Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Medina Hill by Trilby Kent--Tour Stop
Welcome to this stop on the Medina Hill Tour!! Want to know more about Medina Hill, then look no further.
Release Date: October 13, 2009 from Tundra Books
It is 1935, and eleven-year-old Dominic Walker has stopped speaking. Home is London's grimy docklands, where life with an ailing mother, an unemployed father, and unanswered questions about the war that haunts his family lead him to retreat into a world of silence.
Everything changes when Uncle Roo invites Dominic and his little sister, Marlo, to spend the summer on the Cornish coast. There, in a boarding house populated by likeable eccentrics, the children discover a free-thinking, unstructured way of life unlike any they have known before. But the idyllic holiday is threatened when a village uprising against a band of Travelers tests Dominic's emerging friendship with a one-legged Gypsy girl. Armed only with a treasured copy of Incredible Adventures for Boys: Colonel Lawrence and the Revolt in the Desert, he decides to take a stand for justice and the victimized community--and in so doing, learns what it truly means to have a voice.
Trilby Kent peoples her story with a cast of unlikely and unforgettable heroes in this stunning debut novel. Media Hill brilliantly evokes a far-off time and place with surprising insight and modern relevance.
This is a fantastic read!! And I'm not just saying that because I'm a stop on the blog tour. I loved this book from start to finish. It's incredibly heart-warming and its filled with characters that I could've read about for ages. Dominic and Marlo are completely believable and lovable characters, and you really want everything to work out for them.
And the tenants of the boarding house are so unique, full of love, and wonderfully flawed that I really just wanted to pack up and move in with them. The events of this book are blended seamlessly with Dominic much-loved stories of Lawrence of Arabia. I love the idea that one little lost boy can find so much courage just from a favorite book. I can really relate to that and I think that's one reason why I loved this book so much.
Trilby Kent really does have a gift and I can't wait to read everything she writes in the future. She has a fresh, new voice that kept me hooked and wanting more.
If you'd like to follow the Medina Hill tour, here are the other stops for today:
BookWorming in the 21st Century
Must Read Faster
Stop, Drop, and Read
And tomorrow you can find Trilby at these stops:
Write for a Reader
A Patchwork of Books