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Life-Changing Stories: The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse

Some stories you pick on a whim and they take your breath away. The best part is, they don’t wear a warning!

the idea of youTitle: The Idea of You
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Date of publication: March 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 332
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

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What I Make of December: My Very Own Little Christ…Thanksgiv..Well, Post.

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know it. If you are new, let me tell you Christmas time is not very welcome around here. Forced gatherings, fake smiles, compulsory gifts. I don’t care for any of it. Don’t talk to me about the Christmas spirit, I haven’t seen it in years! Plus, I don’t have a chimney. This totally ruins the thing.

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One Needle in a Hell of a Haystack: The Child by @figbarton @TransworldBooks

I am THRILLED to be kicking off December with a review of The Child by Fiona Barton! Thank you so much Transworld and Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of this blog tour!

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Title: The Child
Author: Fiona Barton
Publisher: Transworld Books
Date of publication: December 1st 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 364
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.

For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.

For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.

And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.

The Child’s story will be told.

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