#BookReview THE WAY OF THE HARE by MARIANNE TAYLOR #20BooksOfSummer20

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Brown Hare is an animal we all know but rather rarely see, even though it is quite common, active by day and lives in the wide open spaces of classic lowland countryside. It can make itself almost invisible, lying still in its form until it takes off suddenly, fleeing at astounding, breakneck pace. Those lucky enough to see a hare in a moment of stillness, may see in its staring golden eyes a strangeness and mystery that hints at its legendary status. It is a favourite subject of wildlife artists and sculptors in love with depicting its lithe and leggy form in full flight, and its March mating madness. A nationwide treasure-hunt for a golden hare, sparked by Kit Williams’ famous 1979 book Masquerade ended with more mystery than it began. It’s smaller cousin, the Mountain Hare, is an even greater mystery, living on bleak uplands where snowfall shuts down access in winter. It changes colour with the seasons and is hunted by the great Golden Eagle, but most of us hardly know it exists. The book explores the lives of both of these hares, in life and in story, and attempts to unravel the real animal from its image in our collective imagination, and examine just why it holds such fascination for us. The book includes accounts of first-hand encounters with wild hares, and research evidence from those who have worked with them and studied them. It is illustrated with line drawings and a section of colour photographs taken by the author. 

PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY

MY REVIEW

This is Book 8 of my 20 Books of Summer 2020.

I love all things ‘bunny’ so was genuinely fascinated and entertained by this book which is full of everything you ever needed to know, and more!, about the wonderful creature that is the hare!

It is packed full of info so sometimes does feel a little too wordy, but there is so much to be shared about hares that I think it needs to be this way! As well as the ways of the hare, the biology, the habitats and biology, it also features the role that hares play in literature and folklore and it really makes you think of just how relevant they are in the world around us.

There’s also some lovely colour photographs – I’d have been happier with more but then that’s just me! – and they really added to the whole hare experience of this book. It’s very immersive and a comprehensive study of a truly fascinating creature.

★★★★

#BookReview SUMMER AT SERENITY BAY by HELEN BRIDGETT #PublicationDay

ABOUT THE BOOK

What happens when you send a group of celebrities to a tiny seaside village?


Advertising executive Chloe Walsh thought she was visiting her friend Roisin to get away from it all, but little does she know her kooky friend has a master plan to breathe some life into her sleepy seaside village through a new wellness retreat – and she needs Chloe’s skills.


So starts a community effort to put the retreat, Serenity Bay, on the map. Everyone from Andy at the Surf Shack to Tony at the chocolate shop is involved – even Roisin’s Gran has a few ideas!


But Chloe strikes gold almost too soon, attracting the attention of a major production company. Now a colourful group of celebrities are preparing to descend on Serenity Bay to film a reality TV show. Is the village ready for the fun and scandal that are bound to follow?


PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Serenity-Bay-addictively-funny-ebook/dp/B08B8TCP1D/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/summer-at-serenity-bay

Apple: https://books.apple.com/au/book/summer-at-serenity-bay/id1518789842?mt=11&app=itunes&at=11lNBs   

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-at-serenity-bay-helen-bridgett/1137184352?ean=2940163071692

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Helen_Bridgett_Summer_at_Serenity_Bay?id=nvftDwAAQBAJ

MY REVIEW

Sign me up for the Serenity Bay Wellness Retreat!! I adored my time with these characters and in such a wonderful setting – and hands off Andy the surfer! He’s mine!!

Chloe is the central character in this book and she’s looking for a new outlook on life.  She’s fled London after problems with her job and her ex, and she finds herself back with her bestie, Roisin, in Northumberland.  Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life that had been central to her working and personal life, so taking to a quieter way of life is a bit of a battle!

But she feels at home with Roisin and her nan and soon finds herself helping them out in setting up a Wellness retreat to try and revive the area they live in and earn some well needed money.  It gives Chloe that creative buzz again and she finds herself jumping right in with all aspects of it and even using her London contacts to find willing customers!

