The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley



The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley From The Shores Of The Great Lakes To The Slums Of Bombay And A Tiny Island In Between, This Love Story Takes The Reader On An Intimate Journey To Unravel A Family Secret That S Lain Hidden For Generations To Satisfy Her Wandering Feet, Eighteen Year Old Gillian McAllister Is Sent From Ireland To Canada In The Summer Of 1932 She Arrives With Her Irish Ways Intact, Determined Not To Let The Wiles Of Crop Duster Christian Hunter Woo Her Into Submission Yet As The Summer Unfolds And The Sweet Taste Of Love Grows, Gillian S Appeal Lures Than She Anticipates, Shattering The Life They Ve Built Fourteen Years, A Great Depression, And A World War Later, Christian Sets Out To Discover Why Gillian Was Ripped From His Life What He Discovers On The Isle Of Man Will Change Them Both Forever Not Even A Thatched Cottage By The Sea, A Spritely Gillian, Or Memories Sprinkled On A Page Can Mask The Secret That Has Been Buried For Too Long But It Isn T Until A Set Of Poems Is Given To Gillian S Granddaughter That The Real Mystery Gillian S True Secret Is Freed.

Susan rnbratt was born in London, Canada and grew up on the dance floor until her brother s high school rowing crew needed a coxswain Quickly, she traded in her ballet shoes for a megaphone and went on to compete in the Junior and Senior World Championships and the XIII Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.A graduate from the University of Western Ontario in French and the University of Man Susan rnbratt was born in London, Canada and grew up on the dance floor until her brother s high school rowing crew needed a coxswain Quickly, she traded in her ballet shoes for a megaphone and went on to compete in the Junior and Senior World Championships and the XIII Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.A graduate from the University of Western Ontario in French and the University of Manitoba in elementary education, as well as attending L Universit Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand II in France while she worked as a fille au pair, Susan has gone on to teach and live in six countries.Although a maple leaf will forever be stitched on her heart, she has called Sweden her home for the past sixteen years with a recent three year stint in North Carolina, USA for her husband s work It was there where Susan wrote The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley.Susan lives in Gothenburg with her husband and two children and an apple tree beloved by the local moose population If she isn t shooing away the beasts, you can find her in her garden with some pruning shears, a good book and always a cup of tea If Susan were dried out, she could be brewed

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  • Paperback
  • 338 pages
  • The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley
  • Susan Ornbratt
  • English
  • 08 August 2017

10 thoughts on “The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley

  1. Judy Collins says:

    A special thank you to Light Messages Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewTop Books of 2015 THE PARTICULAR APPEAL OF GILLIAN PUGSLEY by Susan Ornbratt, an unveiling, a mystery of one woman s past a beautiful love story, a journey across time, oceans, and war written with stunning imagery and poetic prose, for a mesmerizing timeless work of art From the shores of The Great Lakes to the slums of Bombay and a tiny island in between, this love story takes the re A special thank you to Light Messages Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewTop Books of 2015 THE PARTICULAR APPEAL OF GILLIAN PUGSLEY by Susan Ornbratt, an unveiling, a mystery of one woman s past a beautiful love story, a journey across time, oceans, and war written with stunning imagery and poetic...

  2. Caitlin Hicks says:

    The Particular Appeal of Gillian PugsleyBy Susan OrnbrattThe premise of this book attracted me a story of lost love, a multi generational secret I opened the first page and felt relief with the recognition that I was in the good hands of a good writer The story begins in 2003 a grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer that will surely take her life But she has a story and secrets to tell before she dies and a granddaughter, also Gilly who is a writer So Gillian begins to reveal this The Particular Appeal of Gillian PugsleyBy Susan OrnbrattThe premise of this book attracted me a story of lost love, a multi generational secret I opened the first page and felt relief with the recognition that I was in the good hands of a good writer The story begins in 2003 a grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer that will surely take her life But she has a story and secrets to tell before she dies and a granddaughter, also Gilly who is a writer So Gillian begins to reveal this story to her granddaughter and to the reader.As the story flashes back from 1932 the summer of love between Christian Gillian , 1946 the year Christian travels to answer why she left him and 2003 t...

  3. Elizabeth Turnbull says:

    Readers will find themselves borrowingthan one of the witty Gillianisms that Susan Ornbratt dreams up in this beautifully written, evocative love story.

  4. Margaret says:

    The book with the long title, don t let that scare you off like it almost did me The cover is what grabbed my attention and the blurb just glitched it A weird quirk of mine is location When I saw Bruce Peninsula, the Great Lakes and Tobermory I was sold, these are my stomping grounds.Gillian spent the next several days trying to imagine why on earth Daddy would want her to go to Canada of all places She needed to let the idea soak in Honestly, she was furious with the man India sounded so The book with the long title, don t let that scare you off like it almost did me The cover is what grabbed my attention and the blurb just glitched it A weird quirk of mine is location When I saw Bruce Peninsula, the Great Lakes and Tobermory I was sold, these are my stomping grounds.Gillian spent the next several days trying to imagine why on earth Daddy would want her to go to Canada of all places She needed to let the idea soak in Honestly, she was furious with the man India sounded so exotic all those spices Canada sounded, well wild.With such a great setting my expectations rose somewhat I really hate putting pressure like that on any author, beautiful setting must equal beautiful story, right.Did Susan Ornbratt rise to the occasion Of course she did, The Part...

  5. Jeanie says:

    Rating 3.5It s such a strange phenomenon with writers, the way a story starts to breathe life, the way the characters become real, the way a writer becomes a servant to the story as much as its creator.A grandmother and a granddaughter relationship can have a life of its own Such is the case in this descriptive witty prose of Gillian and Gilly Gillian is sharing her life to her granddaughter who is a writer thru her poems of her time during the war and her lif...

  6. Debra Schoenberger says:

    A tarnished silver pocket watch, a packet of letters and poems and a newspaper clipping are all clues that tell the tender love story of two lovers, the unbreakable connection between a grandmother and granddaughter, the feisty friendship between two sisters, a true friendship over the oceans and the love between a father and his daughter The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley is one of those rare stories that wraps around you and stays with you long after you ve finished reading it The humo A tarnished silver pocket watch, a packet of letters and poems and a newspaper clipping are all clues that tell the tender love story of two lovers, the unbreakable connection between a grandmother an...

  7. Drita says:

    Compelling it s what came first to mind Beautifully told love story evoking all my interest in a powerful irresistible way Enjoyed this authors writing style, her use of words, the poems, the way she invites you and introduces you w...

  8. Elyse says:

    NetGalley ARC.I rather enjoyed this sweeping, tragic romance Told in alternate times of 1932, 1946, and 2003, you slowly get pieces of a beautiful story about a woman who fell in love with a man and became separated but were able to find each other a...

  9. Joan says:

    Gillian Pugsley had always had a special bond with her granddaughter They were similar in so many ways but in this story the really important similarity between them was to do with their love of words Gilly turned to words when, as an adult, she became an author But even when Gilly was a small girl Gillian nurtured her with her storyt...

  10. Linda says:

    This book drew me in because of location Not many books set on the Isle of Man and since it also included the Great Lakes, I was hooked A multigenerational love story with some twists and turns The mai...

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