Sunday, 31 May 2015

Book Review: Margaret Dickinson: Tangled Threads

Tangled Threads

Author: Margaret Dickinson
Title: Tangled Threads
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Family Sagas, Historical Romance, Literature And Fiction,

I was given this book along with twisted strands.

Book Dedication: For Dennis

This book has 464 pages and 60 chapters in it.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. Even if you do not read books like this.

I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

Synopsis: A spellbinding saga of family ties, heartbreak and rediscovered love. For Eveleen Hardcastles life gets no better than growing up on pear tree farm in the Lincolnshire countryside. Her family works so hard for the dunmore estate and Eveleen finds it impossible to resist the charms of their employer's son, Stephen dunmore. But Jimmy, ever quick to antagonize, ensures that his sister's clandestine trysts do not remain so for long . Mary Hardcastles reacts to the news of her daughter's affair with a shocking ferocity, which seems to be born more of bitterness than maternal protectiveness. But what is it that fuels Mary's resentment towards her daughter? Unable to ignore her own feelings, Eveleen continues to meet Stephen in secret. But deception has a cruel price to pay when her beloved father is found dead from a heartattack, and worse yet, Stephen, far from providing Eveleen with the comfort she craves, deserts her in her hour of need and callously evicts the Hardcastles from the farm, suddenly homeless, Eveleen is left to take the family reins and fights to make a new life for her family in Nottinghamshire. Then she makes a stunning discovery about her mother's past which changes their lives for ever.... Eveleen's brother get a girl pregnant so they are kicked out and have to take the girl with them and they have to find yet another home and they make the boy marry the girl who he got pregnant and the boy then ran away to join the navy and when the girl dies in childbirth they are left to raise her daughter and the girl never gets to meet her father.

Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it l also have the follow on to this book twisted strands and l am happy to be able to read the follow on and I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. It was sad to read that Eveleen's father passed away due to a heartattack. When her brother gets a girl pregnant they make him marry her. It was sad to read that the girl died in childbirth and her husband had ran away to join the navy. I was glad to read that Eveleen and her mother was raising the poor girl who did not meet her mother and her father was no where to be seen because he was in the navy. It is horrible to read that Eveleen gets all the blame for everything that happened and her brother gets no blame. They had a home until her got that poor girl pregnant so l think he should get the blame. I thought family was supposed to stick together not fight. It is upsetting that they have to break the news to Rebecca's father that she died in childbirth and that her daughter was alive and well. I wish that Rebecca had lived and she was raising her daughter and they did not have to give her father bad news about his precious daughter.

About The Author: Margaret Dickinson was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by a number of further titles including the clippie girls, fairfield hall and welcome home. Margaret is a Sunday times top ten bestseller.

About The Book: This book comes with two different covers and l really like the cover and the blue is a really nice colour not too bright and not too dull.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

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