Friday, 20 April 2018

Book Review - The Postcard by Fern Britton - #HolidayReading Book 30

Book 30 of 30 that I read on my holiday to Fuerteventura in December 2017

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Title: The Postcard
Author: Fern Britton
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: 29th June 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . .

Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she’s estranged from her mother and sister. For years she’s kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they’ve been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything.

Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Now she’s here to search for everything missing in her life. Taken under Penny’s broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn’t lie in the past at all.

Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Wonderful return to Trevay and great to see Penny Leighton again, in this new novel from Fern Britton. 

Thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Penny even more, having already met her in A Seaside Affair, although this is a completely new story and could easily be read as a standalone.  Penny is struggling a bit to juggle work and being a mother, and its starting to get to her a bit. She really isn't herself and the last thing she needs is her estranged sister trying to get in touch with her. 

I loved getting to know Penny and all the other people in Pendruggan, including her new neighbours Adam and Kit. I also really enjoyed Ella's storyline and can't help but think this isn't the last that we have seen of her, at least I hope it isn't. 

Given how much I love books set in Cornwall, this was a really lovely story, that had a great community feel to it, and was just a joy to read.  It was also a relatively quick read for me as I read the whole of it on a plane journey home from the Canary Islands, and it kept me awake, and entertained for the duration of the flight.  

Always love reading Fern Britton's books and can't wait for more by this lovely author. 

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

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