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Ghosting Home

3rd of the Strong Winds series

 

Thursday
Jun292017

Indie E-book Review - Cally Phillips

"I’d like to tell you I read this book in one sitting. But it was better than that. I so enjoyed it and so didn’t want it to end that I spaced it out over three sittings, revelling in thinking about it in between times. Imagining what might happen next. Sometimes guessing right and sometimes being amazed by the turns the narrative took."

"gender free adventure"

"descriptions of sailing which can only be described as breath-taking"

"how Jones manages to keep it exciting page after page without resorting to hyperbole is a feat I’m still baffling over. But she does."

"There’s plenty of seeding from the earlier novels but Ghosting Home is still a fresh and original story."

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Thursday
Jun292017

Marine Quarterly - Peter Willis

"there is a huge amount of well‐researched technical accuracy embedded effortlessly in the action."

"The narrative as ever magically combines pacey action with a real sensitivity towards the needs, emotions and anxieties of her cast of early‐teens. It’s deep, rich, dramatic and comic sometimes almost simultaneously"

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Thursday
Jun292017

The Bookbag - Sue Magee

"the series has never fought shy of taking on the big issues [...] Julia Jones doesn't patronise her readers"

"It's a real talent to be able to develop a character, particularly of a boy in his early teens, over a trilogy but Donny comes off the page brilliantly. [...] Although Donny is the centre of the book it doesn't mean that it will only appeal to boys."

"a gem of a book"

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Thursday
Jun292017

Todd Klein

"I’ve enjoyed all three books a great deal."

"All the threads and characters and ships from the previous two books are continued here in a somewhat complex storyline with lots of action, as well as some time for fun"

"A fine series, one I highly recommend."

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Thursday
Jun292017

Mixed Moss - Elizabeth Jolley

"This book is dense and complicated, exciting to read the first time, and interesting enough to save for re-reading in the future"

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Thursday
Jun292017

Armadillo Magazine

"An absorbing, fast-moving story, with the original features of Ransome brought up to date satisfyingly, compellingly - and alarmingly."