The Hollow Heart by Adrienne Vaughan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Hollow Heart is the first book in the Heartfelt series. It features reporter Marianne Coltrane and begins with her work at the Chesterford Chronicle where her latest scoop uncovers the illegal sale of babies from a refuge for single pregnant women. Once the story breaks Marianne finds herself being awarded Journalist of the Year for her stolen babies expose.
It’s at the awards she meets dependable George Brownlow MP. With a twist, destiny plunges Marianne through a series of cruel disasters and it’s not until she decides to take a break and escape to the Island of Innishmahon off of the Irish coast, that she begins to mend her emotional wounds. The people of the island are so welcoming; Padar and Oonagh Quinn who run the pub, Miss MacReady the postmistress and Father Gregory.
Marianne finds another person on the island is also there to find himself and escape from life. Ryan O’Gorman, TV star, once saved Marianne’s life, now he’s here saving more lives when a storm hits and families need rescuing. He doesn’t want to be remembered as a hero he wants to be a writer, but life in the fast lane pulls him away from the island and Marianne.
Stormy times lay ahead for more than one character, and I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series to see how obstacles are overcome, relationships smoothed and families are re-united. I really enjoyed Marianne’s journey and easily fell in love with the people and the island of Innishmahon.
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Adrienne will be our guest on the blog tomorrow, do come back and find out more about this author and her writing.
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Good morning Rosie and Adrienne. GREAT REVIEW OF A FABULOUS DEBUT NOVEL. Nothing quite beats holding your novel in your hand and looking down at it and saying: I made this. Looking forward to reading number three when it comes out later this year. And buying a box set in the near future, perhaps?
A box set is a great idea.
Hi ladies, well now you’ve got me thinking …a box set in time for Christmas …what a fabby idea. Thanks chums. 🙂