Wednesday, March 06, 2013

"The Skipper's Child" written by Valerie Poore (my book review February 2010)


last week I started with reading the new book written by Val (Valerie Poore). Good we had bad weather with a lot of snow here, so I could read every evening and yesterday night I finished "The Skipper's Child".

It's a book written for these winter days.
The novel started at 21. December 1962. The story is about a young boy called Arie and he spent his school holidays together with his both sisters on their parents barge (the Rival). The barge is on her way from Gent (Belgium) to France ...
I do not want to write about the story, because I hate accurate book contents. Every one should read it by himself. Only some words about. It's a mystery story and a book about familie life.

Val's book is written so great and I was dunking in the deep of the words and the story. It was if I reside on this barge, but I never stood on one. I saw the waterways and the snow on the boat. Very good was the writing about the familie solidarity. The cohabitate of the three kids and their parents on the limitedness on a barge. I love this book and it's written in an awesome speech. Hope it will find a lot of readers. It's a very exciting book and if you start, you will go on and on.

If you will buy the "Skipper's Child" enjoy the reading.

Bist wishes
Stefan xx


At 10:43 pm, February 04, 2010 , Blogger grace said...

Hi Stefan, what a terrific review of Val's book. I have no doubt it is well written, I like the way she writes. A story has to grab you and bring you in, I feel, when reading, so this sounds like it does just that!


At 12:00 am, February 05, 2010 , Blogger Koos F said...

Bless you, my friend. What a wonderful review.


At 12:05 am, February 05, 2010 , Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Great review, Stefan, and I whole-heartedly agree with you. I passed along my copy to my sister's beau, as he is Dutch (well from Friesland) and would appreciate the theme and story.


At 8:41 pm, February 05, 2010 , Blogger VallyP said...

Stefan!! Thank you so much! The last few days I have had no internet at home so I only heard about this post from Koos. I am very touched and so very pleased you enjoyed my story. You are one really good friend, and I appreciate this immensely. xxx

At 10:52 pm, February 05, 2010 , Blogger Dale said...

Thanks for the link, Stefan.
I just ordered mine!


At 10:53 pm, February 05, 2010 , Blogger Dale said...

Great review, too!

At 10:14 pm, February 14, 2010 , Blogger VallyP said...

I hope you've had a good Valentine's day today Stefan! Hugs from us here in NL xx

At 12:33 am, March 01, 2010 , Blogger Lucy said...

Meant to say weeks ago that this book made me think of one I read as a child: Katie and Nan go to Sea.

(took place in Norway, I believe)

I hope I have a chance to read The Skipper's Child one day!

- Lucy.

At 9:42 pm, March 08, 2013 , Blogger Val Poore said...

Stefan, thank you so much again. I am thrilled and honoured that you have re-published this review.


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