Water’s Edge by Jane Riddell
Water’s Edge is a contemporary story in the genre of quiet women’s fiction.
When Madalena invites her four children to Switzerland for a family gathering, she isn’t
prepared for the excess baggage of their lives they bring along – secrets they are compelled to keep and those that must be divulged; the compromises they make, and, ultimately, what can and can’t be resolved – for Madalena, too, has things about her past that she would prefer not to reveal.
Set against a backdrop of mountains and lakes, Water’s Edge is a tapestry of love, lies and family.
Grade: B (Four Stars)
Water’s Edge is a very relationship driven book, It weaves a tale of people and their connections to each other, and what it really takes to be a family. It’s a very interesting book and is a good fit for the woman’s fiction genre. The book is filled with drama, and emotional issues, and really gets on a deeper level. I really enjoyed the way that Riddell writes. She weaves the story so well, and you get wrapped up in it, and you really relate to her characters. This book is really driven by the characters that Riddell has created and the interconflicts we find them in. I thought it was a unique and interesting look at family dynamics, and very realistic as well. I enjoyed seeing each individual character’s struggle, and their journey. Overall, I thought the book to be well written, touching and a very good read. I’d recommend it to any fans of women’s fiction out there.
*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author:
Jane Riddell grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but defected to Edinburgh in her thirties, after living in New Zealand and Australia. For many years she worked for the NHS as a dietitian and health promoter. In 2006 she took a career break to move with her family to Grenoble, France, for three years. During this time she wrote more seriously, so seriously that when she returned to Edinburgh she decided to make writing her ‘job’.
Jane writes contemporary fiction, and is a keen blogger, including penning letters from a Russian cat. She is always on the lookout for interesting authors to interview for her Papillon blog. If you fit this category, email her on: Riddell.Jane@gmail.com
Jane holds a Masters in Creative Writing. In 2011 she started a small editing business, Choice Words Editing. She is currently rewriting her second novel, Chergui’s Child, a long work in progress….
Her debut novel, Water’s Edge, is published by ThornBerry Publishing and is available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon.
Her editing guide, Words’Worth – a fiction writer’s guide to serious editing, is published by ThornBerry Publishing and is available in paperback from Amazon.
Jane is enthusiastic, addicted to chocolate and has a dysfunctional relationship with time.
Her author’s website is: http://www.quietfiction.com
Her editor’s website is: http://www.choicewordsediting.co.uk