Saturday, 11 August 2018

Book Review - Somewhere Beyond The Sea by Miranda Dickinson - #HolidayReading Book 5

Book 5 of 28 read on my holiday to Cyprus in June 2018.

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Title: Somewhere Beyond The Sea
Author: Miranda Dickinson
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: EDPR
Publisher: Pan
Publication Date: 14th June 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

Can you fall in love with someone before you’ve even met?

Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built – while grieving for his loss – she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes.

Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he’s just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope.

Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it’s on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it.

Both have reason to fight – Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for?

Miranda Dickinson's Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it.

What a charming story that is so uplifting and tells the story of Seren and Jack in alternating chapters.

Seren is campaigning on her late fathers behalf to preserve a local building from development. 

Jack is a recently widowed single dad to 7 year old Nessie and is trying to do the best for his little girl even if it means working for a large building company,

What neither of them know is that there is a connection between them from the first few pages that involves on one level magic and mermaids!

Two people both just trying to do their best by their loved ones and neither necessarily following their own hearts. 

i loved all the various characters and also the story behind the building that is at the heart of it all. 

The majority of the book takes place over a 5 or 6 week period where i will say both characters lives change a lot, and in that we also get some great campaigning on both sides. 

It is another wonderful book by Miranda Dickinson, and is perfect for those long lazy summer evenings, wishing you were in Cornwall!

Thank you to EDPR for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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