Author spotlight – Jennie Orbell plus review of Mulligan’s Reach


Mulligan’s Reach by Jennie Orbell

Book Blurb

When Alex McBride inherited Mulligan’s Reach, an island twenty-five miles off the East coast of Australia, she considered her world contained and ordered. There was no-one to hurt her or break her heart again. And if her friend and business partner, Jodie Lower, hadn’t made a huge mistake regarding the suitability of their stud-horse, things may have remained that way.
In an attempt to rectify her mistake, Jodie asks for help from her old friend Kane Mitchell who owns a proven stud-horse. When Kane arrives on the island, Alex’s world spins out of control. Kane Mitchell is undeniably attractive and Alex senses instinctively that he spells trouble.
When inexplicable things begin to happen, initial suspicion falls on Kane but Alex’s disturbed past means that she could be the one responsible. Who’s to blame? Kane or Alex… or is it someone else?
Alex soon discovers that paradise is not all it seems. Mulligan’s Reach has a dark past that slowly begins to unravel. Everything and everyone on the island is in danger … but from whom or what?
Alex had never run from anything. Would she now?

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 426 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Tedge Press Publishing (24 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OU4MO8

 

My Review

This is a book which will appeal to many.

Anybody who loves animals, particularly horses although this is definitely not a prerequisite for liking the book.

Anybody who likes a nice bit of clean romance infused through the plot.

Anybody who loves a book which is character led with a strong plot.

Anybody who loves a good mystery and a little intrigue.

Anybody who likes a book to be fast paced with lots of action and adventure.

Anybody who loves real characters with real lives, real baggage from their pasts and real emotions.

Anybody who loves the characters to have a sense of humour.

Anybody who loves a book which has the potential to have a sequel but which works equally well as a stand-alone.

 

I think you get the message – this book has its own unique appeal to everybody.

 

The emotion Jennie infuses her characters with is stunning.  The characters don’t just step of the page, they leap right into your heart.  Identifying with the characters, both human and equine, is so easy – it isn’t even a choice – it happens naturally.  As you read you grow closer and closer to each character, flaws and all.  They are real people with real issues who react in real ways.  They evoke emotions from the reader right from the outset.  You don’t just read this book, you live it!  The horses in this book also have their own unique characters and they are an integral part of the novel, Jennie’s ability to express their individual personalities is an art-form in itself.

The plot is amazing!  It encompasses romance, mystery, intrigue, suspicion, murder, humour, angst, people, horses, relationships and adventure all in one very well written book.  You will not want to put the book down once you have started it so make sure you have a nice long time slot available, distractions will not be welcome while reading this novel.

I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.

A definite 5 stars from me.

If you have read an early edition of this e-book you may have come across some minor editing issues, these have now been corrected.

Author Bio

Jennie Orbell writes romantic suspense, short fiction, contemporary fiction and romance.
Her likes and loves include positive people, cats with attitude, sponge cakes that rise, snails that stay in other people’s gardens and being a Scorpio extremist.
Jennie dislikes self-important/pessimistic people, broken promises and all forms of cruelty to animals.
Her hobbies include; Tarot card reading, making home-made wine (although she rarely drinks it! No, really!) gardening, baking, and caring for the important things in her life.
Jennie shares her life with her partner, Richard, whom for some strange reason appears to accept all of the above!
Her life quotes are:
What doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger.
I will lay me down a while and bleed, then rise and fight again.
And, It is better to say nothing and appear stupid than to speak and remove all doubt.

 

Jennie Orbell has a deep love of nature and of all animals but especially horses, border collies, cats and chickens and she possesses an amazing sense of humour.

She ran her own riding establishment for many years and was married to a vet for many more and also worked grooming cats and dogs for 12 years so her experiences with animals are many and diverse.  Her experience and love of horses come across in her novel ‘Mulligan’s Reach’ and in her blog which is updated most days.  You can find out more about Jennie by visiting her blog and taking a good look around you will not be disappointed – http://jennieorbell.wordpress.com

 

Jennie Orbell has 3 e-books published at present, these are:- Mulligan’s Reach, Starfish and Eternal which is a collection of 10 short stories.  She is currently writing a new novel and is planning a Paperback release of Mulligan’s Reach sometime in the near future.

Jennie has a natural writing style which is a pleasure to read.

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~ by adelesymonds on January 27, 2013.

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