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My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
History shapes those who travel through it
Following the unexplained disappearance of her parents, and in a last ditch attempt to save the antique store she has inherited from financial ruin, Sarah Lester takes on a deceased estate. Amongst the estate is a collection of fifteen vintage postcards.
Sarah is unprepared for what these postcards hint at about their reclusive former owner, and soon they complicate her life in unimaginable ways.
Traversing three continents and two centuries, where tiger hunts and ruby necklaces are irrevocably entwined with murders and mysteries, auction houses and antiquities, Sarah is drawn into the enigma that could solve her parents’ disappearance.
“Fifteen Postcards” Review:
‘Fifteen Postcards’ features the main character, Sarah, who runs an antique store called The Old Curiosity Shop which she is responsible for after the inexplicable disappearance of her parents several years prior. Soon after Sarah takes on an abandoned estate; She becomes transplanted in different countries and time periods after touching various antiques.
Essentially, between the covers of ‘Fifteen Postcards’ readers are treated to a magically unique journey that spans three countries and several time periods. I devoured this book; the fact that I stayed up until an ungodly hour to finish this book should speak to the fact that this was a great book. McKenzie has done a spectacular job of combining well-researched history with a hint of mysterious intrigue.
My one tiny nitpick is that I found the India segment ran a little long and dry, however, this did not ruin my enjoyment of the book.
In terms of the setting, the description was beautifully rich; I felt that the reader becomes drawn into England, New Zealand, and India along with Sarah.
Overall, this was a fantastic book; I have a hard time believing that it was a debut novel.
would not hesitate to recommend this book to fellow readers particularly if one likes history and/or antiques. I believe that this novel appeals to our innate nature to be curious about the stories of our heirlooms.
About The Author:
Kirsten McKenzie has worked in her family’s antique store off and on since she was a toddler, where she has gone from being allowed to sell 50c postcards in the corner, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases.
Her first novel, ‘Fifteen Postcards’ was published in May 2015, and traverses London, India and New Zealand. Her second novel, ‘The Last Letter’, was released on 1st November 2016.
She is currently working on her third and fourth books concurrently.
She lives in Auckland with her husband and two daughters.
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