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The Postcard by Fern Britton #Review

Title: The Postcard 

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: Harper Collins UK

Published: June 2nd, 2016

Pages: 202

Rating: 3/5

Set in the beautiful Cornish village of Penduggan, the area and community are brought to life in this novel – warts and all! My main problem with this story was that I really didn’t like the main character for most of the story – she’s such a negative person! However, if you persevere like I did, you’ll discover just why she behaves as she does and my feelings towards her did change towards the end of the story. It is a story of estranged familial relations, facing up to past events and uncovering secrets.

The pace and involvement is much better towards the end of the story. I have to say, this is not a book I’ll be wanting to read again soon, but it may well appeal to you more than it did to me. It could have been just me in the wrong frame of mind for it or just not my cup of tea  in the first parts- but I did finish it, so it isn’t that bad! I’ve read others by this author in the past and thoroughly enjoyed them so it won’t put me off reading more from her in future.

I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

Synopsis 

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.

Escape to Cornwall this summer with Sunday Times bestseller, Fern Britton.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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