Oh, I adored this book! Everything about this just clicked with me: the characters who are individual and unique without being self-consciously quirky or eccentric; the writing which is light and natural, which just disappears into the story which is being told; and the plot which, without any jaw-dropping twists or sleights of hand, is utterly compelling. I ended up reading half the night because I was so drawn into this book that I felt like I was living it rather than just reading it.Set in the 1960s, this is Fiona’s story: Bermuda girl, amateur tennis player who ends up at Wimbledon, half-reluctant debutante, and girl in love for the first time. Everything feels knitted together perfectly, nothing jars or feels false or fake. And I’m probably the most unsportiest person ever, but the depiction of the Wimbledon final had even me biting my nails with tension.
So an unreserved recommendation from me—this is definitely a book that I’ll read again, I loved it that much!