Kindle Edition Þ Starting Over eBook Ú

Kindle Edition Þ Starting Over eBook Ú

Starting Over (Starling Hill Trilogy, #1) ✰ Starting Over (Starling Hill Trilogy, #1) Epub ✶ Author Jen Silver – Ellie Winters a successful potter is living on a remote hilltop farm inherited from her parents Her well ordered life is shaken apart when her past meets her present Robin Fanshawe Ellie’s philander Ellie Winters a successful potter is living on a remote hilltop farm inherited from her parents Her well ordered life is shaken apart when her past meets her present Robin Fanshawe Ellie’s philandering long term lover has a fragile truce with Ellie The arrival of women from Robin's present threatens to break that tentative pact Charming Dr Kathryn Moss an archaeologist and an old lover of Ellie’s arrives on the farm searching for a new site to dig When she discovers a previously unknown Roman settlement and ancient burial site on Ellie’s farm Ellie allows her to start an archaeological dig of the area Will Ellie also allow the rekindling of an old romance or will she stay with Robin Can that long term relationship albeit tentative recover from this collision or will an old romance trump everything she knows Will Robin seeing the interaction between Ellie and Kathryn leave her womanising ways behind Will she take a chance on giving herself wholly to the woman she loves These uestions and the mystery of whose royal resting place is disturbed at Starling Hill are answered in this classic romance of simmering passions anguished loss and the wonder of love.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 179 pages
  • Starting Over (Starling Hill Trilogy, #1)
  • Jen Silver
  • English
  • 13 December 2014

About the Author: Jen Silver

Jen lives near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire with her long term partner whom she married in December She has always enjoyed reading an eclectic range of genres including sci fi fantasy historical fiction and lesbian fiction As well as reading and writing other activities include golf archery and taking part in archaeological digs Jen's debut novel Starting Over was published by Af.

10 thoughts on “Starting Over (Starling Hill Trilogy, #1)

  1. Jude in the Stars Jude in the Stars says:

    35 I won’t lie the reason I wanted to listen to Starting Over was that it’s narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent whose narration of Cari Hunter’s books I adore so I wanted to see hear? what she sounded like with another authorSo far I had only read one of Jen Silver’s books Country Living and it was a 35 for me This one her debut novel is too And I’ve come to the conclusion that while Jen Silver’s books may not be my kind of books they were totally worth my time They don’t move me the way I prefer but they’re well written and well paced the characters are complex and from the two I’ve read they focus on older characters which is a nice change I read Elena Graf’s Hobbs series for the same reasonAt the beginning of Starting Over Ellie a potter living on the farmhouse she has inherited from her parents is angry at Robin her philandering lover of than twenty years and her business partner for letting her latest fling come to visit She has always known of Robin’s cheating ways but never until now has she had to be directly confronted to one of Robin’s other women As if the situation wasn’t awkward enough already after Jasmine the London fling people keep arriving Jo her dog and the flowery van they live in; Katherine an archaeology professor Ellie had her own retaliating fling with; Ellie’s son Aiden and his girlfriend Sophie Add to that the discovery of old human bones in Ellie’s field and it all becomes a perfect messI never really got invested in whether Ellie and Robin would find their way back to each other but I really liked Jo She seems flighty and superficial at first a cliché of a hippie chick but she’s much wiser and kinder than the others deserveAnd I loved Nicola Victoria Vincent narration once Her talent with voices and accents made each character uniue and easy to identify All in all I’m glad I gave this book a chance

  2. Anja Anja says:

    Well it was an okay book but in my opinion very superficial There are books that suck you in with the first page and books where you have to stay focused and tell yourself that it will get better just read on Usually it doesn't this is one of those books just not my kind of story I tried

