Janet’s first love arrives out of the blue after thirty years. Those were simpler times for them both. Sunny childhood beach holidays, fish and chips and big copper pennies clunking into one armed bandits.
The Wells family has run the Cromer Pier Summertime Special Show for generations. But it’s now 2009 and the recession is biting hard. Owner Janet Wells and daughter Karen are facing an uncertain future. The show must go on, and Janet gambles on a fading talent show star. But both the star and the other cast members have their demons. This is a story of love, loyalty and luvvies. The road to Cromer Pier might be the end of their careers, or it might just be a new beginning.
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I thought this was a great summery book which reminded me of family holidays at the British seaside. It’s made me even more excited about our upcoming holidays this summer.
I loved the vivid descriptions of Cromer Pier which sounds like a fantastic place to visit. I felt I could hear the sea and almost feel the sand between my toes. Cromer Pier is a real place which I always like and I wasted a few hours looking up pictures of it on the internet. I would definitely like to visit it some day.
There are some brilliant characters in this book who I enjoyed getting to know and learning more about their lives. The wonderful blend of their glittering show biz lives mixed with their personal problems made for compelling reading and I loved watching everything developing.
The pace of this book was quite a steady one which made the story seem more real as everything unfolded at a realistic pace. I found myself quickly absorbed into the story and felt quite sad when the story ended and I had to leave everything behind.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’d definitely be interested in reading more from him in the future.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
I am a 62 year old Accountant who semi-retired to explore my love of creative writing. In my career I held Board level jobs for over twenty five years, in private, public and third sector organisations. I was born in Coventry, a city then dominated by the car industry and high volume manufacturing. Jaguar, Triumph, Talbot, Rolls Royce, Courtaulds, Massey Ferguson were the major employers, to name but a few.
When I was nine year’s old I told my long suffering mother that as I liked English composition and drama I was going to be a Playwright. She told me that I should work hard at school and get a proper job. She was right of course.
I started as an Office Junior at Jaguar in 1973 at eleven pounds sixty four a week. I thus grew up in the strike torn, class divided seventies. My first career ended in 2015, when I semi retired as Director of Corporate services at Humberside Probation. My second career, as a Non Executive Director, is great as it has allowed me free time to travel and indulge my passion for writing, both in novels and for theatre.
The opportunity to rekindle my interest in writing came in 2009, when I wrote my first pantomime, Cinderella, for my home group, the Walkington Pantomime Players. I have now written eight. I love theatre, particularly musical theatre, and completed the Hull Truck Theatre Playwrite course in 2010. My first play, a comedy called He’s Behind You, is now available on: https://www.silverbirchingtonplays.com/product-page/he-s-behind-you-by-martin-gore
Pen Pals was my first novel, but a second, The Road to Cromer Pier, is now out. Officially it will be launched on Cromer Pier itself on the 28th June, coinciding witb the new season of the Summertime Soecial Show.
I’m active on twitter @authorgore and on facebook martin gore author. My website is http://www.martingore.co.uk.
I’m an old fashioned writer I guess. I want you to laugh and to cry. I want you to believe in my characters, and feel that my stories have a beginning, a middle, and a satisfactory ending.