“ Author: Lelsley Pearse / 640 pages / Publisher: Penguin / Released: 6 July 2006 „
Lesley pearse is one of my best authors! She writes her books with passion! I have read many of her books - but this one is by far her best! Its a wonderful story and is heartwarming, romantic and passionate! This book draws you in right from the start up until the end. its well written and describes everything in detail so your imagination can create the story in your head! Its easy to follow and hard to forget! It make you appreciate the finer things in life. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good love story! Its one of those books that you could leave on the shelf for a year or two and then read it again! I havent found a author i like better than lesley pearse! This book is my favourite of all time! You wont regret reading it! Its great!!!
Rosie has had a difficult childhood. Her mother disappeared when she was young and she formed a close bond with Heather (her father's next partner), only for her to disappear too. When Thomas turns up in search of his missing sister (Heather), it's not long before he suspects her disappearance wasn't above board. Even so, Rosie is stunned when her father and brother Seth are arrested for the murders of both women and her father is sentenced to hanging. Scared of what will happen if her violent brother is able to catch up with her, Rosie adopts a new life and finds herself working in a mental hospital. Here, she witnesses heartbreaking cruelty and brutality but is able to move forwards from her old life. Fear of Seth is never far from her mind though - will she be able to escape him for good? I'm a big fan of Lesley Pearse's work and I've read most of her work over the last few years. I'm always raving about her books and I'm rarely let down by them. This one certainly doesn't disappoint either. Like most of Lesley Pearse's heroines, Rosie is an incredibly strong young woman. Born in the West Country, she's a simple country girl until her life is cruelly turned upside down. Her father is not the nicest man but there are some redeeming features, unlike her brother Seth who appears to be pure evil. Violence happens a lot throughout the plot so it's not a particularly easy read. Rosie's work in the mental hospital makes for an even grittier read. Chick lit this definitely isn't! There is s a fair bit of tension towards the end of the book and Rosie begins to feel that she's not left her old life as far behind as she had hoped. Seth is a nasty character indeed and it's a shame that a lovely girl like Rosie was born into such an unlikeable family. Other characters are far easier to engage with, notably Thomas who plays a key role in the plot after turning up to look for his sister. Donald, who Rosie looks after at the mental hospital is another of the lesser characters. Fans of the author will enjoy this book I'm sure. It's a gritty read, dark at times and it's by no means a light-hearted read. It's highly engaging though. As usual, the author draws you into the heroine's world and writes a great story. Definitely recommended!