  3. Justina Johnson Justina Johnson says:

    This book is delightfully and incredibly charming There is a large and diverse ensemble providing many fascinating amusing and lovingly delicious interactions It is always enjoyable when an author can sculpt such intriguingly different dynamics and backgrounds for the distinctive women and men covering a wide range of ages The collection of lesbians alone in this fairly small community in Northern England generates some felicitous tension as previous pairs possibly active pairs and the central off againon again couple add a saucy and crackling good dynamic Then the magnificent secondary centerpiece must be complimented There is a totally fascinating archaeological dig occurring on the farm of Ellie Winters a key character and part of the off againon again couple This secondary but influential plot piece finds its way into most everyone's lives and comes with a startling discovery I adored This is a positive treat from beginning to end SplendidEleanor Winters Ellie has lived a good deal of her life on her family farm Her family has owned this farm for generations It isn't much of a farm any but there are egg laying chickens and large fields that the local sheep herders use just as her dad did She is unuestionably the central character and her rocky romantic attachment to Robin weaves in and out as much as the intricacies of the dig popped up continuously It seems that Ellie is adored by a good number of folks She is a very talented potter closely attached to her roots and apparently a remarkable teacher She is also a very fine mother possibly much to her ex husband's dismay Although rattled by the age she is reaching she still projects a solid loving attentive and cooperative nature She is a positive dear BeautifulRobin Fanshawe left home at a fairly early age and has been on her own and cattin' around probably since her freedom blasted open for her However she has technically been with Ellie for almost two decades with her base of operations that enchanting family farm of Ellies However she finds herself being booted off the farm by that very same Ellie Oh my That is kind of traumatic but shouldn't it have been expected for a dedicated philanderer? Nevertheless Robin is also really a survivalist talented at her job and tries not to drink too much too oftenpretty good advice for anybody She is an exceptional counterpoint to Ellie and I sure hope they get back together but the odds do not look too good ExcruciatingMany of the primary characters bop in and out of beds with various folks as if they were training for the Olympics if there were such a category Additionally some under the cover and somewhat despicable doings occur around the rapidly enlarging archaeological dig More spice This book is just a treasure trove I loved it and I most certainly recommend it Hop over to northern England and have yourself a blast ExhilaratingNOTE This book was provided by Affinity EBook Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  4. Margo Polo Margo Polo says:

    Contains SpoilersStarting Over is the first book in the Starling Hill Trilogy Starling Hill being the farm location where the two central characters Ellie Winters and Robin Fanshawe residePersonally I struggled to get into this book Even leaving it for a few days after getting a third of the way in as I didn't feel it was worth finishing However I did eventually sit down and read the rest and was pleased that it had marginally improvedI think it is worth saying that the Affinity editing team has let Silver down with the uality of the final product I hesitated to pick up the book at all due to the terrible cover For some reason a lot of lesfic suffers when it comes to font and colour blindness and this book is no exceptionOn top of this the book was strangely formatted into three parts with only nine chapters and then an epilogue Because of the number of characters and POVs I was led on a whiplash inducing journey through different sections which would have been better formatted as multiple chaptersI'm assuming that this was Silver's first book as there were a number of grammatical errors particularly with dialogue tags But again this was down to Affinity to sort out which they evidently didn'tEditing problems aside I'm afraid I couldn't get into the book especially the characters And boy was there a lot of characters The first scene showed what I initially assumed to be the whole cast of characters descending on the farm one after the other in a series of surprise visits This was supposed to be humourous but was just a little unbelievable which set the scene for the rest of the book for me Sadly characters were later inserted into an already over populated book and the change of scenes that came with them led to confusionBoth Ellie and Robin to my mind were hugely dislikable Robin was the stereotypical philandering rogue who was obsessed by sex even unable to offer comfort in times of need without thinking about sex Ellie was simply two dimensional and miserable I found myself wondering what two of the characters in the book actually saw in her Both Ellie and Robin were caught up with their own woes and spoiler alert I was actually sad to see them get back togetherSilver utilised the unbelievable turn of events a little too often for my liking Yes in fiction you do have to suspend disbelief for a while but I struggled to get mine back down from the ceiling after reading this book The sudden appearance of a human bone on the farm just after the archeologist had visited The house sitting arrangement And the most popular of lesfic storylines everyone was a lesbian Not only was everyone a lesbian everyone assumed everyone else was a lesbian and everyone openly thought that every other lesbian was sleeping with the lesbian they were interested in uite exhausting And not based in reality I've been to Hebdon Bridge I knowWhile I didn't enjoy the story nor the characters I have to say that Silver's writing skills did shine through The author has researched the non romance parts of the story very well and clearly has a flair for creating characters While the two main characters of this story were not my taste the supporting cast were interesting and maintained different voices which is not always the case in lesficAfter the epilogue the reader is led into a section of the second book which is again filled with errors and breakneck changes of scene I think this is one of those trilogies where one is than enough It's a shame Silver was let down by her publisher