This was such a relaxing and inspiring read! The community, even despite a little resistance from some, were a great support throughout the process as they could see how it could improve their lives and incomes.  Things never run smoothly, even more so when a bunch of celebs show up to film a reality show! I would totally watch a series that featured wellness retreats like this!! Seeing how getting out in nature, being creative, living more simply can help your mind, body and soul is a lesson to us all!  But with celebrities comes ego’s and diva behaviour so things do take a dark turn with the police getting involved!

I loved the friendship between Chloe and Roisin and loved every single minute of my time in Serenity Bay! I hope we get to go back and visit again soon!!

★★★★★

#GuestPost SUMMER AT SERENITY BAY by HELEN BRIDGETT #PublicationDay @ChocLituk

Hello!! Huge pleasure for me today to be able to share this guest post from the lovely Helen Bridgett on Publication Day for SUMMER AT SERENITY BAY!!  A book I think we’re all going to want to escape into right now and who can resist that stunning Summery scene on the cover! I want to be there NOW!!

So over to you Helen…….

 Summer at Serenity Bay by Helen Bridgett

I’m originally from the North-East of England but over the past few years have lived all over the country. Last year I moved back and was reminded just how beautiful the coastline is up here. Northumberland really does have some of the most spectacular beaches in the world and the sky is truly spectacular. So when starting my novel, Summer at Serenity Bay, I knew it had to be set here. I wanted to create a story about a wellness retreat and if anywhere can make you feel better – it’s the sea.

My two main characters – Chloe and Roisin – are best friends who’d do anything for each other. They’re close enough to dish out home truths and some tough love but ultimately they’re in this together. I love the outdoors and believe that a walk along the clifftops or a day out cycling can make you feel absolutely fabulous so the wellness retreat in my story is based on these principles. We have a good laugh at some of the more bizarre wellness trends that are out there and I’m afraid some celebrity fads are well and truly ridiculed!

The setting is fictional but typical of many villages here. Northumberland was invaded by Vikings back in AD 793 and they landed in Lindisfarne first. I was fascinated by this so decided that my village would have a Nordic history. I discovered that the old Norse word for serene was kyrr so named the village Kyrrby, or Serenity Bay, and I took the liberty of making the main love interest Thor-like; tall and blond with a love of the sea. If the book is ever made into a film, I definitely want Chris Hemsworth playing that role!

Summer at Serenity Bay is a feel-good adventure. I hope readers escape for a while and emerge with a huge smile on their faces and a desire to come and see our beaches. I’ll look forward to meeting you!

About the book:

What happens when you send a group of celebrities to a tiny seaside village?

Advertising executive Chloe Walsh thought she was visiting her friend Roisin to get away from it all, but little does she know her kooky friend has a master plan to breathe some life into her sleepy seaside village through a new wellness retreat – and she needs Chloe’s skills.

So starts a community effort to put the retreat, Serenity Bay, on the map. Everyone from Andy at the Surf Shack to Tony at the chocolate shop is involved – even Roisin’s Gran has a few ideas!

But Chloe strikes gold almost too soon, attracting the attention of a major production company. Now a colourful group of celebrities are preparing to descend on Serenity Bay to film a reality TV show. Is the village ready for the fun and scandal that are bound to follow?

Buying links: 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Serenity-Bay-addictively-funny-ebook/dp/B08B8TCP1D

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/summer-at-serenity-bay

 iBooks: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/summer-at-serenity-bay/id1518789842

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Having failed miserably with every New Year’s resolution that involved diets, one year, Helen Bridgett set herself a completely different goal – to write a novel and give it as a Christmas present. Her first novel, The Mercury Travel Club was born and the laugh-out-loud characters took on a life of their own resulting in the sequel, The Heat is On. This year, a new set of characters take up the main stage in Summer at Serenity Bay – a fictional village on the glorious Northumberland coast. Outside of writing feel good fiction, Helen loves being outdoors walking with the dog and enjoying a glass of wine and banter with friends.

