183 Times  A year a review

183 times a year

183 Times A Year by Eva Jordan

 

Although 183 Times a Year is Eva Jordan’s first novel I read All the Colours In between, her second book, before reading this.

First novels aren’t often as good as later work, a writer improves as they practice their craft. I was not therefore sure what to expect of 183 Times A Year.

We are introduced to Lizzie and her blended family, their daily struggles and Lizzie’s challenges in caring for them. It is beautifully told and her finely drawn characters inhabit the imagination of the reader with their presence. The mark of a master story teller for me.

It is a cracking read, a brilliant first novel, as excellent as, All the Colours in Between, itself a masterpiece, certainly one of the best books I have read.

Time Will Tell, Eva’s third novel, is in my “To be Read” pile and I fully expect it to be as good as  Eva’s other two books.

My fiction reading is usually crime or espionage novels and some science fiction, my nonfiction reading, mainly history.

Eva’s books are ones that in the past I would not normally read, these are a departure for me.

I am pleased to have read 183 Times a Year and All the Colours in Between, they are fantastically well written books and more moving than I thought possible, certainly for a man of my advanced years.

Eva Jordan is an exceptionally good writer, I look forward to seeing more of her work. if you haven’t read anything by this talented lady you need to remedy that straight away.

 

3 responses to this post.

  1. I took these three novels to New Zealand on my Kindle, expecting to do a lot of reading on the plane (we live and learn – excuse cliche).
    I therefore read them in the order written, and must say was intrigued by the way their plots developed between the books. I’d be fascinated to hear how much of the second and third books Eva had in mind while writing the first. (I never could think too far ahead; it’s why I’m hopeless at chess.)
    The books kept me reading into the night while adjusting to jet-lag.

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    • I still have Time Will Tell to read, it I am sure is every bit as good as the first two. Eva is working on a new book I understand, something to look forward to.

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  2. I haven’t heard of this one. I will have to check it out! It really sounds interesting.

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