July 2014 Book of the Month.
A new Freya North is always cause for celebration. In this one she follows Oriana back to her roots, to old flames, the love of brothers and a rift with her father. It’s an involved relationship tale with characters from her previous books thrown in for fans. A lovely read that keeps you anticipating a twist that is nicely unexpected. At some point I was a little bewildered as to why Oriana acted as she did but the story flowed well and I couldn’t put it down.
One summer, something happened that changed everything forever...We were who we were, the children of Windward - a little ragtaggle tribe defining the ethos and eccentricity of the place...Born and brought up in an artists' commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people. The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could take wing unchecked. But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back. This is their story.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Praise for Freya North 'An original, direct, funny voice
Independent on Sunday
'The novel is peopled by rich and rare characters ... a delicious creation, sparkling in every sense'
'This will make you smile, sigh and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places'
'An addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of: love, sex, fidelity and, above all, friendship'
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th June 2014|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Freya North was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters. In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the CPRE Rural Living Awards, ...More About Freya North