Saturday, 8 June 2019

BOOK REVIEW - The Path to the Sea by Liz Fenwick

* I was sent an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you HQ for this opportunity.*



Hey lovelies, welcome back!

Overlooking St Austell bay is Boskenna. With it’s white-washed walls, flourishing gardens and breath-taking views it is a picturesque image of Cornwall. But inside there are secrets long hidden. As Joan, Diana and Lottie reunite there one last time those secrets are bursting to be discovered and could change their lives forever. 
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Liz for a while now and within the first few pages my heart filled with pride as I thought “my friend wrote this”. That alone would have been reason enough to carry on reading, but the effortless writing, dynamic characters and captivating plot made this book un-put-downable. 
Written from the perspective of three women, a mother, daughter and granddaughter, The Path to the Sea by Liz Fenwick is a beautiful summer story that tells the tale of a family still reeling from the events of one fateful summers evening fifty-six years ago. Consisting of alternate flashback chapters nestled between present day we see the incident form from both angels which makes for an enthralling read.
As someone who’s visited Cornwall many times, and currently lives on the wrong side of the bridge, the setting was easy to visualise and made the plot all the more enchanting. Her variant weather conditions in the novel rang true and made it clear Liz is accustomed to the county. Anyone who’s visited Cornwall will know how irregular the forecast is!  
With the sun shining one day and torrential rain the next, I felt like I was holidaying in Cornwall while reading this, making it the perfect summer read. The beautiful writing and unexpected plot twists reignited a love for the duchy I didn’t realise I had lost.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-path-to-the-sea/liz-fenwick/9780008324612
     

Friday, 31 May 2019

MAY WRAP-UP

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Introducing a brand new feature happening here on KellyTalks… a monthly wrap-up. What a month May has been! I've handed in my last two assignments at uni, finished my foundation year and started my new job. 

Clearly, this months theme was Greek myths (thank you independent project) and I actually loved all of these books. Personally, Mythos was my favourite. There was something about Fry's writing that really appealed to me.  

I've now broken up for the summer and I plan to spend my days reading and working, bliss!