- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - GB (22 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780008163730
- ISBN-13: 978-0008163730
- ASIN: 0008163731
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Told in a series of letters and journal entries by several of the residents. They share their secrets and fears, and also explain how the Chilbury Ladies' Choir was formed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.
I nearly gave up on it several times but glad I mananged to get through it as the story was very moving in the end.
Things that drew me to this book were: Firstly, the cover caught my eye. The village tale appealed, and the musical angle too. The character diaries are equally charming and amusing in their turn of phrase and descriptions of the locals.
On top of all this pleasant village setting we soon have intrigue, secrets and lies. I was only 4% into it and I was already imagining it as a TV mini-series, I think it would be great material for that medium.
I loved how this was done: The story is mostly told through the characters’ journals, diaries and letters. Having read Jennifer Ryan’s author bio on Goodreads and that this is her first novel I could hardly believe it as it seems incredibly accomplished right from the early stages.
A cosy village yarn with a bit of scandalous activity. Well-paced with some dramatic scenes in the last stretch. Addictive reading! A wonderful, wonderful book.
I read a pre-publication copy of this book from Netgalley.