01 February, 2010

The Shell Seekers


From Goodreads:

The Shell Seekers is a novel of connection: of one family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations.The Shell Seekers centers on Penelope Keeling  a woman you'll always remember in world you'll never forget. The Shell Seekers is a magical novel, the kind of reading experience that comes along only one in a long while. The Shell Seekers is filled with real people mothers and daughters, husband and lovers  inspired with real values.
As I said before, I love a good family saga and this was perfect!  Penelope Keeling was such a beautifully written, strong female character that you immediately wanted to go and sit and chat to her. Each chapter focussed on one person and their link to Penelope, while allowing the whole story to develop. Switching between the early 1940's and 1987, it was easy to follow the flashbacks, with each one giving you an "aha" moment where a question posed or pondered by someone in the present was answered.  I really enjoyed The Shell Seekers and I will be seeking out more of Pilcher's stuff.