A Sea Change – Veronica Henry

Craig is escaping his job, the city and his life as goes to stay at Everdene for a week one hot August.

Jenna is trying to escape Everdene and the surrounding places, but with no money, suddenly no job and possibly homeless she has to choose one way of escape.

Jenna and Craig’s paths cross, more than once but perhaps it is one too many for Craig as he suddenly sees something in Jenna that has been bothering him for a long time and perhaps he may need to escape his job for longer than a week in the summer.

For Jenna, she can only see the bad, in herself, not in the handsome man who seems to be about to change her world.

A short story that has a message to convey amongst, the people and the beautiful setting Veronica Henry has created, that everyone is beautiful no matter what their faults and reasons behind their actions. A great introduction to Veronica Henry’s work which if you have never read before, then you must. She brings the longed for summers out from the page and into your life so easily.

This was a Quick Reads (see below) book for 2013 – the reason I bought it and read it was because I like the authors work. And it was a lovely little story to read, when the rain had turned into sleet, it was cold and all I wanted to do was feel the sun on my face! A blanket, a cup of tea and this book has had to fill the gap!

What are Quick Reads? (Taken from the website)

12 million adults in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book. People’s reasons for not reading are varied but are often based in fear. Some people say they find books scary and intimidating, thinking they are ‘not for them’ or that books are difficult or boring.

Quick Reads sets out to challenge these beliefs and to show that books and reading can be for everyone. Each year we commission big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read. They are the same as mainstream books in every respect but are simply shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are less confident in their reading skills. The books are then sold through major retailers, online booksellers and are loaned from libraries.

Reading is second nature to me and I cannot imagine ever not doing it. Do pass this recommendation on to anyone you know that does not read and perhaps feels some of what is mentioned above. You can let them into the big secret, that reading is for everyone no matter what you read, you will be transported away to somewhere else for however long you want to be, through short stories or epic tales.