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.
An Assault On The Senses
The Flower Seller by Linda Finlay is the most delightful historical novel that transports the reader to a quieter age.
The noise and bustle of London contrasts sharply with the peace of the Dawlish countryside. Anonymity is exchanged for neighbours who pull together. The reader delights in the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside. Reading is a pleasant assault on all senses due to the marvellous descriptions.
There is a gap between the haves and the have-nots. The reader watches as the heroine transforms from aloof to all-in.
Family is important. There is a wonderful warm atmosphere that encompasses the reader. The mother is the glue that holds the family together.