The Sleeping Field

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Finding five-year old Rosie Tucker’s body is the catalyst for Mari Madder to leave her current life and to seek the protection of her aunts’ home, an established sanctuary for old and mistreated donkeys. Mari is taking nothing with her – except a secret. In a place of gentle creatures, friendly people, a manic cat and glorious countryside, Mari is determined to build a new life, but it won’t come easily because she is not the only one keeping a secret. Life changes are coming for everyone at Mill House Sanctuary but not before a dark and sinister past is revealed.

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4 thoughts on “The Sleeping Field

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely Departure
    By Paul A. Barron
    Amazon Review
    This was indeed a lovely departure from my usual reading, think what worked so well was that there were so many contrasts in the story. The rural location drew in Billy from a working class town and Mari from the the headlong chaos of busy London throw in a couple of eccentric sisters,some dotty villagers and of course the love interest and the scene is well and truly set.

    The story had so many great elements, it seemed like nearly all the characters seemed to have some kind of secret or quirky/dark back story which served to keep the momentum going and held the reader’s interest. Jennie Orbell skilfully weaves in a supernatural element and splices all the strands together in a fascinating denouement. All in all a lovely departure for me and a satisfying read.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars captivating characters within an amazing story.
    By Amazon Customer
    Amazon Review
    The sleeping field is the third book I’ve read by Jennie Orbell and it didn’t disappoint. Jennies characterisation and the way she can “put you” right into the story is amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed this unusual and captivating story. Highly recommend.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    By K. Ashman. Amazon Review
    Bought this for a holiday read. Not a genre I would normally pick but it kept my attention and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very good.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars and just like the first ‘Starfish’ it was not a disappointment
    By Philip Earland. Amazon Review
    The Sleeping Field: by Jennie Orbell

    ‘The Sleeping Field’ is the second of Jennie Orbell’s works I have read, and just like the first ‘Starfish’ it was not a disappointment. The excellent title itself intrigues and invites the reader to turn the first page. From which point they will be drawn into a story that would lull the reader into a state of false security. A place from where they may feel they could confidently predict the path the story would follow. However this confidence is swiftly dashed when the tale takes an unexpected twist and leads the reader down an unexpected, though equally absorbing route.

    As with Starfish each character is carefully drawn. They principals are fully three dimensional, with filled with life and personality. Also as with her previous work the author’s superb descriptive powers again are brilliantly employed with consummate skill. Painting a picture with words so vivid you could feel the warmth of that summer sun on your skin, and smell the new cut grass.

    It was however a story very different to Ms Orbell’s earlier work. In ‘The Sleeping Field’ the author has woven a captivating and mysterious tale. As the narrative progresses a story of diverse lives caught up in a web of deep secrets and the supernatural begin to emerge. It is a tale where dramatic events in the past lives of the characters are like the pieces of a frustrating jigsaw that come together to display an exquisitely detailed picture. However it is a jigsaw where the last piece is so frustratingly missing.

    Frustrating only because as a reader you want to know what was going to happen next to that little band of people sharing the Devonshire idyll where the story was set. I personally felt that Mari’s story is not over and that her tale can, and perhaps should continue. There are many paths for the heroine to explore that would enthral and entertain Ms Orbell’s considerable following. It is my hope therefore that ‘The Sleeping Field’ is reawakened soon and more of its secrets laid bare.

    ‘The Sleeping Field’ by Jennie Orbell is a highly recommended read, and definitely one to add to your collection. I look forward to the sequel.

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