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#MusicMonday RESCUE ME by 30 SECONDS TO MARS

Happy Monday! Time for choons!!  Hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek, it’s a weekly chance for you to share a favourite song or video.  

Back to 30 Seconds to Mars for me today! This song is called Rescue Me……

Whatever you do don’t ever play my game
Too many years being the king of pain
You gotta lose it all if you wanna take control
Sell yourself to save your soul

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
From the lovers in my life

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me

Rescue me

Whatever you do don’t ever lose your faith
The devil is quick to love lust and fame
Better to say yes than never know
Sell yourself to save your soul

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
From the lovers in my life

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me

Rescue me

TSell yourself to save your soul
Tell yourself to save your soul
Tell yourself to save your soul
Tell yourself to save your soul

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
From the lovers in my life

Rescue me
From the demons in my mind
Rescue me
Rescue me

Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 11th July 2020

Hello! Happy Saturday!! May your week have been blessed with bookish goodness! And, if not, I hope the week ahead brings you better things!!

My reading pace has slowed down so I’m putting that down to the change in the weather! I just prefer reading when it’s warmer and sunnier it seems lol!! Just 2 books finished this week but I didn’t buy any newbies – despite having the urge the other day! I resisted! But I did visit Netgalley instead and added 3 to the shelves there – oops!! My bad!!

Here’s my look back!

BOOKS FINISHED

HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP by TUOMAS KYRO – 3 STARS

LILY’S SECRET by KIRSTY FERRY – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL

Netgalley got me again…

EARTHLINGS by SAYAKA MURATA

publication date – 1st October 2020

Natsuki isn’t like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of other worlds. When a terrible sequence of events threatens to part the two children forever, they make a promise: survive, no matter what. Now Natsuki is grown. She lives a quiet life with her asexual husband, surviving as best she can by pretending to be normal. But the demands of Natsuki’s family are increasing, her friends wonder why she’s still not pregnant, and dark shadows from Natsuki’s childhood are pursuing her. Fleeing the suburbs for the mountains of her childhood, Natsuki prepares herself with a reunion with Yuu. Will he still remember their promise? And will he help her keep it?

THE HONEY AND THE STING by E.C FREMANTLE

publication date – 6th August 2020

Three sisters.
Three secrets.
Three ways to fall . . .

England, 1628.

Forcibly seduced by the powerful George Villiers, doctor’s daughter Hester is cast aside to raise her son alone and in secret. She hopes never to see Villiers again.

Melis’s visions cause disquiet and talk. She sees what other’s can’t – and what has yet to be. She’d be denounced as a witch if Hester wasn’t so carefully protective.

Young Hope’s beauty marks her out, drawing unwelcome attention to the family. Yet she cannot always resist others’ advances. And her sisters cannot always be on their guard.

When Villiers decides to claim his son against Hester’s wishes, the sisters find themselves almost friendless and at his mercy. But the women hold a grave secret. The question is, will what they know be their undoing or their salvation?

Because in the right hands, a secret is the deadliest weapon of all… 

THE PROMISE by XINRAN XUE

At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future was arranged by their families, this couple had much to be grateful for. Not only did they come from similar backgrounds – and as such were recognized as a good match – they also had a shared passion in their deep love of ancient Chinese poetry. They went on to have nine children and chose colours portrayed in some of their favourite poems as nicknames for them – Red, Cyan, Orange, Yellow, Green, Ginger, Violet, Blue and Rainbow. Fate, and the sweep of twentieth century history would later divide these children into three groups: three went to America or Hong Kong to protect the family line from the communists; three were married to revolutionaries having come of age as China turned red; while three suffered tragic early deaths.

