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First Lines … ‘Emma’s Stormy Summer’ by Miranda Newboult



Click On The Image To Take A Peek At The Synopsis

It was not a great way to get out of History.

And it hurt.

A lot.

One minute Emma was sitting at her desk half-listening to Miss Houghton explaining why the Romans had such a big influence on how we live our lives today, when she suddenly felt a sharp stab of pain in her left leg.

“Ow, ow, ow!!!” she jumped up from her seat.

“What on earth is the matter Emma?”


These opening words are from a children’s book, by new author Miranda Newboult and equally new publisher Tannbourne Ltd.

Now all I need to know, is who or what is stabbing Emma and causing her pain, and why?

This is a complete turn around from my normal reading genres, but one that I am quite looking forward to embracing, as I am keen to see just how much children’s fiction has advanced over the the last few years.

Book cover art has certainly moved on apace and this book is definitely eye-catching and bright for the younger reader. The book is deemed suitable for readers in the 8-12 year age group.

It is probably not a book that I would not have requested to review, however, Tannbourne’s social media co-ordinator, Jazz, handed out the invitation, which I was pleased to accept.

As usual, the link to the image will enable you to peruse the full synopsis and my thoughts about the book, will be published in due course, when I have managed to clear the backlog of reviews I have partially completed and littering my ‘ wordpress dashboard’!!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne