- File Size: 889 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Elizabeth Jasper; 1 edition (January 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005UBZOPA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,268,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Meggie Blackthorn (Meggie Blackthorn Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Ms. Jasper responded to a 'share reviews' call on an authors' blog asking for submissions of SIZZLIN' STORIES. Expectation was some sort of 'action/adventure' story, not a coming-of-age tale about an eleven year old English girl of the fifties...
...Well, MOVE OVER action heroes; here comes Meggie Blackthorn!! As this stalwart, courageous character leads the reader through a vivid descriptive day-to-day life, the mundane takes on a thoroughly vibrant color. This reviewer didn't empathize with Meggie: he BECAME Meggie.
After hooking one into the mundane school-girl life story, a journey of friendship, love and honor transitions into suspense and violent crime (all highly believable and realistic) before a happy ending that's just satisfying enough to allow one to wait for the next book...
...good thing it's available now!
Meggie lives through many adventures over the following months. Her whole life changes when she has to move to her grandparents’ house in the town so that she can attend the grammar school. She makes new friends and new enemies - the revolting Fish family - Billy and his vile mother, known as ‘the Codmother’, who works in Meggie’s grandfather’s shop. And she meets a rather special boy. . .
I was enthralled by this book. For me, also born just after the Second World War and growing up in the North of England, it was a real nostalgia trip. (I was, in fact, born the same year as Meggie, who was eleven when Elvis Presley’s ‘Stuck on You’ was released.)
The music, the food, the prevailing culture are all those of my own childhood and Ms Jasper captures it beautifully.
She is an accomplished writer with a superb command of the English language. And she is accurate. Not once when reading this did I stop and lose concentration because of some irritating grammatical error or typo – something that spoils so many books for me.
Well done, Elizabeth. I am really looking forward to reading the sequel.