Follow the trail of locations on the Literary Travel Agency SpindriftA very moving and heartbreaking story about a woman travelling across the world to literally step into her past and see her childhood again This obviously causes problems that she realises and if you ve ever done similar, those feelings will leak out Heartbreaking however for her past and her memories as they flicker into view and in the middle of a conversation with her daughter, that life comes to the fore as if a black and white photo of the past is placed over the colour present day.
This is definately a novel where the locations are central to the story line Two central stories play out on two opposite ends of the world but it was the one in Skye which really captured my imagination The scenes played outt here were awful and a shameful view of the past but evocative and raw You can still smell and see them as Christy revists them for real It s a neat technique which than carries the novel alongEven the way in which she travels to Tasmania and back to Skye all those years later is eventful This is the story of a journey in every sense of the word As she is remembering her life in Skye, life as she knows it is unravelling on the other side of the world.
I have to say that the characters, Christy s family were interesting if a little harsh towards their mother I did enjoy meeting Gregor MacGregor with his horse and trap a man who knew the past and the present like the back of his hand I wanted to spend time with him in his cottage with a hot cup of tea and ask him about the history of this place.
This is Christy s story though and a one which unravels slowly but surely It was slow moving but that just allowed the idea of how we are tethered to our past and where we ve lived, to really shine through.
I always enjoy a bit of Scottish history and this was a tale which blended the emotional but the here and now.
An Epic Emotional Journey About Love And Sacrifice Set Between The Magical Isle Of Skye And The Promising New Frontier Of Distant TasmaniaOh, How Magnificent, Christy S Granddaughter Breathed As The Ferry Followed A Curve In The Water And They Had A Clear View Of Dunvegan Castle At The End Of The Loch It S Like A Fairy Tale Castle She Turned To Christy, Her Face Radiant How Does It Feel To Be Home Again After All This Time Christy Felt The Tears Prick And Gathered The Tartan Shawl Closer, Her Gaze Avoiding The Hated Castle And All It Stood For I Don T Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry, She Confessed I Ve Seen So Many Changes Already That I M Almost Frightened Of What I Ll Find When We Arrive Christy Has Always Dreamed Of Making The Journey From Her Home In Tasmania Back To The Wild And Beautiful Scottish Island Where She Was Born The Isle Of Skye, Nicknamed Cloud Island By The Old Norse People To Once Again Lay Eyes On The Tumbling Waterfalls And Dramatic Coastlines Of Her Homeland And Now, In Her Sixty Fifth Year, Christy Has Finally Decided To Go, Her Mistrustful Daughter Anne And Beloved Granddaughter Kathryn Acting As Companions But What Anne And Kathryn Don T Realise Is That Christy S Past Is Darker And Textured Than They Could Know, And That In Returning To Skye They Will Unearth Bittersweet Memories Long Buried Memories That Will Ultimately Change The Course Of The Three Women S Lives Forever struggling with this so farhope it gets better.
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A great historical novel and mystery, Spindrift is set in two different locations, Australia and the Isle of Skye This story of Christy and her family is also set in two different time periods 1904 and 1840s.
Christy, Anne her daughter and Kathryn her grand daughter make the sea voyage to Christy s birthplace, the Isle of Skye While they are reliving the sadness of her early life there, Anne s husband, Harold is trying to locate some mysterious documents back home Family secrets are gradually being revealed, including misfortune and mistakes made in the past.
The author brings places to life with her great descriptions I enjoyed the landscape of Skye, which I could clearly see in my mind Some of the characters were hard to relate to initially, especially Anne Though a product of their era, they did develop and grow as the book progressed.
Spindrift drew me in with the style of writing and the suspense of the mystery I found this a very interesting book to read and highly recommend it Thanks to NetGalley for the copy of the book to review.
Spindrift by Tamara McKinley is a novel to hide in between the covers or wrapped comfortably in your woollen tartan shawl as you slowly drift through the pages on a seabound adventure.
It s in The Isle of Skye where you ll be beside towering black cliffs where waterfalls tumble to the sea and the mist of Spindrift become lost in the soft veil of rain.
You ll be on a voyage to Pacific Islands, Rio and Morocco until your destination finds you looking at Dunvegan Castle in Scotland.
It s a grandmother s journey to show you how important it is to say the things we need to say to tell those we love how we feel Because once they re gone it s too late.
Spindrift is a pioneering adventure where you ll find yourself sailing on high seas to all different parts of the world and back to Tasmania, Australia where the journey begins.
Be wild and Spindrift floating across the land in search of somewhere to settle adrift.
Be free and embrace it as if you are nothing but a gypsy.
Sit back and enjoy this adventurous novel, Spindrift that changes the lives of three different women forever by Tamara McKinley.