Fern Britton envelops fun and friendly charm with charismatic characters and delightful descriptions of the little Cornish village of Pendruggan. Penny Leighton lives with her husband Simon and her newborn baby Jenna. From the outside it could be seen as picturesque but Penny has kept some secrets of her past and her family locked away in her heart from her husband. Her life takes a little twist once young Ella arrives in the village, searching for something that’s missing in her life. Penny takes her under her broken wing during a summer that will change everything.
We thoroughly enjoyed The Postcard. It welcomes you into the little village and the lives that are interwoven within. It is a lovely story which grips you right from the start. The different personalities of the two main characters, Penny and Ella, are captured brilliantly and the relationship between Penny and husband Simon is a heart-warming one. We’d certainly recommend this summertime read and we have our fingers crossed for follow up novels from Fern Britton!