Friday, 15 June 2018

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Miranda Dickinson

Today on the blog it is my stop on the blog tour for Somewhere Beyond the Sea which is the new release by a favourite author of mine, Miranda Dickinson.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea is the latest release by Miranda Dickinson and I can say the storyline is just as beautiful as the alluring cover. I have loved every book Miranda has ever written but this book is completely different to her previous novels and is by far my favourite.
Seren has lost her father and she now has the weight of his previous commitments on her shoulder from his failing business to his ambition to protect the heritage of a local known astronomer from becoming a new housing complex. Taken so much on has left Seren questioning who she is or what she wants from life but she can not let her father down.
Jack Dixon is a newly single parent to the adorable Nessie but the struggles of a single parent have already reared their ugly head. Desperate to be able to secure a job so he can provide stability for his daughter may mean that he misses his chance for true love.
This was such a beautiful storyline weaved around two much loved characters Seren and Jack. I found Seren such a relatable character she has lost her way and is always putting others needs and wants first not wanting to disappoint those around her and not wanting to fail on the last thing she is able to do for her father. She needs to have more confidence and belief in herself and to start put herself first as she is so selfless but this is what makes her such a warm and genuine character. Jack is a very hard working and determined character who is also very honest especially when taking about the loss of his partner. His love for his daughter shines through and the bond they have is very special. Jack’s daughter Nessie is full of energy and has a wonderful imagination as well as a strong head on her shoulders.
The descriptive writing is beautiful especially surrounding the sea glass stars and the setting of St Ives. Sea glass is a big feature in this book and I can’t believe I have never come across it before, I was soon scrolling through google pictures and articles looking at the treasure and I am desperate to find my own sea glass. I have only briefly stopped off in St Ives once but Miranda Dickinson has touched my heart and piqued my interest with this idyllic location and I am desperate to return to St Ives and soak in the sights and feel all the feels she pours into this book.
I found this such an honest and emotional read with a touch of magic. It touches on grief as well as romance and the journey of finding oneself as well as parental struggles. I found myself putting this book down not wanting it to end only to then minutes later be drawn back to it desperate to see what happens next.
This is the prefect book to take away with you on your travels this year to enjoy reading whilst soaking up the sun.

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