Florrie Buckley is an orphan living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence, but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone.
But when Florrie is 14, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family: the Graces.
Overnight Florrie's life changes, and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to adapt while learning the rules of a strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own.
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It tried. It really did.
I really enjoyed her story in the beginning, but the middle and end it just fell flat. In the start you get this amazing no-nonsense girl who is smart with a touch of mystery. She also is funny, adventurous, and just a joy to read about.
Then we get to the 2nd part of the story and she changes (i know that's the point) but it's not for the better. The story is redundant and we get the same plot over and over in different chapters. I can SEE the message behind the whole book- that family is what you make it not what you're given..but getting there is slow and painful and we saw the whole message early on and it just felt like it was a ''please get to the point'' book, but then the point never came.
Have something happen. Honestly.
The narration does not match the book...as in the narration is amazing and the book is lackluster. She is an incredible narrator and really brought the characters to life. Everyone had a different voice, tone, and it was believable. It wasn't like others where they tried to play a kid and made their voice very squeaky, or a man where they try to go too deep. Her accents were very believable (mind you i'm not cornish) but it was a lovely book to listen too in that regard.
I'm assuming if you're upon this book it's because you read Amy Snow. Amy Snow is not one of my favourite books but it was at least memorable. This book will just fall to the wayside compared to Amy. The main character is interesting at first, but the depth just isn't there. If it's on sale buy it, but save your credit- Maybe try something else in the meantime. But the beautiful things about books is that it's very subjective so I feel a bit hypocritical telling you ''don't get this''
Maybe you will enjoy it more than I did. Imogen Church is enough to pull this book through. I hope if you do purchase this book that it moves you more than it did myself.
I will continue to give this author my time because I believe she has good stories to write because of Amy Snow, but if this was the first book I purchased from her I probably wouldn't of purchased Amy Snow.
Anyhow, try Simone St. James if you haven't, it's a similar type of book and I find I felt more gratified with the stories there.