ABOUT THE BOOK
Meet the heroine everyone’s talking about . . .
Fiercely resilient and impeccably dressed, Veronica McCreedy has lived an incredible 87 years. Most of them alone, in her huge house by the sea.
But Veronica has recently discovered a late-life love for family and friendship, adventure and wildlife.
More specifically, a love for penguins!
And so when she’s invited to co-present a wildlife documentary, far away in the southern hemisphere, she jumps at the chance.
Even though it will put her in the spotlight, just when she thought she would soon fade into the wings.
Perhaps it’s never too late to shine?
The Call of the Penguins was one of my favourite books when it was released, so I was more than excited to see this follow-on story, ‘Call of the Penguins’ was being released. It did not disappoint. I would advise that you read the books in order. I feel that you need the background of why things are happening like they do in this story.
When I finished the first book, everything was tickety-boo. Patrick had seemed to find his niche in life, the penguin station had funds from Veronica so, Veronica could relax knowing that she had ‘lived the dream’. Life was looking up. But people change, situations change, and at times what we have is not enough.
Veronica, now at 87, is quite a lady in this story as she gets the chance once more to venture into the wilds, this time with a dashing gentleman, a camera crew and a little girl called Daisy, who will steal your heart. Patrick is on a mission to find some more missing pieces that connect Veronica and him. While Terry has her own predicament to consider. It is a busy story with different themes.
There is a constant thread about the environment. and how what we do is like the butterfly effect that affects the lives of the birds, penguins and other sea creatures thousands of miles away. It does make you think about the choices we make and hopefully some will change the little things they do to make a big difference.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
HAZEL PRIOR lives on Exmoor with her husband and a huge ginger cat. As well as writing, she works as a freelance harpist. Hazel is the author of Ellie and the Harp-Maker and Away with the Penguins, which was a #1 bestseller in ebook and audiobook. Call of the Penguins is her third novel. –This text refers to the paperback edition.