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Sir Read-A-Lot's Review,
This review is from: To the Fair Land (Paperback)
At first I found the story to be lacking pace, but it was soon apparent that Lucienne Boyce writes in a style that makes you want to savour every word and the soak up the atmosphere created by her descriptions of the characters and their surroundings. As the story unfolds, you realise that the gentle pace is compelling and each new facet of the story creeps up on you, gripping your imagination.
Her research is flawless and she writes in a style that could have you thinking it was written nearer the time in which the novel is set, rather than 200 years later. Her characters are well formed, their human qualities and failings are revealed in rich detail and once their motivations are revealed, you will realise your initial preconceptions were completely wrong. The "big secret" will, I am sure, be a shock to many. It is a subject matter that is anathema to people at large - both in present day and in the past - but Lucienne writes it sensitively without losing any of the emotion such a controversial topic will evoke.
"To The Fair Land" is a truly breathtaking book that will surprise you.. The standard of the book, from start to finish, is superior to any book I have read this year. The collaboration of Lucienne Boyce and Silverwood Books clearly demonstrates that independent publishing can compete with mainstream and, in this case, surpass the expected standard by country mile.
I give "To The Fair Land" 5 Stars.