I was lucky enough to win a copy of Tremarnock Summer – thank you Emma Burstall. When I read the first of the series I fell in love with the Cornish coastal town of Tremarnock and it’s residents especially Liz and her daughter Rosie. It was a pleasure to revisit this delightful place. Her descriptions capture the sea air, stunning scenery and atmosphere of living near the sea so even if you can’t go on holiday, it provides a respite from real life.
Her relaxed style of writing lulls you into the calm and more relaxed pace of life in Cornwall. The Tremarnock series, including this one, make perfect holiday reading.
Unlike the other books it took me a while to connect to Bramble, the main character, but until then, the other characters drew me in including old favourites such as Liz, Loveday and Pat and new ones like Fergus and Shannon. Bramble is a young woman from Chessington living a normal life when she inherits Polgery Manor in the village. On coming to live far from home, she gets more than she bargained for. I assumed I knew where her story would lead but I was wrong because the story thankfully, twisted in another direction.
Emma Burstall has a way of making the story about whole town not just the star of the current book, like a chilled out soap opera. I can’t wait for next year’s arrival to see how everyone are doing.
Have you read this series? What did you think?