Friday, 2 October 2015
The Sea Between Us by Emylia Hall
In a remote Cornish cove, on one of the last days of summer, Robyn Swinton is drowning. She is saved - just - by local boy Jago Winters, and it is a moment that will change both of them forever.
Over the next seven years, Robyn and Jago's paths lead them in different directions, to city streets and foreign shores. Will the bond forged that day Jago dragged Robyn in from the sea be strong enough to bring them back to one another, or has life already pulled them too far apart?
Robyn and her parents move to a remote part of Cornwall, not the best place for a teenager but Robyn finds Rockabilly cove and passes her time learning to surf. Jago who has lived there all his life saves her from drowning and they become friends.
The friendship is very delicate and it could be something more but neither one of them can tell the other their true feelings in case they are not reciprocated so their paths eventually take different turnings.
This is a beautifully written book with lovely words. The descriptions of the Cornish coast and the sea and sky is almost poetic. I enjoyed reading it but I thought the first part of the book was a bit slow and wanted a bit less describing and more of the storyline.
The will she/he, won't she/he did go on for a bit but it came across as a very tender and delicate relationship.
Elliot, the rock singer rolled onto the scene turning Robyn's heart away from Cornwall and although Elliot meant well, his lifestyle was never going to fit in with Robyn's love of the sea and surfing.
I liked the characters including Jago's dad who hadn't recovered from loosing his wife and Robyn's parents who I thought were a bit stuffy at first until I warmed to them.
The second half of the book was great and I loved the ending it's well worth a read.
Thanks to the publisher and Bookbridgr for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Sea Between Us can be found on Amazon here I have linked to the paperback as it's cheaper than the kindle download which at £7.49 I think is a bit expensive.
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