Book Review “Where the Water Flows” by Romola Farr



Book 3 of 4 in Hawksmead series

Length : 397

Independently Published


Where the Water Flows

It had been a long, hot summer followed by a very wet autumn. The River Hawk, lying to the north of a former little mill town, was in full flood but nobody imagined the catastrophe that lay ahead.
Not the elderly couple who created a beautiful memorial garden that would become a lake.
Not the opera singer who found a friend who would risk all to save her life.
Not the owner of Wax Polish who would battle to rescue her first love.
Not the new parents who would be overwhelmed and torn apart.
And certainly not two drama students whose lives would change forever.

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I had not realised that this was book 3 in a series but actually that doesn’t take away from the book at all. It works well as a stand alone. The drama and stories grab you with a big impact that holds your attention well. Where the Water Flows has a unique plot line and an immersive nature created by the writer that I really enjoyed.

Covid is brought in as another level of crisis and bonded me to the characters. We all lived through that awful time and it brings home how life just has to carry on and we keep going not matter how hard life can be for us. Of course there is a wonderful dog, Hector who is a great little character. There is a great empathy created for the characters, from fear of returning to society to how can a community deal with such a huge catastrophe. Everything is flooded and how on earth can they all come back from this? Do they all come back from this?

Where the Water Flows is unquestionably one of those books that once you’re a few chapters in you really don’t want to put it down. An author to look out for that’s for sure.


Romola Farr first trod the boards on the West End stage aged sixteen and continued to work for the next eighteen years in theatre, TV and film – and as a photographic model. A trip to Hollywood led to the sale of her first screenplay and a successful change of direction as a screenwriter and playwright. Bridge To Eternity was her debut novel, and Breaking through the Shadows and Where the Water Flows are standalone sequels. All three novels are set in the fictional town of Hawksmead.

Romola Farr is a nom de plume.

With Thanks for the Advance Copy to …

Rachel Gilbey

Romola Farr



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