Posts Tagged ‘The Sea Shell Girl’

coverSeventeen year old Merry wants a better life away from her Cornish fishing village. No more back-breaking work in the pilchard factory or near starvation when the catches don’t come in – and no more assumptions that the best she can hope for in life is to be married to a self-centred pretentious local.

Regular readers of Linda’s saga’s will enjoy reading about a new local craft, Cornish knit frocks, together with some new West Country settings. The strong characterisation is there as always. Merry makes a likeable heroine and her quest to better herself is a joy to follow. Other characters are beautifully sketched. I particularly liked Mrs Smale and Grozen. The Sea Shell Girl is a compelling saga paced to allow the reader time for familiarisation with the characters and their lifestyles before a surprising and emotional ending which weaves together the storylines in a most satisfying way. Strongly recommended and a great read on a Cornish holiday.

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