#Blogtour #Review: Odette by Jessica Duchen @jessicaduchen @Unbound_Digital @annecater #Odette #RandomThingsTours
Book length - 368 pages
Publisher - Unbound Digital
Worldwide - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
When a swan crashes through her window at the height of a winter storm, journalist Mitzi Fairweather decides to nurse the injured bird back to health. But at sunset, the swan becomes a woman.
This unexpected visitor is Odette, the swan princess – alone, adrift and in danger in 21st-century Britain, entirely dependent on the kindness of strangers. Bird by day, human by night, and with no way to go home, she remains convinced, to Mitzi’s distress, that only a man’s vow of eternal love can break her spell.
Mitzi is determined to help Odette, but as the two try to hide the improbable truth, their web of deception grows increasingly tangled. Can they find a way to save Odette before it’s too late?
A modern retelling of Swan Lake with a twist, ODETTE by Jessica Duchen is a wonderful story with plenty to keep you hooked from beginning to end.
When a swan crashes into her home during a storm, journalist Mitzi Fairweather decides she cannot abandon the creature and tries to nurse it back to health. What she did not expect was the swan to transform into a princess called Odette as soon as the sun sets. Thrown into this new world, Odette experiences our modern world alongside Mitzi with some hilarious consequences, but Mitzi really wants to help this woman who is fast becoming a friend. Odette believes that only a man's vow of eternal love can break this curse but Mitzi is sceptical. And as time begins to run out will they find a way before it is too late?
I have always loved fairytales and I'm always intrigued when they receive the retelling treatment from authors - sometimes these new perspectives and modern twists are excellent and sometimes they are anything but. Well, I'm delighted to say that ODETTE by Jessica Duchen ticked all of the boxes for me, taking fairy tale legend and making something fresh and distinctive out if it while at the same time treating the original story with respect. The characters are dynamic and interesting and the story is perfectly paced with never a dull moment. There are some true surprises sprinkled along the way and when I sat down to read ODETTE I couldn't stop until I got to the very end because it utterly captivated me.
ODETTE by Jessica Duchen is a wonderful and enchanting read and would make a wonderful gift this Christmas.
Jessica was born in London. After studying at Cambridge, she worked as an editor in music publishing and magazines for ten years. Jessica lives in London with her violinist husband and two cats. She enjoys hiking, cooking, playing the piano and plundering second-hand bookstores for out-of-print gems.
For more information:
Website - www.jessicaduchen.co.uk
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