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‘Under A Cornish Sky’ By Liz Fenwick


Cover Image - 'Under A Cornish Sky' By Liz FenwickLaughter. When had she last laughed? Adam was fun but not funny. Victoria had seen Demi and Sam laughing as they walked together down the drive with a conspiratorial air about them last night. They weren’t lovers yet, but Victoria knew the signs. They were all there. She almost wanted to shout at them to get on with it. Their sexual attraction to each other was annoying, especially as things with Adam were interrupted now that Sebastian was virtually living here. He was ruining everything. Without him here she could have Adam move in. She still could, of course, It would be awkward to start with, but just because Sebastian was willing to invest money in Boscawen didn’t mean that he had a right to live in the house. However, she couldn’t boot him out just yet.

Victoria closed her eyes for a moment, savouring the scent of the lilies she’d brought in yesterday. Today she would hear Demi’s answer. Everything hinged on it and so Victoria had tried to stay out of her way as much as possible. She knew Demi hated her. Well, it was mutual. How was she going to manage to partner with the manifestation of Charles’s infidelity and fertility? She didn’t know, except that she would do everything for Boscawen. It was what she’d been trained to do, but never given the opportunity until now.

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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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  • This is one of those books that’s on my radar but I just haven’t got around to yet. So many books etc. Thanks for reminding me of it, Yvonne. Hope all’s well with you? 🙂

    • Hi Cathy,

      I have several hundred books on my Goodreads ‘Want To Read’ list and I fully intend to get to all of them – One Day !!!

      As this book was a Goodreads Giveaway win though, the lovely paperback edition was sat on my desk staring me in the face and had been for some time now and I just couldn’t have ignored it for any longer !!

      The story is seriously excellent though and I strongly recommend you read it should you get the chance 🙂

  • It sounds to me like there’s quite a bit of emotional angst taking place here…. I’d say Victoria NEEDS a good laugh! Laughter really is therapeutic and rarely does a day go by that I don’t have a good session with someone (or even alone, if admitting that doesn’t make me sound a bit certifiable!). 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      You are quite right, there is plenty of high drama and emotion throughout this story, but by far the most highly strung and volatile of the characters, is definitely Victoria.

      She is passionate, to the point of obsession, not so much with owning Boscawen House, but more so by the garden and orchards and she will seemingly stop at nothing to restore them to their former glory. Oh! and at 60ish, she is also obsessed with conceiving a baby and having sex with just about every man who crosses her path and has a pulse, to achieve motherhood!!

      So, I would definitely conclude that Victoria could do with a few of your laughter lessons 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I don’t read too much contemporary fiction, but I love the way you describe this book as one to “escape into”. That really hits the spot for me and gives voice to what I have been thinking, but have been unable to articulate!

      I agree that this particular cover is lovely and the great thing is, that Cornwall really can look exactly like this on a beautiful summer’s day!

      Thank You so much for taking the time to stop by and comment 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I really enjoyed this story and although perhaps the ending was almost exactly what I had anticipated it might be, the getting there was both fun and emotionally draining, as there were plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

      I hope that all is well with you and thanks for taking the time to visit 🙂

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