Elin’s Air is a beautiful book with amazing descriptions of the Welsh landscape and is a particularly useful tool to educate young and old about life in Wales in the early 1900s. Emily is a very talented writer and I wish her every success with her first novel; I’m sure it will be the first of many! – Darren Millar, Assembly Member for Clwyd West
Darren Millar presents Elin’s Air to the National Library of Wales collection
…Such a charming story you have spun…
It is aimed at 11-14 year olds, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it! It was engaging and uplifting, and a lovely depiction of historical events in Wales.
It sat on my desk for a while, then I began to read it and I found it a compelling and beautifully written piece of work. I just loved your descriptions of the Welsh Countryside and the fact that the story was set 100 years ago and provided a wonderful insight to the Revivalist Movement in Wales. So interesting.
Beautifully written and very descriptive. You can envisage what you are reading in your mind as you get to know the characters and feel what they are going through. Quite emotional in some parts, which Christian believers will relate to.
Beautiful book with amazing descriptions of the Welsh landscape and you felt you were there. Reading the book you became immersed in the character of Elin and the experiences she encountered in her life journey. Loved the way the language flowed and each chapter left you wanting more!!
Absolutely loved this book. It was a delightful story of Elin and her life in Wales, through all the joys and difficulties of the period.
Delightful book, I read it in one sitting. Really drew me into the story – would recommend it wholeheartedly.
Such a lovely, exciting read. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the characters as told by Elin. Emily has really captured the Welsh countryside and the richness of the language in her writing. Highly recommended.
I am twelve. I really, really enjoyed reading this book. I just couldn’t put it down. I loved the description of all the places Elin went and of her experiences in the chapel. I loved Ceinwen’s loving heart for the Lord and I liked William’s kind and willing heart too. The ending was perfect. This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I am sure that many other youngsters will love this as much as I have.
(and this review from an 11 year old)
Elin is a young girl from a family with a sad history.
One day she goes on a trip with her family and when she comes back everything has changed: her friend William, her home and her life. How will Elin cope? Read Elin’s Air for the answers.
My favourite character was Elin. She is always ready and she sounds like a good friend. If she were real then I would love to be her friend. She may not be real but when you read it you feel like she is right by your side.
If you like books about family and friends, then this is the book for you.
A video review from a young reader
And another (slightly older) reader