We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on Mango Bay by Serena Fairfax.
Mango Bay is an intriguing story set in the 1950’s and includes romance, culture, history and secrets.
The story follows Nat and Audrey who meet and fall in love in London. The only problem for both families is that Nat is a Jew and Audrey is not Indian. With their mutual feelings of love the two secretly marry. Audrey moves to Nat’s homeland.
I enjoyed reading and discovering the cultural differences between England and India, especially the food and the rituals of celebrations.
A great story with wonderful descriptions.
Serena spent her childhood in India, qualified as a Lawyer in England, and worked in a London firm for many years.
Some of her novels have a strong romantic arc although she burst the romance bubble with one quirky departure. Other novels pull the reader into the dark corners of family life and relationships. She enjoys the challenge of experimenting and writing in different genres.
Her short stories and a medley of articles, including travel perceptions and her reviews of crime fiction and thrillers, feature on her blog.
Fast forward to a sabbatical from the day job when Serena traded in bricks and mortar for a houseboat that, for a hardened land lubber like her, turned out to be a big adventure. A few of her favourite things are collecting old masks, singing and exploring off the beaten track.
Serena and her golden cocker spaniel live in London.