Wednesday 6 August 2014

Follow a Star by Christine Stovell

Title: Follow a Star
Author: Christine Stovell
Published: 7th July 2014
Publisher: Choc Lit


What a wonderful book this was to get stuck into. I love the books that Choc Lit publish and this was another one to add to my growing love of their books. I also need to express my love for this cover! It's so striking; the colours really stand out and I want to be where the girl on the front is looking at that star. This is the second book in the Little Spitmarsh series, but like I have done, you do not need to read the first book to enjoy this.

Follow a Star centers around May Starling who responds to a crew-wanted ad to help to deliver a boat to Little Spitmarsh. We are aware that May is trying to escape from something so there is a little mystery surrounding this as she makes the journey aboard the Lucille.

This story had a great abundance of characters and a great love interest, although I did want to knock Bill Blythe on the head sometimes with his constant judgements and assumptions of May! I particularly had a fondness for Harry who you meet later in the book and has made me want to read their story in Turning The Tide. I also thought the villain of this story was brilliantly developed, a truly loathsome character that really added to the plot development.

I loved how Christine really managed to transport me onboard the Lucille and out to sea. I very rarely go on boats in real life and yet reading this it really was like I was there. I also have a real hankering to go somewhere like Little Spitmarsh (if only it was a real place). It just sounded so idyllic.

A wonderful story to really get lost in. I am looking forward to going back to Little Spitmarsh.



1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Laura. Thank you for this lovely review.