Jennie Coughlin has created a town which seems real enough to perhaps be the one next to your own. This small book spans a few decades with its four short stories. It’s about everyday life for the people of Exeter, complete with problems, trivial and large. I felt like I was looking at the town through a window, getting a little glimpse at the goings on and getting to know the characters. It was like being given a sneak peak at what was to come – which is good because I have heard there are more stories about Exeter in the works.
Can I pick a favourite? Nope, I can’t. Even though they are four short stories it still seemed like more of a whole to me than four parts, they interwove and it was great. It gave me the feeling that I had known the town for more than just the ‘time at the moment’.
An easy to read pocketsize book with engaging characters and good storylines.
I must say thank you to Jennie for providing me with a copy of her book – thanks, Jennie!