Book length - 302 pages
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Jane Dolby fell in love with a fisherman - the most dangerous peacetime occupation that exists - leading her to find a place in a traditional British world that many have forgotten.
Jane was not expecting to fall in love, but she did with Colin, a local fisherman in her hometown. Then one day she faces the loss every fisherman's wife fears: the disappearance of her husband when his boat overturns at sea. Three days later, the boat is finally dredged up, without Colin. At the same time as Jane struggles with her grief, she must fight to keep a roof over her family's heads. With the help and kindness of friends and strangers, the fishing world rallies around one of their own and in time, Jane forms a plan to give something back to the community that has helped her. Jane brings together 40 women from fishing communities up and down the country to release a charity single, founding The Fishwives Choir, and gives a voice to women previously unheard.
SONG OF THE SEA is the true story of one woman's love and loss, and after years in which grief stole her ability to sing, she finds her own voice again.
Jane is 31 when she finds herself renting 'fisherman's cottage' in Leigh-on-Sea, a single mum raising her sons, but she didn't immediately recognise the impact this move would have on her life. Slowly falling in love with a quiet, shy, fisherman called Colin, Jane finds happiness and love like never before, learning more from this man and the fishing community than she ever thought possible. But when the sea that Colin loves claims his life, Jane struggles with her grief, as well as the financial implications for those who are left behind when someone is lost at sea. While singing had always been a constant presence in her life, with Colin's death, she lost her voice and became someone else, no longer recognising herself. This is her story of love, loss, and hope in what became an inspiration around the UK & Ireland - The Fishwives Choir - as Jane and her fellow fishwives make their voices heard and help those who looked after them during their darkest times.
I rarely review non-fiction but when I got the opportunity to review this book I could not pass it up. Hauntingly honest, heartbreaking, and emotional I cannot tell you how many tissues I went through while reading SONG OF THE SEA, as Jane lays her soul bare for everyone to see. But this book also offers moments of laughter (particularly the pants comment at BBC studios), a raw and honest portrayal of loss from someone who lives it, and most of all hope - hope that there is a chink of light somewhere in the darkness, in the future, where you will find a new, albeit different path. The strength and passion that The Fishwives Choir display is inspiring and their music really takes you to a different place. SONG OF THE SEA by Jane Dolby is a book that has touched my soul and inspires me to live each day for the moment and reach for the stars.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++++++++++
For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/FishwivesChoirs
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheFishwivesChoir/
The Fishermen's Mission Charity - www.fishermensmission.org.uk
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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