Saturday 2 May 2015

Review ~ Remarkable Things by Deirdre Palmer

Crooked Cat Publishing
5 May 2015

When Gus Albourne inherits a pretty village property from his Aunt Augusta, he interested to know why he is the sole beneficiary and as he searches for answers, he finds that unspoken secrets about his own life start to emerge.

Millie Hope is desperate to find her missing daughter, Karen, and when a family tragedy disturbs the equilibrium; her search for Karen becomes even more urgent. In a roundabout sort of way, Gus and Millie’s lives start to come together and even though they share confidences, their growing attraction is hampered by the secrets they are both adept at keeping rather too well hidden.

What then follows is an interesting and well written look at the vagaries of modern life and of all too often we become hampered by the secrets of the past. The story drew me in from the beginning and I found that I had immense sympathy for both Gus and Millie. They are both likeable protagonists and as their stories starts to unravel, you can’t help but become emotionally attached to both of them, and hope that things work out for them.

There is no doubt that the author has a keen eye for detail. Her writing is confident and assured and will I am sure, appeal to those who enjoy well written contemporary fiction. It’s a perfect book to curl up with, preferably on a sunny afternoon in the garden, but equally as enthralling on cosy evening by the fire.

I really enjoyed Remarkable Things and look forward to more books by this talented author.

Available now for pre-order on Amazon and to be published on the 5 May 2015

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Deirdre Palmer

My thanks to to Deirdre for sharing her book with Jaffareadstoo in advance of its publication


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