One Silver Summer is the debut novel from Rachel Hickman.
It’s the beginning of summer. Both Sass and Alex have escaped to Cornwall. Sass is recovering from the death of her mother, whilst Alex is escaping from the news that his Royal parents are set to divorce.
“This was where he belonged, where he could be himself, without worrying”
Both are trying to escape the drama of their real lives, when their paths cross. Each one revels in being able to be themselves in the company of this new stranger. Alex opens up the exciting world of horse riding for Sass, it becomes a way for both of them to put stress behind them… and to get to know each other better in the process.
Hickman’s gentle narrative, which switches smoothly between her characters, sweeps her readers along on a wonderfully giddy romance. With a lighthearted touch, an atmospheric Cornish setting and a clear adoration of horses, this is a great summer read for those ages 12+.
“The boy with not just a name or a title, but an entire nation on his back.”