Leap the Wild Water


There are some wrongs which can never be undone; some things said which can never be altered; some paths taken and choices made which lead us into darkness and despair. Sometimes, it is only through the indestructible love of others that we can find our way back to ourselves and find a better way; that is the essence of Leap the Wild Water.
Stand on top of a Welsh mountain with the wind in your hair, buzzards soaring above you, the sweeping landscape below and be transported to another time and place where, if you are a woman, to err is unforgivable and the freedom to carve a life of one’s own seems an impossible dream.Leap the Wild Water is set in early 19th century rural Wales.Megan’s Mam has died and her childhood sweetheart returned wishing to marry her. She accepts but does not tell him about the affair she had in his absence and the illegitimate child which was stolen away from her by her brother and Mam, to save the family from shame.Meanwhile, her brother, Morgan, is desperate to make amends. He knows Megan’s child is living in squalor and is abused and neglected by the woman he pays to look after her. He yearns to bring the child home but to do so would ruin his sister’s new found happiness and reputation.
As Morgan wrestles with his conscience, Megan’s past begins to catch up with her and threatens to destroy her life.

Some things other people are saying about Leap the Wild Water:
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I have read in ages! 21 April 2013
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I would thoroughly recommend this book. it is evidently well researched by the attention to detail, giving a marvelous insight into the difficulties encountered by women in the early 19th Century. I will certainly be impatient for the authors next book…such a clever insightful, and hauntingly thought provoking book..buy it, you won’t be disappointed.

5.0 out of 5 stars you won’t put this one down, 17 April 2013
This review is from: Leap the Wild Water (Paperback)

Raw, fresh, racing – the voices of a brother and sister living 200 years ago ring in our ears as they pour out their story…… Like a ballad, they tell an archetypal story. Time and place are vividly conjured: the physical day to day labour of the farm; the cart bowling to market with its intoxicating sense of freedom and independence, fresh air, flower bejewelled hedgerows and shifting skies; meanness, rapture, the moments that shape lives and can never be undone……. all sing and breathe and race on the page. A story being told all around us…..love and honour – what is allowed and not allowed, that does not hesitate to destroy individual lives…..
and in the end – but I won’t say………..
Only, afterwards, thinking about the quiet hidden voices that singly dare to express compassion and sow seeds of courage…….. let them gather and might there be change and hope, perhaps not in these ones’ lifetimes – we don’t know, we can only hope
Get cracking Jenny and publish the sequal. You won’t put this one down…Leap the Wild Water

5.0 out of 5 stars So well written 6 April 2013
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It was the sort of book once started could not put down I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next book
5.0 out of 5 stars Be warned – VERY addictive book! 4 April 2013
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Bought this because the author was local and I was curious. Amazed at the quality of descriptive language that painted such an accurate picture. Provides the reader with an insight into early 19th century country life with particular focus on young women.In a nutshell after reading the first paragraph – got so involved that I read the whole book last Friday (bank holiday!!)& when I’d finished felt as though I’d seen a really good film. Enjoy!
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Leap the Wild Water is available from Amazon in paperback and kindle formats.

3 thoughts on “Leap the Wild Water

  1. Hi Jenny. I have just finished reading Leap the Wild Water. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading it. I write reviews for the Historical Novels Society and would like very much to review your novel. Also, if you are willing to do an author interview on my blog: elizabethjanecorbett.com I hope to hear from you soon. Hwyl!

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