Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ember Island by Kimberely Freeman

Reviewed by Charlotte Lynn


2012: Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer's block and her disappointing personal life. Nothing is quite working. After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs: it s a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland. Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home. And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve.

Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives. Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart.

My Review:

2012: Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer's block and her disappointing personal life. Nothing is quite working. After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs: it s a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland. Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home. And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve.

Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives. Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart.

My Review:

This novel is written in two time frames.  I am finding that I am enjoying these types of books more and more.  They come to me as bonus stories.  Instead of being told one amazing story, I get many tales that interweave with each other.    Kimberley Freeman is great at writing these types of stories.   She manages to keep each story seperate but yet makes them part of one bigger tale.

Tilly and Nina were amazing characters.    I related to both and found them both to be engaging.  I had a feeling where Tilly was heading and wanted to steer her away, but knew that she had to go there to find the path her life was suppose to take.     Nina was a surprise to me.   I loved her interactions with Joe and with Stacey.    Her ending surprised me but made me very happy.

Being historical fiction and set in current times, Ember Island has something for everyone.    I will recommend this book.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good read, and what a beautiful cover!

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