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The Boy With No Boots: Book 1 in The Boy With No Boots trilogy Paperback – 1 June 2021
Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change.
Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to ovecome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ... Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life?
A nostlagic family saga about love, loss and keeping family together, for fans of Sheila Newberry and Katie Flynn
WHAT READERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SHEILA JEFFRIES’ BOOKS . . .
‘Stunning. Beautifully written, with an exquisitely poetic narrative’
‘One of those rare books that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it’
‘The most heart-warming book I have read in a long time. I did not want it to end’
‘Sheila Jeffries is an amazing storyteller’
‘One of the best books I have read. I couldn’t put it down’
‘The prose is simply superb. When the sheer beauty of words can evoke tears, that’s the sign of a gifted writer’
‘Of all the books I have bought, this is the best’
‘Every page was a pleasure to read’
‘A truly unique book, one that I would highly recommend. I can’t wait for her next’
‘A book to touch your heart’
‘This novel is sweet and insightful and shows a good understanding of human emotions’
‘I heartily recommend this book’
‘I thought all the characters were brilliant’
About the Author
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition (1 June 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1471195783
- ISBN-13 : 978-1471195785
- Dimensions : 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
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Set in rural Somerset in the 1920s, THE BOY WITH NO BOOTS is a heartwarming story, based on the younger life of Sheila's own late father. Though it is fiction, some of it is based on true stories that he told Sheila about his early life.
There is no doubt that Sheila Jeffries is a born story teller, as this story is wonderfully told and she weaves it with with such deep understanding and sensitivity. As with all her novels, the characters are well-drawn and believable. I found myself relating to a few of them and their problems.
I love the subtle touch of spirituality in Sheila's books, and this one has a touch of it too. As a sensitive myself, I can identify with what it's like to have to keep such feelings to yourself and try to be normal.
Sheila is a very gifted writer, and her description and imagery of Somerset's beautiful landscape is amazing. I felt as if I was really there, in Somerset, rather than gloomy London where I live and was born. Sheila says on her website that she wanted to share Somerset's magical landscape with her readers, and she has certainly done this with this novel.
This is a truly unique book and one that I would highly recommend. I can't wait for Sheila's next book!
I have been transported into a bygone era of rural Somerset---enjoyed with dripping poignancy the tranquil landscapes, and met and learned to love the delightful characters portrayed throughout. I am now intent on finding the stone carving in the church! Somerset dweller or not, no reader could fail to be moved and enlightened by this treasure. Thank you, Sheila:)