Megan Owen, a teenager, is torn between two opposing worlds. One in Wales, one in England. And between two diverse lads – Welsh wild boy Iolo, and the cultured English Hugo. As she moves through adolescence to adulthood, experiencing both the rollercoaster of farming life in Wales in the late 1950’s, and the turbulence of the post-war cultural revolution of London, England, we see her battle to decide where she truly belongs, and with whom. Will it be the world of nature, farming and tradition in Wales? Or, the brave new sophisticated world flowering in London as it heads into the hippy sixties? Is it possible for love and personal empowerment to co-exist in these times?
Through heartache and drama, Megan discovers there’s no easy answer. No easy way to make choices, either. Particularly when fate will keep interfering…
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Some Reviews of ‘On the Border’.
‘On the border’, is a love letter to the landscape of the Welsh heart. Written with grounded texture, it is a tale which recalls the rain and grit of ordinary life whilst capturing the inspired places we long for in the promise of beyond.
Peter Nathaniel Lee
Cari Davies is a gifted writer telling Megan’s story with a deft descriptive touch in the context of the hard life of a Welsh border farming family. I found the story fascinating and compelling. I loved it and couldn’t put it down.
Cari Davies writes intelligently from her heart with all the light and darkness that growing up involves. She brings vividly to life her treasured memories and takes us back to a simpler world where love and loss, fate and faith rule our very souls.
Written from the heart, this evocative story of one young woman’s transition from headstrong young tomboy living on the Welsh border to feisty student discovering swinging sixties London, this is a wonderfully honest tale of fledgeling emotions and family dilemmas. A total page-turner. I loved it!
An intriguing love story of torn emotions between the beautiful Welsh countryside and natural way of life, and the excitement and challenges of London, very involving and descriptive and keeps one wondering until the end.
With eloquent prose and insightful observations, Cari Davies paints an intimate and compelling portrait of a young woman coming of age in the late 1950s.
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