Sonntag, 9. Juli 2017

Skylarking - Kate Mildenhall

So beautiful.

Kate and Harriet are best friends growing up together on an isolated Australian cape. As the daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community.

When Kate witnesses the desire that flares between him and Harriet, she is torn by her feelings of envy and longing. An innocent moment in McPhail's hut then occurs that threatens to tear their peaceful community apart.

Inspired by a true story, Skylarking is a spellbinding tale of friendship and desire, memory and truth, which questions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget.

My thoughts and opinion:
I actually love the fact that it's based on a true story. Kate Mildenhall relives a story set in 1880 and imagines what could have happened later on. And what could have happened before, leading to this tragedy. 

It was a fast read and really interesting. If you're interested in the sea, Australia, friendship and growing-up, this book is definitely for you. The writing was beautiful, easy to read and I loved the fact that there are actual statements and bits and pieces from the real story (especially the quote by one of the doctors). 

This is Kate's debut novel and I certainly can't wait to read more! :)

Thank you so much Legend Press for sending me this book <3

Genre: Novel
ISBN:  9781785079238

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