Take a quiet little farm in the countryside peopled with writers on retreat, mix in one made-over lovely, and watch the sparks fly. Loosely based on Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd, this book tells the tale of one Tamara Drew, a girl who just wants to have fun. Unfortunately, she breaks hearts and ruins lives in her wake.
Beth Hardiman, the dumpy, faithful, hard-working wife of best-selling novelist Nick Hardiman, watches as all her hard work to create a quiet work space for husband and the group of wanna-be writers, begins to crumble when Tamara starts disturbing the peace. Even Alex the gardener is drawn to her beauty. When Ben, her rock-star boyfriend leaves, she turns her attention to Nick. Mix in two disturbed, bored teenagers, and you have all the elements of a real disaster in the making.
I don’t understand people who say “I don’t read graphic novels.” When they are this good, they are really missing out.