Pssst! We’ve heard that Cambridgeshire book blogger Lindsay Healy might just have got her hands on an early copy of Rumours by Freya North!
What better way to get the lowdown on what the book is like, or to find out what you can expect from Freya’s Letchworth Festival event, than by having a read of her review?
Here’s a taste of what Lindsay, who runs The Little Reader Library blog, made of the book:
This is the first novel I have read by this author; although I was aware of her novels I hadn’t yet picked one up to read. I’m glad I read this one – it is a heartwarming romantic read, with a well-developed storyline and very likeable main characters in Stella and Xander. There is a lovely supporting cast of characters who add to the story and bring the places described to life; Lady Lydia ‘the irascible dowager’ who lives in and owns Longbridge Hall, is ostensibly an old battleaxe, but beneath the surface, there lie secrets which explain why she has developed her tough exterior. Then there is Mrs Biggins ‘the cantankerous housekeeper’, and Art at the Hall, Xander’s old friend Caroline, Stella’s brothers and their partners and offspring, and the other agents at the estate agency, plus other residents of the village. They are all wondering what is truth and what is rumour:
“And so the rumour mill swung fully into action, grinding down the tiniest nibs of information into a powder so insubstantial it was carried easily on the prevailing gossip winds of Long Dansbury, where fiction mutated easily into fact and fed the tongues that wagged.”
Read her review in full here.
And, don’t forget, you can see Freya in person and get your hands on your own copy of Rumours two days before the official publication date by coming along to David’s Bookshop in Eastcheap, Letchworth, on Tuesday June 19 from 7pm. Tickets £3 redeemable against a copy of the book. Call David’s on 01462 684631 to reserve a ticket or use their online booking form here.