Jessica Chambers interview and giveaway for Voices on the Waves is HERE
Author: Jessica Chambers
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Published: Sept 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60435-786-8 (ebook)
Author's Website: http://www.jessicachambers.co.uk/blog/
Rating 5/5 with merits!!
The cover on this is very tranquil and inviting, and is a fabulous reflection of the book. Warm, peaceful and completely inviting, this book reeled me in and had me fascinated from start to finish. As a reader the warmth within the pages invites you to delve in and read more, if you enjoy people watching, then you really should read this!
All the characters are unique, with their own stories to tell, I could give you a really good in depth peek into each and every character in the book, I've come to know them well and have empathy with all of them through the compassionate, believable storyline. I don't want to ruin the characters or the plot in any way, so I'll let you know that my favorite character is the very perceptive Karenza, whose no nonsense approach and bold behavior was enjoyable and refreshing.
Voices on the Waves has a lot within it's pages, it's so detailed and well thought out. Every character comes to life and they reveal their own lives as the story unwinds. It's really compassionate, and tinged with tangible regret and longing which is touchingly real, as it touches on a lot of subjects...illness, grief, character traits, and a full spectrum of experiences to get your teeth into. The thing I come away most with from this book is the empathy with each and every one of the characters. A thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring read, which is well researched, and a book I could happily read again.
"When Faye Wakefield runs a competition offering nine lucky winners a two-week holiday at her beautiful farmhouse retreat in Cornwall, she promises an experience they will never forget. However, even Faye could not have imagined how bringing these people together would change their lives forever.
Just as she hoped, the competition yields a diverse mixture of characters: a shy young woman with troubled eyes, a womanizing business tycoon, an interior designer ruled by her need for independence, a retired nurse, and an Irishman with an affiliation for the whisky bottle. Yet, as sparks begin to fly and the guests share their long-suppressed secrets, only Faye knows of her ulterior motive for inviting them all under her roof."
You can read an excerpt and buy the ebook at Red Rose Publishing