The Angel of Eddystone by Luke McEwen
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 5th February 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
My main favourite reading genres tend to be children’s books of all descriptions, thrillers, some sci-fi-, some fantasy, biography, classics, self-help, and some specific crime genres. I rule out romance as not being my bag.
I recently realised that I enjoy another genre that I had not even realised existed. That of relationships.
A good example is a book I have just finished and thoroughly enjoyed and review below.
The Angel of Eddystone by Mr Luke McEwen (Author)
Publisher : Unchained Pen Ltd
Paperback : 425 pages
- “One lighthouse, two lost souls and some very quirky flatmates”
Gabby’s toxic childhood led to a string of disastrously ill-chosen partners and it looks like her latest relationship is about to hit the rocks too, but she does have a great career and a loyal best friend.
A bad business decision put paid to Mark’s marriage and he’s struggling to find himself again. The latest unravelling of a relationship leads him to question the merits of having a girlfriend at all.
Unknown to each other, Gabby and Mark are drawn to a new job working at a lighthouse off the English coast. Could chasing this unusual opportunity bring them the happiness that has eluded them?
Eddystone lighthouse throws them a raft of life lessons. Can they navigate the storms of their emotions?
- Perhaps we all know a Gabby and a Mark: one makes all the wrong choices, not learning from her repeated mistakes, the other wants to turn his back on the disappointment and hurt his relationships have caused him and just go his own way. What will it take to help them recover?
The majestic lighthouse in this lively and engaging story takes on the role of a further, intriguing and timely character. This reader couldn’t help wondering “How would I cope with living in isolation without face to face human contact?”. Like so many others, I’m now finding out.
At times very funny, at others philosophical, the narrative skips along. I found myself caring increasingly about Gabby and Mark and eager to turn each page to discover the next delightful step in their journeys.
Luke McEwen creatively spices a rich recipe of wisdom and romance with a pinch of poetry and a sprinkling of humour.
“A unique, uplifting and enthralling read.”
“Thought-provoking, alluring and entertaining.”
“A witty, honest, poetic journey through life and relationships, it is an incisive reminder to always live your truth.”
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Top Ten Countries with Largest Coal Reserves
- United States of America (USA) 237.295 Billion Tonnes 27.6% of world’s total reserves
- Russia 157.010 Billion Tonnes 18.2% of world’s total reserves
- China 114.500 Billion Tonnes 13.3% of world’s total reserves
- Australia 76.400 Billion Tonnes 8.9% of world’s total reserves
- India 60.600 Billion Tonnes 7.0% of world’s total reserves
- Germany 40.699 Billion Tonnes 4.7% of world’s total reserves
- Ukraine 33.873 Billion Tonnes 3.9% of world’s total reserves
- Kazakhstan 33.600 Billion Tonnes 3.9% of total world reserves
- Colombia 6.746 Billion Tonnes 0.8% of world’s total reserves
- Canada 6.5 billion tonnes
- United Kingdom 77 million tons
There are an estimated 1.1 trillion tonnes of proven coal reserves worldwide.
There is enough coal to last us around 150 years at current rates of production.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.”
— Katharine Hepburn
Happiness is…reading about other people’s relationships.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I bought a dictionary and when I got home I realized all the pages were blank; I have no words for how angry I am.
Love is…uncovered due to a Special Lighthouse Project.
A time to read a real-life biography…a time to read about a unique fictious relationship based around a famous lighthouse.
5th February 1919 Hollywood film studio United Artists founded by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith
©2021 Phil M Robinson