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Face the Wind and fly (The Heartlands Series Book 1) (English Edition) par [Harper, Jenny]
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Présentation de l'éditeur

Love, loss and family life against the background of a controversial project that fractures the whole community.

She builds wind farms, he detests them. Can they ever generate love?

After fifteen happy years of marriage, Kate Courtenay discovers that her charismatic novelist husband is spending more and more of his time with a young fan. She throws herself into her work, a controversial wind farm that’s stirring up tempers in the local community. Sparks fly when she goes head to head against its most outspoken opponent, local gardener Ibsen Brown – a man with a past of his own. But a scheme for a local community garden brings the sparring-partners together, producing the sort of electricity that threatens to short-circuit the whole system.

Biographie de l'auteur

Jenny Harper lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of a number of non-fiction books about Scotland and aspects of Scottish culture (written as Jenny Carter), and also a history of childbirth, Birth Through the Ages, written as Jenny Carter with Therese Duriez. She has written a children's novel, The Sleeping Train, and a romantic novel (under a pseudonym). Jenny has worked as a publishing editor and as a freelance journalist, with a particular interest in feature articles and the applied arts. She ran a corporate communications company for twenty-one years and now enjoys walking and travel, and time spent with friends. She also learned silversmithing and makes jewellery.

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 288 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1494958821
  • Editeur : Accent Press (10 août 2014)
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HASH(0x99e664f8) étoiles sur 5 Very different 22 juin 2014
Par Sandy Milan - Publié sur
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This is not my usual type of book but I was intrigued by the description I received from a blog I follow. I was in the mood for something different and this book was a quick easy read but I didn't love it.

What I liked: The setting in Scotland was lovely and different. The great descriptions of the places, houses, people, gardens etc. The author really did a great job and I could imagine what she described. I liked the way the h evolved and became a better person throughout the book.

What I hated: The cheating. I'm a big romantic and really anti-cheating. I've always been of the school of thought that says 'What goes around comes around'. The fact that the h had an affair with her husband whilst he was married to someone else really irritated me. The fact that she was so naive and then accepting of her husband cheating on her, did my head in. The fact that she wanted to work on her marriage and he agrees was just so half-hearted. The h seemed to accept that he was still seeing the other woman and she still sleeps with him. Ugh. Then
the h goes and sleeps with the H somewhere in the middle and it just seemed so cheap.
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HASH(0x99e666cc) étoiles sur 5 A Gripping Season of Change 29 septembre 2014
Par Lornwal - Publié sur
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To a semirural suburb of Edinburgh, a season of change is coming. There will be upheavals personal, environmental, and community-wide. FACE THE WIND AND FLY is the clear-eyed, involving, and sensitive story of how people cope with those changes, either finding the courage and the hope to face the future as a new chapter of life, or clinging to – and being trapped by – the past.

Jenny Harper has a wonderful gift with words. Her turns of phrase are gripping and evocative: "This wasn't wildlife, it was nature on an industrial scale;" "Edinburgh was looking gray-cauled and sorry, a charcoal city in a pale mist." Not a character in the story rings false, and because of that we are able to feel for each one, even those who are their own worst enemies. From the very first page, we care about and empathize with central character Kate, caught in a perfect storm of Murphy's Law snafus both personal and professional.

But Kate is by no means the only fully-fleshed and complex character in the novel. Notable are Ibsen, who yearns for peace – and for Kate – but is held in emotional bonds of grief and guilt; Frank, whose reasonable and neighborly personality is overtaken and frighteningly consumed by rage; Ninian, struggling with the miserable confusion of adolescence and family upheaval; Harry, surprisingly and poignantly misunderstood; and Andrew, who may have come to the frayed end of the patience of those who love him. There are more as well, for Ms. Harper has created a fully populated, very human and recognizable world.

I loved this novel. The story is fresh but completely relatable. Ms. Harper focuses not so much on change itself, but rather on how people react to it, or to the threat of it, and the difficult, sometimes life-changing, decisions those people face. Highly recommended!
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HASH(0x99e666f0) étoiles sur 5 A thoroughly modern love story 8 janvier 2014
Par Emma Kincaid - Publié sur
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Kate Courtenay, a very modern woman, has a very modern problem. A qualified and experienced engineer she has been charged with investigating the possibilities of establishing a viable wind farm on a site of natural beauty. Problem 1 is, Kate and her family live near Summerfield Law, the chosen site. Kate understands and appreciates the many feelings aroused in her village but is prepared to argue the issues professionally. She is not prepared for mutiny from a male member of her own team who, jealous of her position, deliberately presents the community sceptics with a map showing an access road that would utterly destroy the beauty of the area.
Her professional life is hectic as she deals with feelings. arguments, and counter arguments, accepting that she will win over some villagers but will never reach others including a very attractive local gardener who has a very personal reason for not wanting the turbines.
And here our thoroughly modern woman finds herself faced with a very old problem. Why is she so drawn to this man when she is happily married - or is she?
The writing is intelligent, especially when Ms Harper is painting the stunning scenery for the reader or presenting the arguments for having wind power. We meet a host of beautifully-drawn local inhabitants including Kate's teenage son and the dog, Wellington.
For or against wind power? You will still find this a thoroughly good read.
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HASH(0x99e66c24) étoiles sur 5 Great Theme and Characters 6 janvier 2014
Par Jay Kay - Publié sur
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Theme and Characters, 6 Jan 2014
Jay Kay

This review is from: Face the Wind and Fly (Kindle Edition)
'Good to have a romantic read that features contemporary issues like the
environment. Sub plots and personable characters draw the reader into
an engaging yet unusual kind of tale about opposites that attract.
Highly recommended to those who want romance with a difference. Can't
wait to read Jenny Harper's next book.'
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HASH(0x99e66e70) étoiles sur 5 A compelling read 10 octobre 2014
Par Anne L. - Publié sur
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This was the first book I have read by Jenny Harper and I was hooked very quickly. It wasn't a syrupy love story - just a very compelling narrative of how life really is. Once I finish writing this I will be ordering more books by Jenny.
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