Monday 7 October 2019

Fiona and the Whale || Blog Tour

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.

When i first came across this book as a blog tour request, i sat on it for a bit - it sounded good but also really random. I mean what on earth - a whale? Oh boy, that Whale is a kick to the feels.

This book was bloody good. We meet Fiona - who is seeing her son off to university and getting ready to celebrate her anniversary with her husband. What she doesnt expect is her husand to accounce he is leaving her after an 18 month affair. This news throws Fionas life into turmoil. As she is wallowing in her self pity, she turns on the news and sees a stuck Whale. 

Sad right? Oh no, this Whale is a whole lot more. No one could expect the turn this book takes. I loved the way it was written - i loved the interjection of authors notes, it was like she was reading alongside you. I enjoyed getting to know Fiona, as we spent time with her i learnt initial impressions could be wrong.

This was a sweet read that tackled some deeper issues, it really makes you asses your own life and what good you are doing for the world - even when you think you are doing some good, there is always more. The whale is a symbol for something bigger and i think that is really what makes this book!

*Gifted for blog tour review*

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Hannah Lynn
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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