With her personal life on the rocks, it’s going to take a whale sized miracle to keep her afloat.
Event planner Fiona Reeves did not have her husband’s sudden departure on her schedule. However, she’s certain that it’s only a hiccup and he’ll be back in no time, begging for forgiveness. Fortunately there’s a distraction of mammoth proportions swimming in the River Thames.
Absorbed by the story of Martha the sperm whale, Fiona attempts to carry on life as usual as she awaits her husband’s return. However, nothing can prepare her for the dramatic turn of events that throws her life into ever greater turmoil. The road ahead has many paths and for Fiona it’s time to sink or swim.
Fiona and the Whale is a poignant and often hilarious contemporary fiction novel. If you enjoy topical tales, second chances and a little bit of romance, you’ll love this new book from the Kindle Storyteller Award Winner, Hannah Lynn.
This is a very enjoyable novel, dealing with common issues (empty-nest syndrome, marital break-up) but in a definitely unconventional way. The whale element isn’t so unusual either, as there’s just been a humpback whale in the Thames, sadly killed the other day in a collision with a boat.
Our heroine Fiona is thoroughly engaging. She’s flawed (for example, she seems more concerned about breaking up her dinner service than that her son needs plates to go to university with!) but kind, caring and genuine. Her concerns about the environment are timely and firmly but sensitively handles. It’s something we need to hear so as well as being an entertaining story there’s the added beneficial element of gently reminding us to think of our impact on the world around us rather more than we do.
The author has a lively, friendly style that grabs you at once and holds your attention all the way through the book. It’s fun, poignant, informative, quirky and wonderful.
Hannah Lynn is an award-winning novelist. Publishing her first book, Amendments – a dark, dystopian speculative fiction novel, in 2015, she has since gone on to write The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, a contemporary fiction novel with a supernatural twist – which won the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award and the Gold Medal for Best Adult Fiction ebook at this year’s IPPY Awards – and the delightfully funny and poignant Peas and Carrots series.
While she freely moves between genres, her novels are recognisable for their character driven stories and wonderfully vivid description.
She is currently working on a YA Vampire series and a reimaging of a classic Greek myth.
Born in 1984, Hannah grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.
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