UNDER an AMBER SKY

When Sophie Taylor’s life falls apart, there is only one thing to do: escape and find a new one.

Dragged to Montenegro by her best friend Anna, Sophie begins to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But when she stumbles into an old, run-down house on the Bay of Kotor she surprises even herself when she buys it.

Surrounded by old furniture, left behind by the former inhabitants, Sophie becomes obsessed by a young Balkan couple when she discovers a bundle of letters from the 1940s in a broken roll-top desk. Letters that speak of great love, hope and a mystery Sophie can’t help but get drawn into.

Days in Montenegro are nothing like she expected and as Sophie’s home begins to fill with a motley crew of lodgers the house by the bay begins to breathe again. And for Sophie, life seems to be restarting. But letting go of the past is easier said than done…

Reviews

Megan: 5/5 stars – wow! Rose you have weaved a brilliant story. The core concepts of this book were just what I wanted to read, family, resiliency, acceptance, travel, and growth all motivated and inspired me. I devoured it in two days. 

 

Anne: What a thoroughly gorgeous read! Characters you take to your heart, a modern story about friendship and "family", a fascinating thread about hidden history, and a backdrop beautifully described that had me adding Montenegro to my bucket list. Highly recommended.

Claire: I adored Under An Amber Sky... This book really is beautifully written. You are easily transported to Montenegro and can picture everything Sophie sees. I read this on a couple of days and can highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Amazon customer: 'A great holiday read, similar in style to Joanna Trollope or Maeve Binchy. The evocative language will inspire many a traveller to visit Montenegro.'

Amazon customer: 'This is a novel of unbearable grief, hope, and new beginnings. A story of deep emotions, Under an Amber Sky saddens the heart enormously but only to cheer it up in the end. Gripping, bright, an exceptionally pleasant piece of literature. There are sobs, but the pages are not soaked in misery. There are smiles and sunny days, confusing feelings and hope timidly arising, carelessness and profundity… A lovely book to read on the beach (who says beach books should be mediocre?) or in the cosiness of your home, Under an Amber Sky is a novel I highly recommend.'

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