All based in Cornwall, these contemporary novels by Cassandra Parkin are full of family secrets, divided loyalties and secret love affairs. They can count the likes of A Song for Issy Bradley author Carys Bray and poet Jen Campbell among their fans.
The Beach Hut is set during the autumn as Ava and Finn achieve their childhood dream of building an illegal beach hut. Meanwhile, local publican Donald is determined to get rid of them...
The Summer We All Ran Away finds a drunken teenager being rescued by an oddly assorted group of inhabitants in an abandoned yet beautiful house; and Lily's House finds Jen and her daughter reluctantly confronting the secrets of their past and present while clearing out Jen's mother's house.
Loved all three of these books. Looking forward to reading more of her work.
I thoroughly enjoyed all three books, which I read one after the other and considering I hadn't read anything from Cassandra Parkin before, I was very impressed. The three books were extremely well written and I found I needed to get to the end of each one as soon as possible to feed my interest in all of them. I look forward to reading other work by this very accomplished author.