Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she’s taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She’s waiting for something – she’s not sure what, but she’ll know it when she sees it.
Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man’s last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous’ creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.
Thank you to Bookbridgr for sending me a copy to review .
There has been a lot of hype surrounding this book and her previous debut book which I hadn’t read .
As a avid reader I like to mix my reading choices up and believe you should try new things .
For me again where there seems to be a lot of hype …I just didn’t get it .
This is a quirky read and written in a way I struggled to understand at times .
I didn’t connect with the character’s or really understand what was happening .
I can see why it is a success but for me it just didn’t tick my boxes .