Saturday, 12 December 2020

#BlogTour A Cornish Promise by Terri Nixon

 

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour A Cornish Promise by Terri Nixon.

About the Author

Terri was born in Plymouth. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to Cornwall, to the village featured in Jamaica Inn -- North Hill -- where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one's ever offered to pay her for doing those.

Since publishing in paperback for the first time in 2002, Terri has appeared in both print and online fiction collections, and is proud to have contributed to the Shirley Jackson award-nominated hardback collection: Bound for Evil, by Dead Letter Press.

As a Hybrid author, her first commercially published novel was Maid of Oaklands Manor, published by Piatkus Entice.Terri's self-published Mythic Fiction series set in Cornwall, The Lynher Mill Chronicles, is now complete and available in paperback and e-book.

Terri also writes under the name T Nixon, and has contributed to anthologies under the names Terri Pine and Teresa Nixon. She is represented by the Kate Nash Literary Agency. She now lives in Plymouth with her youngest son, and works in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Plymouth University, where she is constantly baffled by the number of students who don't possess pens.


About the book

1929, Cornwall. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more, she sets in motion a chain of events that sparks danger and intrigue at Fox Bay Hotel.

The stranger she brings into her family home provides an unsettling presence over Christmas, and when visiting 'Hollywood Royalty' is drawn into the web, Fiona has to decide how much her promises are worth after all.

But the glamorous visitors have their own secrets, and their own reasons for hiding out at Fox Bay. As those reasons become apparent, Fiona must choose between betraying a close friend, and keeping her word... And lives are at stake whichever way she turns.

Review

This is the second book in the Fox Bay series. It can be read as a standalone novel, although the setting and the majority of characters remain the same. This time the story focuses on the younger daughter Fiona, although everyone tends to circle around the orbit of Helen.

Fiona is confronted with stereotyping when it comes to her interest in wanting to be part of the group of people who guard the innocent souls endangered at sea. Even she recognises what her weaknesses are when she finally finds the opportunity, against the wishes of the crew, to embark upon a rescue mission. The events that take place change her life forever.

Combine a mysterious survivor with the often eccentric and privileged guests of the Fox Bay Hotel and you get a read full of emotional turmoil. A story of family, friendships and relationships - of mysteries, secrets and loyalty.

It's a busy book full of dark impulses, doubt and good intentions, which lead to Fiona becoming immersed in complicated lies and machinations. Although this is a family saga it also has the vibe of a mystery.

The next book in the series is A Cornish Homecoming.

Buy A Cornish Promise at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Piatkus; pub date 3 Dec. 2020. Buy at Amazon com. At Hive. At Bookshop.org. At Waterstones.

No comments:

Post a comment