With her trademark wisdom and warmth, Xinran describes the lives and loves of this extraordinary family over four generations. What emerges is not only a moving, beautifully-written and engaging story of four people and their lives, but a crucial portrait of social change in China. Xinran begins with the magic and tragedy of one young couples wedding night in 1950, and goes on to tell personal experiences of loss, grief and hardship through China’s extraordinary century. In doing so she tells a bigger story – how traditional Chinese values have been slowly eroded by the tide of modernity and how their outlooks on love, and the choices they’ve made in life, have been all been affected by the great upheavals of Chinese history.

A spell-binding and magical narrative, this is the story of modern China through the people who lived through it, and the story of their love and loss.

CURRENTLY READING

THE WAY OF THE HARE by MARIANNE TAYLOR

THE LIAR’S DICTIONARY by ELEY WILLIAMS

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#BlogTour BROKEN FLOWERS by KATE MCQUAILE #BookReview @QuercusBooks #BrokenFlowers @KateMcQuaile

A huge delight to be part of the Blog Tour this weekend for BROKEN FLOWERS by KATE MCQUAILE. My thanks to Katya for the copy of the book and putting everything together.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Your mother. The one person you trust. What if you’re wrong?

Widowed Nan is on her way to her beloved son’s wedding. She should be excited, but she is dreading her return to Paradise Place – a small area of Notting Hill that she hasn’t dared set foot on for decades. Nan had arrived there as a young girl in the late seventies, desperate for freedom and a career as an artist. But, drawn into a dark obsession that spun out of control, Nan was forced to flee.

And while the only thing seemingly connecting her son’s wedding and her old secret life is Paradise Place, Nan quickly gets the impression that someone is watching her every move . . . someone she thought was dead.

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Paperback £8.99

hive.co.uk  £8.15

Blackwell’s  £7.99

MY REVIEW

Dark.  Twisted.  Enthralling!!  The perfect read for making time disappear fast!!  The more you find yourself getting involved with these characters, the more you find yourself turning the pages to find out what happens next!! I loved it!

The character of Nan, is the centre of this book, and boy what a story she has to tell!! When she finds herself heading to London to see her estranged son ahead of his wedding,  the more you find yourself wondering what has kept her away from London for so long, and why her relationship with her son is so strained…. nothing is going to prepare you for the truth!!

The story then flashes back to the 1970’s and Nan arrives in London as  a young artist.  On her own for the first time she finds herself drawn into a world of dark obsessive love – a far cry from her ‘normal’ life back home in Yorkshire.  When things spiral out of control she is left suffering mentally and her life is never the same again despite her best efforts to live life the normal way.

Returning to London she finds herself back at places she tried very hard to put out of her mind, and those flashes from the past begin to take over her every moment again.  Is her mind playing tricks on her, or is the past she thought she’d left behind finally catching up with her?

I loved the pace of this story! It felt really unsettling at  times when things were happening to Nan and the shocking events of the past were brilliantly played out to keep the tension up!  The fact that she hid so much of her past from those around her really seemed to mess her up and cloud her judgement and thought process in knowing how to move on.  Sticking her head in the sand wasn’t going to work for the situation she found herself in!  And now it’s come back to bite her big time!!

I really enjoyed the twists and turns and can’t wait to read more from this author in the future!  

★★★★

#BookReview Happy Days of the Grump by Tuomas Kyro #20BooksOfSummer20

ABOUT THE BOOK

Everybody recognises the Grump, everybody knows a grump. And maybe there’s a little grump in every one of us . . .
The Grump, at eighty years old, is more focused on death than life; building his own coffin and keen to write his will in ink – who can trust technology, after all? – he knows that everything was much better in the old days.
But when the Grump finds himself in hospital in a semi-conscious state after falling down his basement steps, his life passes before his eyes. Thinking of the people closest to him and reflecting on the changes society has brought about, he realises he must come to terms with the cards life has dealt him.
With wry humour and sharp observations on family and relationships, The Happy Days of the Grump is a black comedy, sure to bring a smile to the face of even the grumpiest among us. 


PUBLISHED BY MANILLA

MY REVIEW

This is Book 7 of my 20 Books of Summer 2020.


