I received a free copy of She Rises from TLC Book Tours for my honest review.
About the Book:
About the Author:
Kate Worsley was born in Preston, Lancashire, and studied English at University College London. She has worked variously as a journalist, a massage practitioner, and spotlight operator, and has a master’s in creative writing (novels) from City University London. She now lives on the Essex coast. She Rises is her first novel.
She Rises is a book that draws you in from the very first sentence. Much like the young protagonist, Luke, you feel a touch off center and confused at first but as you follow his story and that of the second character, Louise. The two stories get told side by side until it all comes together in a most surprising way – no spoilers from me!
Each story is compelling with richly drawn characters and plots that slowly draw towards each other. Ms. Worsley has a way with descriptive prose; I don’t know if she ever went to sea but she sure knows how to make her readers go there with her words. Not to mention into the sails! The sections involving Luke’s travails were both the ones I liked least and most – sort that out if you will. They were the hardest to read due to the way he was “offered his position” in His Majesty’s Navy and yet the most thrilling.
Louise’s side of the tale took a bit to get going but once it did it too, was a joy to read. Her story did not take off as quickly as Luke’s but it became – after a bit – just as enthralling. As the book came to its conclusion I was turning the pages as fast as I could. I’m keeping this for a second read. I think Luke and Louise will give me further entertainment and insights upon a calmer go-round with foreknowledge of the ending.
A very diverting, fascinating, well drawn historical novel.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of She Rises from TLC Book Tours for my honest review.