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HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
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New Girl in Little Cove: A Novel Kindle Edition
|Length: 303 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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"A charming and funny novel about a 'come from away' teacher finding herself, finding love, and sometimes finding more than she bargained for, in a very special part of the world. A fine storyteller at work."-- "Terry Fallis, author of Albatross"
"A charming, romantic, and often comic tale of falling in love with people and a place."-- " Edward Riche, author of Today I Learned It Was You"
"A fish-out-of-water romantic comedy set against the backdrop of one of Canada's most distinctive landscapes and cultures. Anyone who loves Newfoundland will appreciate the attention to detail in these pages: the fiddle music and fish cakes; the scarcity of fresh groceries and opportunities for young people; the painful legacy of men lost at sea; and the incomparable Holy Dusters, who keep the local church tidy and the community together.If you loved Come From Away, don't miss this charming debut novel."-- "Kate Hilton, author of Better Luck Next Time" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
DAMHNAIT MONAGHAN was once a mainlander who taught in a small fishing village in Newfoundland. A former teacher and lawyer, Monaghan has almost sixty publication credits, including flash fiction, creative non-fiction and short stories. Her short prose has won or placed in various writing competitions and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions and Best Microfictions. Lessons in Little Passage placed in the top six out of more than 350 entries for the 2019 Caledonia Novel Award. Damhnait Monaghan lives in the UK. You can find her online at damhnaitmonaghan.com and on Twitter at @Downith.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B089GVH8JT
- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (2 March 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1025 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 303 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1443462691
- Best Sellers Rank: 249,552 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While there is a romance here, I’d call this more women’s fiction than romance because the heart of the story is Rachel’s emotional journey. Arriving in Little Cove to take up the position of French teacher - after her predecessor ran off with a priest - Rachel is up against it from the beginning as several people make it clear they think her job should have been filled by a local. She finds everything about the locals somewhat incomprehensible, from their own dialect to their habit of drinking condensed milk in their tea or coffee. She has a good heart, though, and ultimately that’s what leads to her winning over even the biggest cynics, as well as finding love in the process.
This is charming and gentle, and oddly, I don’t feel like it would have been all that different if it had been set today (pandemic excluded) rather than in the 80s. The issues faced by people in a small town remain the same (teen pregnancies, dangers from the environment, hurtful gossip). The only thing that really anchors it in the time period are the pop culture references - the books they are reading, the music they listen to, and the absence of the internet and mobile phones. Having been in my teens in the 80s, I found it gently nostalgic, but I’m not sure how readers under 35 or so are going to relate.
I did really enjoy this; I liked Rachel and I found the whole story both believable and charming. The story could probably have done with cutting a character or two - I did lose track of who a couple of side characters were - but overall, excellent. Five stars.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.
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Set in Newfoundland (New. Found. Land. per the story’s protagonist, Rachel, a French teacher under contract in the ‘80s from Canada’s mainland), and overflowing with fun, Damhnait Monaghan’s debut novel is a wonderful treat that kept me smiling for the duration of my read – I couldn't put it away. You can’t help but fall in love with Monaghan’s characters (Calvin’s one of my favourites!) and quickly become invested in the welfare of most everyone you’ll met from Little Cove’s community.
If you're in a bit of a funk with all of this lockdown business, get this book. It takes you back to a much more innocent time that will make your heart sing. :)