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One to recommend - Speedwell (The Katherine Wheel Book 3)
12 August 2015
Wow!! To put it in the vernacular of the era of Speedwell, what a rip-roaring boo!. I loved it. Weaved against the background of life in the nineteen twenties, the story of the protagonist, Katy Phipps, continues with as many joys and tragedies that have haunted her all her life. It is obvious that Alex Martin has done her research thoroughly of the world in which her characters move. In this latest of the Katherine Wheel novels the characters have grown and developed. The story of Katy and Jem, struggling to make a success of their garage, of the affluent Cassandra Flintock-Smythe and her American husband Douglas, living in style on their Wiltshire estate, run parallel - but are inextricable joined together. As I read, I felt the various emotions that they did; the laughter, the triumphs, the anger, the despair. I've loved all three of this author’s books; I admire her style of writing and the density of sense of place. But I have to say, this one is my favourite. I don’t give spoilers in my reviews but here’s just a hint; fortunes cam be changed. And the joys of success can sometimes go hand in hand with utter sorrow. I thoroughly recommend Alex Martin’s Speedwell and I guarantee that, once you start reading this novel, you won't be able to stop. And, if you're like me, when you've finished, you'll start reading it all over again!