Saturday, 26 April 2014
Book Review: The Other Side of Morning by Joanna Lambert
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The story moves along at a great pace, the settings are described in such amazing detail that I felt as though I was there in person, and the characters are so lifelike that they leap off the page.
And what a cast – the dashing hero, the sensible heroine, the spurned boyfriend who won’t take No for an answer, the stupid, selfish teenager… to name but a few. And then there’s the wicked scheming stepmother. I found myself wanting to run for cover every time she appeared.
It’s difficult to describe the characters in detail without giving away too much about the story, but suffice it to say that by the end most of them have got the outcome they deserve. Having said that, this is no fairy-tale; just as in real life, there are also some genuinely innocent victims.
I must also add that it’s a credit to the author’s skill that I had no idea, until I came to read some other reviews of the book, that this story forms part of a series. But it isn’t necessary to have read the earlier volumes first; there’s enough background information to ensure that it works very well as a stand-alone novel.
The Other Side of Morning is available from Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in rural Wiltshire, Jo Lambert grew up with a love of books and a vivid imagination. As a child she enjoyed creating her own adventure stories similar to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Writing always stayed with her, but college, work and eventually marriage found it kept very much in the background as a hobby. In 2009 everything changed when she decided to self-publish a novel she had completed. After When Tomorrow Comes, three other books - Love Lies and Promises, The Ghost of You and Me and Between Today and Yesterday followed. In 2013 she decided to give up full time work to concentrate fully on her writing. Her fifth novel The Other Side of Morning was accepted by ThornBerry Publishing UK and is now available in e-book form with a paperback version to follow shortly.
Jo is married and lives in a village on the eastern edge of Bath, Somerset, with one small grey feline called Mollie. She shares her husband with his ‘other woman’ Bridget – a 48-year-old white MG Midget who keeps him occupied while she is busy writing.