Tuesday 15 May 2012

Review - Shelter by Frances Greenslade

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

jaffa's rating 4 paws - he loved the cat called Cinnamon !

Maggie and Jenny share a home with their parents in Duchess Creek, British Columbia. Maggie, the tomboy rides through the rural landscape with her father, learns to make a shelter from fallen logs and runs wild in the forest with her cat, Cinnamon. When double tragedy strikes, the girls are left to fend for themselves, but Maggie, always the more resilient of the two, remembers her father’s instructions on how to look after herself, and her sister.
Maggie is an authoritative heroine, and is the real star of this beautifully written coming of age novel. With the wild and raw scenery of British Columbia as the backdrop, we witness a powerful story of love, loss and the power of redemption.
This beautifully written story invokes the splendour of wild, open skies, the insecurity of loss, and the oppressive nature of two girls caught up in emotional turmoil. I really enjoyed it.

My thanks to NetGalley for an advance e-copy to review on behalf of Simon and Schuster Inc (Free Press)

Jaffa and I are delighted to have been mentioned by Frances Greenslade on her website and wish her continued success with her writing career.

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