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10 November 2013

Finding Mother by Anne Allen

You can’t beat a bit of romance mixed with some family intrigue - and that’s exactly what Anne Allen’s cooked up with Finding Mother.

There’s a beautiful balance between the idyllic setting of the Channel Islands and a story that reflects on three generations of a family.

Anne writes with a keen eye for detail – it’s clear she has a passion for the location. I found myself swept along with Nicole, the main character, as she explored and rediscovered her childhood home. Although it’s not a direct sequel to Dangerous Waters, there’s enough familiarity to give the reader a sense that they too are returning.

This book was the perfect way to ignore the wind and rain of an English autumn. The warmth of the author’s writing shone through the pages and for a few hours at least, I was basking in the sun of Guernsey.