I have always had a bittersweet relationship with Tracy Buchanan’s books. I have liked her books, but the relationship never reached love. But this broke the bindings of the old myth of a relationship. I LOVED THE BOOK!! Well, most of it… Read on…
2 stories, 2 POV, 20 years apart, one was Gwyneth in 1989 and the other Amber in 2009. Amber rescues a girl walking along the beach with no coat and shoes and no memory. In trying to help the amnesiac girl, Amber travels to Scotland with her. Gwyneth has her own tale to narrate. She is a cinematographer for a wildlife documentary. During one such shoot, post falling and nearly drowning in a frozen loch, she is rescued by Dylan, and her love story starts…
Tracy has done a fabulous job in weaving the stories in such a way that both run simultaneously without any confusion, each with a vivid visual which captures their life. Her words in this book have an unusual haunting vibe that made me close my eyes and imagine the snow-filled mountains, the frozen waterfall, the loch with ice slabs, and the snowflakes. Each was spellbinding.
Her characters have something so genuine in them that I could not stop my midnight reading. The women are strong, each have been knocked down by life and have gotten up, sometimes stumbling, sometimes stopping, yet the sheer verve and determination is visible in their core. I loved the narrations, the descriptions, the scenes, the dialogs, the suspense, the mystery, the past, and the present. The only niggle that arose was certain explanations felt a bit stretched in the end.. Just a tiny bit…
I loved the book, and the book captured me completely and loved me back.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Avon Books UK, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Tracy Buchanan lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, their little girl and their puppy, Bronte. Tracy travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, and has always been drawn to the sea after spending her childhood holidays on the south coast visiting family, a fascination that inspires her writing. She now dedicates her time to writing and procrastinating on Facebook.
Since Amber lost her child ten years ago, her sole focus has been keeping her small business afloat. Her life seems to be on hold, until the morning she finds a girl on the beach outside her gift shop. A girl who has no shoes, no name, and no idea where she came from.
As a wildlife documentary maker, Gwyneth’s work has taken her all over the world. But when she has a terrible accident in the remote Scottish Highlands, she is saved by the McClusky family and taken into their home. However, there is more to this family than meets the eye, and a long-held secret is threatening to tear them apart…
Publication Date: 10th January 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
I haven’t read any of Tracy Buchanan’s books, but the blurb on this one looks good. Thanks for reviewing it.
This was one of her best books for me.. 😍❤️
Terrific review Shalini! I’m glad she finally broke through for you! The book sounds really good!
This book was really great in most parts of it… Thanks Mackey ❤️😍
I quite like dual time-line stories. I just checked as the author’s name was familiar. I read Her Last Breath a few years ago.
Oooh nice… I have read a couple of her books too earlier. But this was really nice
I really love when the author does a good job at weaving together different POVs. It’s so beautiful when everything comes together!
I agree Briana…this was simply beautiful ❤️
Lovely review! Glad she finally caught your heart!💕
Oh yes she did.. Sorry Berit… Not well hence unable to read posts much ❤️
Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon!💕🌹
I have never read any book by her. Probably it is the right time to pick one.
Ha I hope you like the book too
I definitely have to read this book. I read one of Tracy Buchanan’s other novels and wanted to read more from her, and this sounds very good. Great review, Shalini 🙂
This was really nice in descriptions and the way the words made story become vivid
Great review, Shalini!! 👏🏽 I guess this book would be where one should start based on your experience with her previous books. Thanks for sharing. 🥰
Hey Laurie, how are you? Up this was a good book… I loved it better than the rest
I’m the same physically, Shalini. Some pretty good days, some crummy ones. I think it will probably be like that for me from here on out. But I’m grateful. I have so much to be thankful for, including concerned blogger buddies like you. 😉
Thanks for asking about me. 🤗 I’m waiting for an update on your flu status. I sure hope you’ve recovered.
I am much better Laurie… I hope you will have more of good days… Don’t worry I will pray for you 💕💖
Thank you, Shalini!! 🤗🤗
Since the movie “Highlander” i loved Scotland based novels. And something about family mysteries really meets my favorite too. 😉 Thank you for alle the new reviews, Shalini! You really made fun to read them all. Michael
Aww… Michael so glad you think so.. ❤️
Oh I love how this sounds. Two POVs, two time lines and two strong stories about two strong women. Glad you enjoyed!
Oooh cozy babe you would love the imagery in the words… Wow
I haven’t read anything by this author. Your review is fascinating.
Thank you Linda… Tracy’s books are good.. I wouldn’t say they are complete thrillers but they have mystery and suspense
Hey Shalini,how are you feeling?
I have never read any of Tracy’s books,her writing sounds very good and descriptive.Glad you enjoyed this title.
I am better some days not so good on the other days.. So I am quite uncertain.. 😂 😂 Today I am good…
How is married life Diana?
I have been reading her books since a year a couple are in my amazon wishlist… They are good fun mysteries, with a thriller vibe
Great review Shalini. I am glad this one hit the mark for you. I love dual timelines, so have requested this one.
This was a fun read. Hope you enjoy it too