by Elisabeth McNeill
Narrated by Angela Ness
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Pub Date 1 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 3 Jul 2021
When a Scottish village is struck by grief, those left behind must help one another find hope.
It is 1881, and when a violent storm devastates the Scottish fishing village of Eyemouth, few families escape unscathed. Newlywed Rosabelle Maltman loses her husband, and her mother-in-law Effie loses her husband and three sons. For these women and their neighbours in the close-knit community, life will never be the same again. Yet as the months pass, the women must learn to look to the future, to live and to love again.
A dramatic and heart-breaking saga based on true events for fans of Ellie Dean, Anna Jacobs and the Netflix series Outlander.
|DURATION||9 Hours, 20 Minutes|
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 6 members
Set in Scotland the fishing village of Eyemouth is a superstitious village, certain things must be counteracted by certain words or bad luck will occur. Someone brought bad luck to the village on the day of the storm.
I really enjoyed this book I was gripped from the beginning. The struggles the women faced were heartbreaking when the men, all breadwinners, were lost at sea. Based on a true story this was well written and deeply moving.
I listened to this book via an audiobook. I enjoyed the narrator. This is my first book by this author and I will be looking out for more from her.
I listened to this as an audiobook and I loved Angela Ness as the narrator. She was great and added a lot to the story. I highly recommend listening to this.
The story pulled me right in. This storm turned this fishing community upside down. Wonderfully written, I watched all these women grieve, struggle and survive. Nothings going to stop this town from starting over. This is book 1 of a series and can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers. I excited to read book 2 and see what happens in London.
Thanks Saga Egmont Audio via Netgalley.
I selected this book by accident and I am so glad that I did. It is not what I would normally have chosen and didn't think I would listen to it all but after the first chapter I was hooked (no pun intended).
The book is set in Eyemouth, Scotland where a fishing disaster occurred and is mainly a story of the women left behind and those who are supposed to be helping them back on their feet. The scene setting was good and I could picture the village and imagine the sounds of the ever present sea. The characters are well described and one in particular made me very angry. I really liked Effie and Jessie as they are strong no nonsense women who take what life throws at them and make the best of it. Rosabelle gained my sympathy but she was weak in comparison to and I felt she needed to step up more for her child. I hope she is more dynamic in the next book.
It is a believable tale and an enjoyable listen. I am looking forward to book.
Thank you to Saga Egmont Audio via Netgalley
This was my first audio book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were well rounded and the description of the town and way of life excellent. The narration was very good. I was however a little disappointed with the end and I’m hoping that there may be a sequel.