Jane Urquhart returns to her writing from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this time alternating between Gander International Airport in Newfoundland and County Kerry, Ireland, in the 1940s and 50s.
Tamara is a pilot who flies warplanes from Canada to Europe. Then she meets and marries a dashing young man who, it turns out, is not a good choice.
Urquhart is at her best painting landscapes, as in her novels Away and The Whirlpool. She often features artists, such as in The Underpainter and The Stone Carvers.
Anyone who has enjoyed those books will delight in this most recent novel. It unfolds slowly and beautifully but develops surprising tempo and drama in the final chapters.
What’s also refreshing for Christian readers is the absence of gratuitous sex, violence, and coarse language. (McClelland & Stewart)