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Where The Story Starts Kindle Edition
Shortlisted for the RNA’s Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award.
A strange encounter. An unlikely friendship. But will it survive when they both know the truth?
As single mother Leah struggles to get her children ready one morning, the doorbell rings. Standing on the doorstep of their terraced house in Whitley Bay is a well-dressed stranger, Clio, who feels an emotional tie to the house that she can’t explain. The story should end there, but a long-buried secret is already on its way to the surface?
In some ways the two women couldn’t be more different: Leah’s a mother of two and the daughter of a barmaid; Clio’s a perennially single heiress to her baroness mother’s estate. But where Leah lacks grown-up company, Clio lacks any experience of the real world, and the unlikely friendship sparked by their curious first meeting offers both of them a welcome respite from the routine of their lives.
It is a friendship that will answer questions neither of them knew to ask, uncovering secret stories from the past that have stayed hidden for decades. But will it also be the catalyst for them to finally feel that they belong?
“Once again…Imogen Clark urges readers to turn the pages as the delightfully pleasant façade of her characters’ lives begins to crack when the mysteries of the past come to call. Both soothing and riveting, Where The Story Starts asks: What if your greatest secret is the one you don’t even know exists?” —Amber Cowie, author of Rapid Falls and Raven Lane
About the Author
Imogen Clark lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and children. Her first burning ambition was to be a solicitor, and so she read law at Manchester University and then worked for many years at a commercial law firm. After leaving her legal career behind to care for her children, Imogen turned to her second love—books. She returned to university, studying part-time while the children were at school, and was awarded a BA in English literature with first-class honours. Her first two novels, Postcards From a Stranger and The Thing About Clare, reached number one in both the UK and Australian Kindle charts. Imogen loves sunshine and travel and longs to live by the sea someday.
- ASIN : B07K6P9LLZ
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (28 May 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 2912 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 337 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542044669
- Best Sellers Rank: 6,876 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s the first book which I’ve read by Imogen Clark, but it won’t be the last. I’ve devoured this book in 2 days. Housework has been forgotten while I’ve read about Leah’s life with her children, how Clio came into her life. Slowly but slowly the story came together in my head. I could imagine the house, “ number 5”, the pub where Clio worked, even Hartsford Hall, but maybe I’ve got a lead over other readers, since I live near Whitley Bay and know all the places, admittedly slightly changed, where Leah, Clio, Grace and Charles all lived.
I could actually imagine someone living the lives they did. Imogen has described everything most eloquently.
The book covers a topic that very few of us have experienced, but Clark has made it all too clear what the consequences could be.
Already looking forward to the next one.
It's the characters and the secrets in this novel which drew me in and kept me turning the of because they seem so real and plausible. Without giving anything away, one man 's selfish actions cause chaos for the next two generations.
This is a warm, sensitive book where the best and the worst things happen when two apparently opposite worlds collide. Naturally it's left to the women Grace, Leah and Clip to sort out!
The characters in the story appeared real and whilst I predicted some of the scenarios, situations and who or what was going to be or do something, it was still an enjoyable read.
Each character told their story in chapters which were headed. This helps greatly because the reader knows exactly who is telling that part of the story or the event taking place.
There are sad parts and the reader is drawn to the sadness when it happens. My late Mother always used to tell me “never put off for tomorrow what you can do today” and this saying appears to be quite appropriate by the end of the story.
As someone who does a lot of Family History, I often find out “secrets” from my ancestors’ lives. Something that they thought they had taken to their graves.
This story has secrets which eventually unfold.
A delight to read.