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Top Customer Reviews
Also unbelievable was that a 17 year old child coming out of care would be allowed to rent a disused pumphouse with a damp problem and live there on her own.
The main drama in the story comes from the relationships between Laura, Beth, Willow, Simon (Laura's ex husband and Beth's father) and Willow's mother. Vince the social worker is worked into the mix from time to time, but this is primarily a story of female relationships, mothers, daughters and friends. Maybe I should have read the description more carefully, not having had children of my own, I found the relationship dramas somewhat tiresome.
An undemanding read.
The story caught me very early on and there is a certain element of something dark and sinister that surrounds the story. Willow has a man named Vince from Social Services who wants the best for Willow. Laura isn't sure whether Willow is a damaged and vulnerable young woman, or somebody who has become a danger to herself and others through her past secrets surrounding her mother. The story was something of a mystery to me in one respect, but in another it made perfect sense. Yes, I know, sometimes I don't make sense even in my own head! There are certain events that take place which set to shock the reader, and I especially didn't like one event which puts Beth in danger!Read more ›
Mostly this is a story about motherhood, womanhood, female relationships and adapting to change and will appeal to a wide range of readers although especially Mums with teenage daughters.
The Mum in the story, Laura, is a divorced single Mother to Beth, 12 years old, who is riddled with pre teen angst, puberty and asthma. Her struggles to fit in, avoid being bullied and attempts to be one of the in crowd, mirror her Mums struggles to say and do the right things to her daughter and often end up making cringingly awful yet minor mistakes which alienate rather than support.
It took me right back to my early teen years!
Into their lives floats Willow, a teenager in care with a bit of a past at 17 young enough to be a friend to Beth, but will her influence be a good one and when she becomes a tenant of the small pump house cottage owned by Laura bringing her social worker Vince, and her own teenage insecurities into their lives what repercussions will this have.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
‘Ninepins’ is the name of an old house in the Cambridgeshire fens. It’s near a dyke, and has a pump-house which works as a guest flat, and has been let out to a series of students. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sue
Nicely written and a good plot, however I felt the story was way too slow a pace for my liking.Published on 28 Aug. 2014 by Mrs Gill Rowlands
Ninepins is an absolute gem. The countryside of the fens is described with such passion that it becomes a character in its own right, adding a subtle underlying menace. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2014 by Kate
I love Rosy Thornton's books. They are relaxing, holiday reads, well written with wonderful, real characters. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by MarilynD
I found this book difficult to put down. A sensitive way of confronting adult heartbreak ending in hope. I recommend.Published on 14 Jan. 2014 by MaryJane
The 1st reason I loved it was the fab descriptions of the beautiful fens, having grown up in the fens it took me back there, she described it so well it was like I was there with... Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2013 by Mme Vicky Finlay
Atmospheric, gently paced but with totally believable and engaging characters, and with a powerful sense of place. A delightful read. Recommended.Published on 26 July 2013 by Geoffrey Gudgion
All the mix you need, single parent, adolescent just coming out of care, social worker, and mentally I'll mother. Read morePublished on 4 July 2013 by Rita Eagles
Totally realistic and not at all far fetched I enjoyed reading this book immensely. The characters were well defined, and I felt like I was an observer just standing in the... Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by Alison Barry
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