I seem to be saying this about a lot of writers recently, but I have loved Catherine Alliott’s novels right from the first one, The Old-Girl Network.
In A Cornish Summer, her narrative voice is very distinctive and the sense of place is vividly evoked; she creates a believable world and pulls you in.
This story of a dysfunctional family, and the secrets that they keep, is told through Flora’s eyes. She is finally forced to confront her inappropriate feelings for her ex-husband, and move on with her life. The characters are well written and the subject matter is quite serious at times; this is no light-hearted romance novel, but it will make you want to go to Cornwall for your holidays!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a review copy.