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September 26, 2015



published 8th October 2015


Tremarnock is a classic Cornish seaside village. Houses cluster around the fishing harbour. It has a pub and a sought-after little restaurant. It is here that Liz has found sanctuary for herself and her young daughter, Rosie – far away from Rosie’s cheating father.
From early in the morning with her job as a cleaner, till late at night waitressing in the restaurant, Liz works all hours God sends to provide for them both. But trouble is waiting just around the corner.
As with all villages, there are tensions, secrets and ambitions. Emma Burstall’s wonderfully engaging first novel about Tremarnock is the story of what happens when one shocking turn of events sweeps a small community, carrying Liz and Rosie with it.
Every single working mum on their own knows how hard it is to juggle working and finding care for your children.
What I like about Emma Burstall is that she has a gift for conjuring atmosphere and emotion, it is hard to not cry a little through Tremarnock.
Beneath this storyline it shows us the value of that family come first.
Liz and Rosie live in Tremarnock in a classic Cornish seaside village.Daughter Rosie was born with cerebral palsy and wants to go on a school trip, but her mother Liz can not afford it. Single mother Liz takes on a morning job as a cleaner and finds work as a waitress in a restaurant till late at night just to make ends meet.
Liz don’t have much money but she is a kind and a very loving woman. But someone managed to do a very wicked thing to Liz, just when Liz needed help for her daughter Rosie.
I recommend Tremarnock to readers because Emma Burstall writes fantastic characters that hook you in instantly.
I have read The Darling Girls by Emma Burstall which I loved reading and highly recommend. I really now want to read Never Close Your Eyes by Emma Burstall.



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One Comment
  1. Great review and what a lovely cover, makes you want to go to Cornwall immediately!

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