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Oh my, another book of feels. Ms. Amanda Prowse is truly the Queen of Emotions. Her power to make every word pulse with energy made the story come alive.
Victoria had always been told that her mum had died due to drug overdose. She was brought up by her beloved nan, Prim, who was her world and her biggest support. One day, Prim died. Victoria’s life shattered. After the funeral, a woman approached her to speak a few words – I AM YOUR MUM!
The blurb itself evoked so many thoughts in my mind, imagining the scenario of how it would be for that eighteen-year-old to learn everything she knew was a LIE. I loved how the author showed me normality before pulling the rug off my feet. The drama started with a bang but soon became the wave of change.
Victoria was so real, I could feel her pain and betrayal. Disbelief on knowing the truth and her need to escape it all. Acceptance came slow, but when it did, it brought forth a peace to the heart. The journey of the mother and daughter to reach a point where they could form a bridge and walk together was filled with ups and downs. More downs than ups.
The characters did what they thought was right, yet the repercussions proved them wrong. But real life was like that. You could just live your best and wait for destiny to fill the rest. The author revealed every facet of Victoria, from good to bad, as she found the strength to understand the circumstances and start the process of forgiveness.
The emotions the book invoked made me search for a tissue or two.
The author was brilliant in the way she directed the pace of the story. Very touching.Tweet
I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient—she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.
As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.
To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?
Publication Date: July 2020