#Blogtour #BookReview: The House on the Edge of the Cliff by Carol Drinkwater @Carol4Olivefarm @PenguinUKBooks @sriya_v #TheHouseOnTheEdgeOfTheCliff
Release date - 16th May 2019
Book length - 448 pages
Publisher - Penguin
Worldwide - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sriya from Penguin for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of the book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes . . .
Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men.
She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers.
Until one summer night shattered everything . . .
Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff.
Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago.
Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything, and won't leave until he gets what he wants.
THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF by Carol Drinkwater is a wonderfully detailed and compelling story about what can happen when the past and present collide.
Grace was sixteen when she arrived in France during a tumultuous time in its history. There she met two men - one she loved in a gentle and unassuming way, and one she was deeply in thrall with even though their relationship was tempestuous. But on one fateful evening, Grace loses one of those men when he drowns.
Years later, Grace and her husband Peter are content and happy in their beautiful home on the cliffside, and everything will be perfect as soon as Peter has his heart surgery and recovers. All that matters to Grace is that Peter has no stress and that she doesn't lose the most important person in her life. But someone from the past is determined to make himself heard and will manipulate Grace to get exactly what he wants ...
As always with Carol Drinkwater's books, the history, food, sights, smells, and atmosphere of the location bursts to life on every page and France is a character in its own right in this story - and one of my favourites! The story moves from past to present, weaving its secrets and opening our eyes to the hidden depths beneath the surface of these characters' lives, and I loved the ebb and flow feeling of the drama throughout.
THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF by Carol Drinkwater is a superbly structured story with plenty of mystery to keep you guessing and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish - an excellent book from an excellent author.
Anglo-Irish actress Carol Drinkwater is perhaps still most familiar to audiences for her award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. A popular and acclaimed author and film-maker as well, Carol has published nineteen books for both the adult and young adult markets. She is currently at work on her twentieth title.
When she purchased a rundown property overlooking the Bay of Cannes in France, she discovered on the grounds sixty-eight, 400-year-old olive trees. Once the land was reclaimed and the olives pressed, Carol along with her French husband, Michel, became the producers of top-quality olive oil. Her series of memoirs, love stories, recounting her experiences on her farm (The Olive Farm, The Olive Season, The Olive Harvest and Return to the Olive Farm) have become international bestsellers. Carol's fascination with the olive tree extended to a seventeenth-month, solo Mediterranean journey in search of the tree's mythical secrets. The resulting travel books, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree, have inspired a five-part documentary films series entitled The Olive Route.
Carol has also been invited to work with UNESCO to help fund an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean with the dual goals of creating peace in the region and honouring the ancient heritage of the olive tree.
For more information:
Website - www.caroldrinkwater.com
Twitter - twitter.com/Carol4Olivefarm
Facebook - www.facebook.com/olive.farm
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