Friday, March 19, 2021

A Place Like Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

 

If you are a fan of Rosamund's Pilcher's previous novels and short stories you will love this collection. She is a breath of fresh air with the timeless stories and the lovely settings in Scotland, Northumberland and Cornwall.

Fifteen stories with a bit of romance, some with personal relationship conundrums and interspection.  My favorite books remain The Shell Seekers and Coming Home, I highly recommend those large books.  

Each short story is preceded by a sketch along with the title. The romance story lines are not long and complicated, rather the attractions and commitments happen quite quickly. There are stories of loneliness as well and Pilcher brings the emotions to life on the page. 



I recommend this book for a quick read and one that will take you armchair traveling to a different time period.  A gentler kinder depiction of a lifestyle in the British Isles long before a pandemic. 

Publication date is July 27, 2021 by St. Martin's Press. Genre general fiction; romance; women's fiction

Much thanks to Netgalley for the advanced copy of this book. I was not compensated for the review and all opinions expressed here are mine.

Sharing with Joy's Book Blog for British Isles Friday.



8 comments:

  1. You make me want to read this so I will probably get a copy of this book. I also want to check out The Shell Seekers and Coming Home

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    1. Vicki, those were her epic books. Shell Seekers has a follow up book too called September. Now I want to start Coming Home!

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  2. I like those settings. Northumberland, scotland... very nice locales.

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    1. Greg, I'd love to visit some of those places....one day...

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  3. I love her short stories! I don't think they're as well done as The Shell Seekers and her other saga books but I just love them.

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    1. Katherine, I was just reading an article abouot how she ended up writing her saga books. It was interesting as she'd done short stories or think novellas exclusively before a challenge from her agent. She was in her 60's when she started writing the bigger novels.

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  4. I didn't know she wrote short stories. Terrific locations!

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    1. Joy, I love just about anythign she wrote. Locations are great.

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