Tanner Rose is a wild Hollywood starlet, with a toxic, party-orientated lifestyle and no taste for quiet rural life or country pursuits. So for her, being sent to stay with conservative, quietly religious Gabriel and his mum is like receiving a jail sentence. Queue much culture clash, and a steep learning curve—for both sides.
I’m not really sure why, but my expectations weren’t all that high when I opened this book. I think maybe because it’s book 1 in the ‘Faith & Kung Fu’ series and I have next to no interest in Kung Fu. But I could hardly put it down. It was a gently gripping, and deeply satisfying read. And, I should mention, it turned out no interest in Kung Fu was necessary whatsoever!
I would perhaps have liked to a see a little more of Tanner’s interior life, so we got a better idea of how she moves mentally from A to B at times in the story (and maybe a little more of Gabriel’s thoughts and backstory as well) but it’s a minor niggle only. I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series!
On September the 3rd Ken Huck from Radio Maria’s ‘Meet the Author’ interviewed Regina Doman, Andrew Schmiedicke and Corinna Turner about the ‘I Am Margaret’ series. Follow this link to listen to the interview.
Corinna’s interview with Richard Atkins for BBC Radio Gloucestershire.Lead-in: Richard Atkins: We are told that all of us have a novel in us ready to be written. Most of us will never get beyond a couple of chapters. But one young lady in Gloucestershire has gone further with pen and paper. Completed in four months and containing ninety seven thousand words, the result is ‘I am Margaret’, the first published novel for Corinna Turner. I’ve been along to the launch party for the book. But why a faith based novel…?