  5. Velvet Lounger Velvet Lounger says:

    Ellie Winters has a peaceful life making pots on her remote farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire The only disturbance in her life is her former partner Robin player cheater and wanderer Their business partnership has just about survived but even the friendship is on tenterhooks not because of Robin’s philandering but because Ellie dared to have a short fling and Robin can’t copeWhen first Robin’s current sueeze then a casual one night stand and finally Ellie’s ex fling all descend on the farm at once the outcome is both complicated and farcical Add in an archeological dig soul less paparazzi and relationships galore and the story soon becomes a page turner it is hard to put downJen Silver’s first novel is a delightful read The characters are solid rounded and complex recognizable and easily liked The settings are well drawn and subtly evocative of the Yorkshire towns and countryside The plot is cleverly intricate without ever being over difficult and the tension builds as the characters and emotions weave around each otherMs Silver has drawn a well balanced and adroit mix of romance intrigue and archeology overlaid with the personal development of the characters and a side order of humor The story builds from a circus gathering to a widely flung set of sub plots as the women flow in and out of the farm and on with their lives But always the tale comes back to Ellie and Robin the impact their various ex’s have on them personally their relationship and on the farm

The writing is compact well edited and crafted I have to admit I didn’t expect the farce and was charmed by the humor What started as a solid piece of writing soon descended into laugh out loud moments worthy of a classic British comedy A great debut novel that leaves me eagerly awaiting her next publication – based on this introduction Jen Silver’s works will definitely be in my must read pile

  6. Bobbi Bobbi says:

    Enjoyable read with a large cast of characters throw in romance archaeology ex lovers and it's a pretty wild ride The number of various ex girlfriends lovers one night stands etc that pass through this little farm I half expected it to explode tossing lesbians Roman skeletons chickens and college students across the countryside Okay maybe a little over dramatic but there are a lot At first not many of the characters are very likable morals seem to be in short supply and everyone jumps into bed with anyone who looks at them twice but the majority of them grow up in the end and are likable

  7. BeniGee BeniGee says:

    I found this book very refreshing with uirky English characters set in a beautiful part of England For those of you who want real characters worts and all Mature characters after all just because some of us are over 40 doesn't mean we have stopped living and good writing with humour This is the book The plot certainly kept me entertained and reading into the small hoursIt is not a book of action although there is certainly plenty going on but of typical human emotions such as jealousy spite anger empathy charity and of course love which kept me wanting to know what would happen next The writing is excellent and certainly helped the story flowHopefully there are books to come from Jen Silver

  8. Bib Bib says:

    No doubt this book is fast paced entertaining and above average but I just finished reading In A Small Spot by Caren Werlinger which has left my emotions shaken In contrast this book pales in comparison I would have given it 35 stars if such a rating is available

  9. Amy Mckee Amy Mckee says:

    Ellie could do better

  10. Mirtha Siblesz Mirtha Siblesz says:

    Loved itDid not realize this was the author's first book Imagine that This was an excellent story The characters were all flawed on some level or another I feel that was part of the charm of the story I was glued to this book from the very start Can't wait to read the other two books

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