Echoes of Time (The Guernsey Novels Book 5)
The fifth ofThe Guernsey Novels, Echoes of Time is a dual-time story set in the German Occupation and present-day Guernsey and is likely to appeal to fans ofThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…
1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla.The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she has made a mistake. Herlife changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-however there's a price to pay. . .
2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship - only to beplagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else's past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.
Thrown together in a bid to find out what happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on?Book reviews
"A powerful family drama packed full of mystery and intrigue.A stunningly good read." A 'Wishing Shelf' Book Review
"For the last three days, I have beenthoroughly immersedin Echoes of Time, a family saga set in Guernsey. Let me begin by saying howgrippingthis story is. Not only is the plot packed full oftwists and turns, but the setting - and the characters - are lovingly described. There is, I think, nothing better than a novel written by an author who knows how to balance setting, speech and plot.
So, what did I like? Well, the opening chapter, albeit very short, is areal 'grabber'. I'm very fond of books which open with a 'BANG!' and not with endless paragraphs of flowery prose. Well, trust me, this opens BIG, hooking the reader in…
I also very muchenjoyed the pacing of this novel. The chapters were surprisingly short for this genre and there's often acliffhangerat the end of the chapters. So, although it is a family saga of sorts it is also very much a thriller and a mystery, and the style of writing reflects that.
So, would I recommend this book? Yes, absolutely. And who to? Well, pretty much anybody and everybody. If you enjoy agood thriller, this is for you. If you enjoy acomplex family saga, this is for you. Or, if you simplylove Guernsey, this is for you." A 'Wishing Shelf' Book Review www.thewsa.co.uk
"Superbly written, Echoes of Time iscaptivating, exciting, sad, bittersweet and yet hopeful and full of happiness. Anne Allen lovingly depicts the place and people of Guernsey and seamlessly combines the past and present, telling almost parallel stories that come to a joint resolution." Readers Favorite Review - Awarded Finalist in Readers' Favorite Awards 2017.The Guernsey Novels will appeal to lovers of the works of Joanna Trollope, Maeve Binchy, and the best-selling book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.