Archaeology lecturer Dr Rachel Ward has come to Lincoln University somewhat in disgrace after an affair with her married boss at Southampton University was discovered. You’d think she’d have learned from thi,s and indeed a series of failed relationships but no, she’s almost immediately tempted into beginning another affair with a student. Alongside her university work, she takes on some freelance work investigating an old Second World War air base, before a property developer begins building.
Rachel is a rather interesting character, not always likeable at least initially as she most definitely has her flaws! As Jane Cable reveals more about Rachel we start to see how she has been shaped by events in her her past and just why they affected the way she regards relationships. This made her someone I certainly felt more sympathy for. Through her growing friendship with an older character, Esther, she slowly come to realise that to move forward she needs to come to terms with her past and perhaps give love a chance. I very much liked the friendship she found with Esther who was an interesting character with a story to tell too.
There is a historical element to the story with a link to the past through Esther who had worked on the airbase. A hint of the supernatural was carefully blended into the story in what felt like quite a natural way. I felt that the way the author brought the relevance of the past into the contemporary part of the story was very well done.
Love is a theme in this book both in the past and the present and often that love is tinged with poignancy. There is a particularly pleasing ending, not with everything completely tied up in a happy-ever-after way but in a way which feels right and true to the characters. This is a beautifully written book, just the kind of enjoyable read to lose yourself in.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the tour and to the publishers for my review copy via Netgalley. Endless Skies is available now from Sapere Books in paperback and ebook formats. The ebook will be just 99p until tomorrow (23rd October) so get yourself a copy now. Buying link – Endless Skies
From the back of the book
If you want to move forward, you have to deal with the past…
After yet another disastrous love affair – this time with her married boss –Rachel Ward has been forced to leave her long-term position in Southampton for a temporary role as an Archaeology Lecturer at Lincoln University.
Rachel has sworn off men and is determined to spend her time away clearing her head and sorting her life out.
But when one of her students begins flirting with her, it seems she could be about to make the same mistakes again…
She distracts herself by taking on some freelance work for local property developer, Jonathan Daubney.
He introduces her to an old Second World War RAF base. And from her very first visit something about it gives Rachel chills…
As Rachel makes new friends and delves into local history, she is also forced to confront her own troubled past.
Why is she unable to get into a healthy relationship? What’s stopping her from finding Mr Right?
And what are the echoes of the past trying to tell her…?
ENDLESS SKIES is thought-provoking contemporary women’s fiction novel with a heart-warming ending. It merges moving World War Two historical events with modern day drama to reveal a relatable love story.
About the author
I write romance with a twist, that extra something to keep readers guessing right to the end. While my books are character driven my inspiration is always a British setting; so far a village in Yorkshire (The Cheesemaker’s House), a Hampshire wood (The Faerie Tree), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset (Another You) and rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies).
I was born and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall three years ago.
I published my first two novels independently and have now been signed by Sapere Books. I am an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine.
Social Media Links