Ours Is The Winter by Laurie Ellingham #Blogtour #Giveaway #Review

Book Cover ours is the winter


Journeying across the Arctic, their pasts are about to catch up with them.

Erica, Molly and Noah are embarking on the challenge of a lifetime, driving Siberian huskies across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Cut off from the world and their loved ones and thrown together under gruelling conditions, it isn’t long before the cracks start to show.

Erica has it all. A loving husband, a successful career and the most adorable baby daughter. But Erica has been living a double life, and as she nears her fortieth birthday her lies threaten to come crashing down.

Molly was on her way to stardom. But when her brother died, so did her dreams of becoming an Olympic champion. Consumed by rage and grief, she has shut out everyone around her, but now she’s about to learn that comfort can come from the most unexpected places.

Noah has a darkness inside him and is hounded by nightmares from his past. Tortured, trapped and struggling to save his fractured relationship, he knows this journey is not going to help, but try telling his girlfriend that.

As their lives and lies become ever more entwined, it becomes clear that in the frozen wilds there is nowhere to hide.

My Review

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Firstly i’d like to thank Neverland blog tours and Laurie Ellingham for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.

What an absolute gem this book is! For me, it had that wonderful x-factor. It had characters that I was eager to find out about, a storyline that made me stay up way too late as I ‘just needed to know what happened next! A twist which I didn’t see coming and all set in the magical background of the Arctic.

Ours is the winter is told from three people’s perspectives. A once in a lifetime trip brings the three people together, they are all fighting their inner demons and all have a reason they signed up for

Erica has something she’s been hiding from her husband, something she thought the trip to the Arctic would allow her to escape. She also hoped that as her half sister Molly was coming too, they may be able to rebuild their relationship. A relationship that had broken down since the sudden death of their brother Billy.

On the outside she seems to have a perfect life but as the story unfolds you find out this is far from the truth.

Molly doesn’t really know why she agreed to the trip. She does know that the anger and hurt that has been bubbling inside her since the death of her brother Billy could literally explode at any time.

Molly has emotionally shut herself away since the death of Billy, you can feel her pain and occasionally see the glimpse of the old Molly underneath.

Noah has experienced an horrendous trauma, there are snippets in flash backs. Like a jigsaw puzzle, you can slowly put pieces together and begin to see the whole picture and the extent as to what has happened.

You can feel Noah’s anguish and emotional pain throughout, his daily battle to keep going and try and shut out the memories that haunt him.

Ours is the winter takes you on a fast Huskey pulled sled trip across the Arctic. So beautifully descriptive you feel as if you too are experiencing the landscape first hand. This is a tale of three people facing their demons and overcoming them.

The end is perfect! A 5* recommendation from me!



Giveaway Prize ours is the winter

To win a signed paperback of Laurie’s previous book, “One Endless Summer” Click here

All about Laurie

ours is the winter

When I’m not running around after my two children, my husband, our Cockerpoo Rodney, or just plain running, I love nothing more than disappearing into the fictional world of my characters preferably with a large coffee and a Twix (or two) to hand.

When I am in the thick of a character crisis, I can often be seen walking around the village with my jumper on inside out and back to front, chatting (and occasionally laughing) away to myself.

I have a first class honours degree in psychology and a background in Public Relations, both of which help in everything I do.

Where to find Laurie





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