Thursday, January 11, 2018

Whales and Strange Stars by Kathy Sharp

Series: First book in my new Wych Ferry Series
Genre: historical fiction
Release Date: 12th December, 2017
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books


A world beyond her own.

A sea captain passes through the forgotten port of Wych Ferry, and whiles away an hour relating his traveller’s tales to young Rosamund Euden. He tells her that the stars are different, if you sail far enough, that the horizon isn’t quite real, not when you get there; he speaks of sea serpents and whales, and mysterious islands.

To an impressionable girl who has never left her home, the whales and strange stars of his stories come to symbolise the great outside world she longs to see. The sea captain moves on, unaware of the dramatic events he has set in action as Rosamund’s search for adventure leads her into a world of dangerous secrets in the marshlands of eighteenth century Kent.

Torn between loyalty to her uncles, and her desire to discover what lies beyond the marshes, Rosamund seeks help from an unexpected source. But who can she really trust?


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 Combining history with fantasy the lyrical prose flows across the pages. The plot ripples and twists just as a river eddies. It is a coming of age story and a coming of awareness tale, mixing innocence, need, greed and denial. A story of family and of business, with a touch of magical mystery.
An intense, emotional journey from curiosity to discovery to betrayal and learning about life.



ABOUT KATHY SHARP

Kathy Sharp was born and brought up by the sea in Kent. Life took her inland, and she worked for many years as a desktop publisher for Surrey County Council, and as a tutor in adult education.
And then, one day, she visited a friend who had just moved to the Isle of Portland, Dorset, and fell in love with the place. She has now lived by the sea in the Weymouth and Portland area for more than ten years, and still loves it. The wonderful Jurassic Coast, and Portland in particular, were the inspiration for her Larus Trilogy of novels.
Kathy also sings with, and writes lyrics for, the Island Voices Choir on Portland, and is a keen member of local writing groups, as well as enjoying studying the local flora.


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