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Pleasant enough, but nowhere near her best
on 10 September 2016
This novel, seems to set out to be a gentle tale of the heroine, Jane's, return from California to her native Scotland. She has left her widowed father behind, and is delighted at the chance to return to her grandmother's house and the old haunts of her childhood. Her she meets up with Sinclair, her cousin, to whom she has always been close.
The descriptions of the sea and the landscape are beautifully done, and much of the book is enjoyable. But the dramatic events towards the end of the novel don't really tally with its original style and feel, and I cannot reconcile this book with the same writer who produced the wonderful The Shellseekers. This is fine for a fairly short, pleasant read, but I wouldn't really recommend it.