The Girl With The Amber Comb by Linda Finlay is an historical saga set in Somerset in 1834. It is a fascinating account surrounding a kind hearted, plucky young woman.
The reader is full of admiration for the heroine with a huge heart. Although her head is turned, we see the lengths she goes to, to survive. The poor were taken advantage of. Jobs were poorly paid with long hours. A little bit of kindness goes a long way.
On life’s journey, friendships are forged. Life is always better when we do it with friends.
The reader learns about the skilled art of weaving as a community pulls together. Resources and food are pooled.
I really enjoyed this account of a time of hardship but where people pulled together. There were those who sought to take advantage but the lasting impression is one of community and love.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.