Swallowtail Summer

I normally enjoy books by Erica James (my favourite is A Sense of Belonging) but this one was disappointing as I found it difficult to care what happened to most of the characters; they were a rather self-obsessed bunch with few redeeming features.

The best thing about Swallowtail Summer is the sense of place. Erica James brings the Norfolk Broads to life – you can almost hear the birdsong and the lapping of the water – and you can see why it holds such great appeal for so many visitors.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a review copy.