Don’t you just love a book which surprises you?
This book gave me more than just a romance. I got a wonderfully written flawed heroine who couldn’t stop herself from getting involved with the wrong men and is forced to confront her past, a lot of misunderstandings, an interesting insight into archaelogy, some forbidden love, a Second World War RAF base, a friendship between two women, one young and one elderly and a good helping of serendipity.
Here’s the blurb:
As archaeologist Rachel excavates a World War Two airfield, could a love story from the past hold a lesson for her as well?
After yet another disastrous love affair Rachel has been forced to leave her long-term position for a temporary role as an Archaeology Lecturer at Lincoln University. Rachel has sworn off men and is determined to spend her time away clearing her head and sorting her life out. But when one of her students begins flirting with her, it seems she could be about to make the same mistakes again…
She distracts herself by taking on some freelance work for local property developer, Jonathan Daubney. He introduces her to an old Second World War RAF base. And from her very first visit something about it gives Rachel chills…
As Rachel makes new friends and delves into local history, she is also forced to confront her own troubled past. Could a wartime love story have any bearing on her own situation? Could this time be different?
Here’s my review:
I really enjoyed this book from Jane Cable. It’s a break from the contemporay romcom books I normally read and I’m glad I seized the opportunity to review it on my blog.
Jane Cable’s fabulous descriptive prose is one of the standouts. It draws you in and makes it almost impossble for you to put down. I loved how she used her prose to open this book up by giving her readers emotional and heartwrenching vivid glimpses from the war.
I thought Jane did a great job at constructing the character of Rachel. Some might find her prickly but I liked her at the start and as the book progressed you sort of understood why she comes across like that. I like heroines like Rachel who keep sabotaging themselves and are having an inner struggle.
My favourite character was Esther; the elderly lady who Rachel becomes friends with. I loved the way Esther had all these links to the past which Rachel was desperate to understand.
The romance is good although I will admit to being secretly pleased Rachel explored her feelings with Ben; ‘a man born to be naked’. *Pass me my electric fan*
This was a moving and fabulously written story.
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Author Bio –
I write romance with a twist, that extra something to keep readers guessing right to the end. While my books are character driven my inspiration is always a British setting; so far a village in Yorkshire (The Cheesemaker’s House), a Hampshire wood (The Faerie Tree), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset (Another You) and rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies).
I was born and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall three years ago.
I published my first two novels independently and have now been signed by Sapere Books. I am an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine.