Friday 29 July 2016

Review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

The Postcard
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.

Claire's Review 3.5 stars!

Firstly, this is a nice little story, with well written characters and well described settings. I love Cornwall so it was lovely to read a book in the fab Cornish setting. A nice easy book to read and perfect for those summer holidays on the beach or maybe even in Cornwall :)

Even though I did enjoy this story, I did find parts to be very long winded, and felt that they could have told bits of the story much quicker. There were odd short paragraphs thrown into chapters which to me made the chapters feel a bit out of sync and would have been better, expanded or left out if not important.

I found the story to be rather predictable, but that didn't stop the enjoyment and I would still recommend this to anyone who enjoys easy summers reads.

Overall I did enjoy this book, a few small changes and it would improve to a 5 star read for me. My last little niggle was that it had a tiny bit of a cliff hanger ending which felt very rushed and I felt as though pages were missing. I will defiantly need to read the next book though to find out what happens!

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