Secrets in Priors Ford Paperback
by Eve Houston
Part of the Priors Ford series
There is consternation among the villagers of pretty Scottish borders town, Priors Ford, when a firm is interested in re-opening an old sandstone quarry. It'll be disruptive, noisy and dusty, despite bringing in some new jobs.
Publican Glen organises a protest group - but when the local newspaper takes an interest in him and the story, he starts to feel very nervous indeed.
When Jenny Forsyth attends a protest meeting and sees the quarry surveyor she also discovers a problem. So does the surveyor, for he and Jenny recognise each other from years back when they lived different lives. And Jenny has no wish for her friends and neighbours to hear about her past ...Clarissa Ramsay is too preoccupied to care much about the new threat facing the village.
She and her husband, Kenneth, moved to the village a year earlier but Clarissa is newly widowed.
But when she discovers he had a secret life she resolves to make some radical changes in her own ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 10/01/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751539615
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Review by dsc73277
I'm a great believer in judging books according to whether they become what it appears the author wanted them to be. In this case, I believe that Eve Houston has succeeded in creating a light and cosy read, in the heart-warming Sunday evening television drama mould epitomised by the likes of Hamish Macbeth. Sadly, one person who borrowed this from the library before me was far from amused, scribbling in pencil in the margin to point out that water colour painters do not use canvasses and to bemoan a rather chauvinistic car salesman (dare I say it, not unlike another male star of Sunday evening television) who suggests that women tend to choose a new car based on its colour. I rather got the impression that, by this point, the irritated reader was so annoyed by the book that she (I'm assuming there I know) completely missed the joke. Not to worry, her (ok, possibly his) annotations added even further to my enjoyment of this entertaining read.
Review by Fliss88
This was a good book to take to bed at night. A light plot, some good characters and easily picked up and put down, and fairly typical of what village life would be like I think.