#BookReview ~ Turn Towards the Sun by Emma Davies #BookBoost

I have had the pleasure of reading this before publication and thank Emma and Netgalley for the opportunity.

Lizzie wants nothing more than to start over and put the past behind her. So when she is offered the chance to live and work at Rowan Hill, a beautiful country estate and bustling community of artists, it feels like a dream come true.

But soon after her arrival a series of accidents and misunderstandings begins to threaten the happiness and livelihoods of everyone at Rowan Hill. And when suspicion quickly falls on Lizzie, she discovers that the past is not so easily forgotten.

To keep the life she has just begun to build, Lizzie will have to race to uncover the truth before there are disastrous repercussions for everyone involved. In this heartwarming story of friendship, loss and love, the stakes are high but so are the rewards. If Lizzie can find a way to stay true to herself, she might have a chance at something she has always wanted: a place to call home.

  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (9 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1503942309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503942301

Pre-Order Here Available 9th February

About the Author

Emma Davies once worked for a design studio, where she was asked to write an autobiographical note. ‘I am a bestselling novelist,’ she began, ‘currently masquerading as a thirty-something mother of three.’ That job didn’t work out, but she’s now a forty-something mother of three, and she’s working on the rest. For years Emma was a finance manager who spent her days looking at numbers, so at night she would throw them away and play with words, practising putting them together into sentences. She now writes in all the gaps between real life.




My Review

I have read  Letting in Light so it was a pleasure to return to Rowan Hill and see how things have progressed. Ellie and Will are planning their wedding, the units are being filled with various artistic vendors who create and sell their wares.

Business is booming all around the estate and Ellie advertises for an assistant. Lizzie a young girl with an obvious troubled past shows up for the interview and makes an impression. She is hired but has a lot to learn.

It was wonderful to catch up with the characters again and be introduced to some new ones, the author herself says it is nice to revisit them and I agree, it was like going home after an  extended vacation and just slipping back into situ.

Rowan Hill is a special place with an endearing ambience, however things start to take a sinister turn and a medley of peculiar events all point towards Lizzie being involved. But are the residents a better judge of character than that ? Could there be an interloper?

This is a fabulous tale that shows the true meaning of family, belief, trust and betrayal .. I did suspect who the culprit was but had no idea of the motives behind it, that came as a complete surprise.

I feel this could be read as a stand alone because there is enough explanation and inclusion but to gain full benefit and enjoyment I suggest reading the first one as well. I have to say when the title meaning is revealed it is absolutely perfect and sums this book up. Plenty of tension and intrigue to keep the reader hooked while at the same time enjoying the sweetness portrayed by the author. Well done Emma! 

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers .. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. 

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3 thoughts on “#BookReview ~ Turn Towards the Sun by Emma Davies #BookBoost

  1. Turn Towards the Sun sounds like it has everything: intrigue, tension and drama. I will definitely read it. Thanks for the head-up, Ali . xx

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