thank you to the publishers, Choc Lit Publishers, for sending me the book to review.