This was a little more serious than I was expecting, and I found myself feeling quite sorry for the Grump as he faced his demise! His mind is sharp as a tack, but his body is failing him and to be stuck in that quandry of wanting to carry on as normal, but unable too makes him question the world around him. I also found myself feeling a little sad for him that his family seemingly couldn’t wait to get him into a care home instead of talking through other options with him. He seemed to be the one coming up with the workable options on that front!


The Grump is very set in his ways, so when life starts to change for him he isn’t sure how to accept it other than to find fault with all that the modern world has to offer – hard to disagree with him about some of his well made points!!


It made for an engaging read, even if it didn’t really go anywhere and felt a bit flat at times. It was fascinating to see the world through his eyes and I admired his spirit of never wanting to give up, even if those around him seemed to be giving up on him living a somewhat independant life.


                                              ★★★★

#BookReview Lily’s Secret by Kirsty Ferry #PublicationDay #LilysSecret

ABOUT THE BOOK

‘There’s nothing logical about Pencradoc!’

Aspiring actress Cordelia Beaumont is fed up of spending summer in the city. So, when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps straight on a train to pay a visit to Pencradoc – the beautiful Cornish estate where her friend Merryn works. 


But far from the relaxing break Cordy imagined, she soon finds herself immersed in the glamorous yet mysterious world of Victorian theatre sensation, Lily Valentine. Lily was once a guest at Pencradoc and, with the help of visiting artist Matt Harker, Cordy comes to discover that the actress left far more than memories at the old house. She also left a scandalous secret …


PUBLISHED BY CHOC LIT

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lilys-Secret-secrets-romance-Perfect-ebook/dp/B089T2R6VK/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/search?query=Lily%27s+Secret

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/lilys-secret/id1517403239?mt=11&app=itunes&at=11lNBs 

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lilys-secret-kirsty-ferry/1137150436?ean=2940162924333

MY REVIEW

This is the 2nd book in the Cornish Secrets series – A Secret Rose being the 1st – and the ghostly goings on are back in full force and I loved it!  Any excuse to revisit Pencradoc is fine by me, and it was glorious to be seduced by the history of the house once more and the intriguing characters who have lived out their lives in the house and grounds.

This story is seen through the eyes of Cordelia, an actress who finds herself seeking time out at Pencradoc with her friend Merryn, to escape an ex and issues with her flat! She’s looking foward to a different pace of life for a while and finds herself falling for the charms of the house, the history of past inhabitants and a friend of the owners!!

As the story flits from the now back to the past, we’re introduced to Lily Valentine who was a star from the Victorian era, and ends up living at Pencradoc with her new husband.  I found both timelines to be captivating  but especially the story of Lily as she is facing an uncertain future as an actress, and fearing the past may be going to catch up with her, no matter how hard she tries to distance herself from it.  And we get to see the world through the eyes of little Elsie who is a whirlwind of a personality in the body of an 8 year old!!

I always love these dual timeline stories as there is so much to explore with these characters,  it’s fun and exhilarating to see their worlds combine throughout this story.  There are a few scary moments to get the heart thumping but you’re mostly left feeling with a warm fuzzy feeling and a real bond with these characters.  I’m just hoping there’ll be another book in this series very soon!!

★★★★★

#GuestPost LILY’S SECRET by KIRSTY FERRY #PublicationDay @ChocLituk @kirsty_ferry

Hello!  Time for a takeover on my Blog today, a special treat for Publication Day of LILY’S SECRET!  And the lovely Kirsty Ferry is here to share a bit of background to the book – it’s a book you don’t want to miss out on as I have already had the pleasure of reading it and loved it!!

So, over to you Kirsty……

Release Day Post: Lily’s Secret by Kirsty Ferry 

I’m very happy that Lily’s Secret has now been published and how it’s added beautifully to my new Cornish Secrets series for Choc Lit. It’s a sequel to A Secret Rose and is set at Pencradoc, the same gothic old mansion on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, that has now made a name for itself as an Arts Centre.

