I Will Find You, a tale of mystery and intrigue which starts in wartime Fenland near Ely and then moves halfway across the globe to Australia. John Taylor’s story is colourful, poignant and moving as it charts the journey of young Robbie Spalding and his path from a Dr. Barnardos Home in Cambridge to a new life on the other side of the world. Robbie becomes Nick Thorne and this account of his arrival into adulthood is more than a little tragic and filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Touching, funny, sad and filled with drama, I will find you is an authentic and pacey read, gripping and compelling, and will certainly keep the readers’ attention until the last page is turned. Expect to shed a tear for the casualties of war

 

 

My review

The biggest part of this story takes part in Australia in the outback and the cover reflects this very well : the colour of the dust and the heat of the sun. The main character is determined to reach his goal and this determination is reflected in the title by choosing a bigger font for the two first words.

The author takes us form England to Australia and back to England where he treats us to a fabulous story. We follow Robbie on his journey. A journey that will get to you because it’s horrible, heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

I admire the author for the research he must have done. It was very interesting to learn about the aboriginals. It’s very clear that not all wisdom can be found in books. Experiences passed from father to son can be life saving.

This book is about loss, friendship, acceptance and family in the broadest sense of the word. 4 stars.

Thank you, John M. Taylor for this captivating story.

 

About the author

John describes himself as “being dragged up in Littleport” so is a Fen boy. He claims his greatest attribute at school was his ability to daydream exciting adventures. His philosphy on life, “we only get one shot at it, grab it with both hands and go for it!”

After a commercial career that took him around the world to live in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea he has returned to the UK. His writing career began with technical and training manuals, later finding greater satisfaction in more creative writing. In Australia he was a regular contributor to radio and wrote a weekly newspaper column. His first book, “Raising Fen Tigers,” is a tongue in cheek look at growing up in a Fenland village. (Littleport). “I Will Find You” is his first novel. He now lives in Cambridge with his wife, Elisabeth, of 45 years. He had three children but sadly lost one son to whom this book is dedicated.

He would enjoy chatting any reader or old friends.

Purchase link

Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Will-Find-You-John-Taylor/dp/1787102793/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1L3S059T2HHA3&keywords=i+will+find+you+john+m+taylor&qid=1564437254&s=gateway&sprefix=i+will+find+you%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-1