Book Tour: Ours is the Winter by Laurie Ellingham

Today I bring to you my final book tour review of 2017. 

Blurb…

Journeying across the Arctic, their pasts are about to catch up with them.

Erica, Molly and Noah are embarking on the challenge of a lifetime, driving Siberian huskies across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Cut off from the world and their loved ones and thrown together under gruelling conditions, it isn’t long before the cracks start to show.

Erica has it all. A loving husband, a successful career and the most adorable baby daughter. But Erica has been living a double life, and as she nears her fortieth birthday her lies threaten to come crashing down.

Molly was on her way to stardom. But when her brother died, so did her dreams of becoming an Olympic champion. Consumed by rage and grief, she has shut out everyone around her, but now she’s about to learn that comfort can come from the most unexpected places.

Noah has a darkness inside him and is hounded by nightmares from his past. Tortured, trapped and struggling to save his fractured relationship, he knows this journey is not going to help, but try telling his girlfriend that.

As their lives and lies become ever more entwined, it becomes clear that in the frozen wilds there is nowhere to hide.

Review…

I want to start with saying how much I enjoyed this book. Let’s talk about Erica. I have to admit I wasn’t overly keen on her as a character until towards the end of the book yet she was the character I could actually relate to the most. Being a mother I can absolutely understand where she was coming from with her actions.

Molly on the otherhand I got straight away despite not having any experience of what she was going through. It was easy to understand why she was the way she was. 

I liked Noah straight away, he was clearly a guy dealing with his past and living in a world of regret. I disliked Rachel and really wish she had a bit more karma thrown at her at the end after what she had done. Although despite her terrible way of going about things she ultimately made things better for everyone else but herself. 

The story was really interesting. I love how it was set in the Arctic and with the huskies. It made it so different from the average book. 

All in all fantastic read and I would give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Laurie has a great way of writing a story that you don’t want to put down.

Thanks for reading

Emma-Louise x

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