It’s lovely creating these sort of places, because I can pick and choose how they look and what facilities they have! I tend to take parts of places I’ve visited and shamelessly use them – this time we have the historical thread incorporating a ‘Pageant’ that the children of the family put on, and I’ve borrowed bits from the likes of Lyme Park and Mount Grace Priory and Abbot’s Hall, which is part of the Museum of East Anglian Life in Suffolk.

All these places had, when we visited, images, photographs and even black and white home movies of children taking part in pageants and plays, and I thought it was the ideal backdrop to frame Victorian actress Lily Valentine and her scandalous secret – how something so innocent and fun can reveal something so shocking!

I’m not going to spoil it for you, but I loved creating Lily, who I based on famous, scandalous actresses of the day and discovering more about her contemporary counterpart, Cordelia, who you may remember was a minor character in A Secret Rose. This time, Cordelia is feeling rather disillusioned with her acting career and after her flat floods, she decides to come down to see her friend Merryn at Pencradoc – and thus the two actress’s lives collide …

Unlike Hartsford Hall in my Hartsford Mysteries series, Pencradoc is haunted in a very different way. With Hartsford, the ghosts tend to drift around all the time, but with Pencradoc, they only appear to people they have a connection with – and it’s usually to help tell someone their story and reveal a secret that’s hidden in the very fabric of the old buildings. I do hope you enjoy reading Lily’s Secret as much as I enjoyed creating it, and fall in love with little Lady Elsie who stomped right up to my keyboard and demanded some attention whilst I was writing. I had to reign her in a bit and promise Elsie her very own book when she was a big, grown up girl – but for now, this is Lily’s story and I do hope you like it.

About the book:

‘There’s nothing logical about Pencradoc!’ Aspiring actress Cordelia Beaumont is fed up of spending summer in the city. So, when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps straight on a train to pay a visit to Pencradoc – the beautiful Cornish estate where her friend Merryn works. But far from the relaxing break Cordy imagined, she soon finds herself immersed in the glamorous yet mysterious world of Victorian theatre sensation, Lily Valentine. Lily was once a guest at Pencradoc and, with the help of visiting artist Matt Harker, Cordy comes to discover that the actress left far more than memories at the old house. She also left a scandalous secret …

Buy from: 

Amazon

Kobo

iBooks

Nook

About the author:

Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short

stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.

Find out more about Kirsty: 

Twitter

Facebook

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#MusicMonday Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks

Monday returns!  And that means Music Monday – hosted by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek – giving you a weekly chance to share a favourite song/video!

My pick this week – Stevie Nicks and Edge of Seventeen!!  When singers relied on talent rather than gimmicks and autotune!!

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Who who who
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

And the days go by
Like a strand in the wind
In the web that is my own
I begin again
Said to my friend, baby
Nothin’ else mattered

He was no more than a baby then
Well he seemed broken hearted
Something within him
But the moment that I first laid
Eyes on him all alone
On the edge of seventeen

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

I went today maybe I will go again
Tomorrow
And the music there it was hauntingly
Familiar
And I see you doing
What I try to do for me
With the words from a poet
And the voice from a choir
And a melody nothing else mattered

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

The clouds never expect it
When it rains
But the sea changes colors
But the sea
Does not change
And so with the slow graceful flow
Of age
I went forth with an age old
Desire to please
On the edge of seventeen

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well then suddenly
There was no one left standing
In the hall yeah yeah
In a flood of tears
That no one really ever heard fall at all
Oh I went searchin’ for an answer,
Up the stairs and down the hall
Not to find an answer
Just to hear the call
Of a nightbird singing
Come away come away

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Well I hear you in the morning
And I hear you
At nightfall
Sometime to be near you
Is to be unable to hear you
My love
I’m a few years older than you

Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singing
Oh baby oh said oh

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Stevie Nicks

Edge of Seventeen lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.