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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Fiction Books was chosen as a suitable review site for this stunning new psychological thriller, by its independent and fiercely patriotic small publisher, Honno Press.

The author of Motherlove, Thorne Moore, has been kind enough to chat with me direct and has put together a unique and interesting guest post, which I shall be sharing to coincide with the release date for Motherlove, 19th February 2015, so I do hope that you will make a date in your diary to stop by and check it out!

MOTHERLOVE

Three mothers – 1990

 Heather is horrified to be pregnant again.

Gillian is desperate to adopt.

Lindy is terrified her baby will be taken from her.

In the midst of all this longing and pain, a child disappears.

Two babies – Now

Vicky finds out she’s not who she thought she was.

Kelly loves her mother. Wanting to help her, she innocently reveals deeply buried secrets.

One desperate woman

Every day a woman goes to a park, still trying to understand an event 22 years earlier that tore her life apart.

But all these stories are connected. Can one of them learn the truth without tearing apart the lives of everyone else?

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THORNE MOORE

Image Of Author Thorne MooreThorne grew up in Luton, in a very politically aware family (i.e. left-wing) and was firmly advised to study law. This would have implied a career in law, so since she intended to be a writer, not a lawyer, she read history at Aberystwyth university instead.

Much much later, and far more impressively, with much blood, sweat and tears, she gained her law degree from the Open University, when it was far too late to be tempted to put it to any use.

Thorne worked in a busy reference library for some years, then moved to West Wales to set up a restaurant with her sister and now lives just outside a North Pembrokeshire village, where she runs a craft business and occasionally teaches family history – but mostly writes.

If I want to write, I write. So just do it. If you think that making time for writing is a problem, just wait until you finish a book, and find a great aching desert of emptiness stretching before you.

Her interest in genealogy, and her present home, a Victorian farmhouse that stands on the site of a Mediaeval manor, might explain some of the themes in her books, which are rooted in a sense of history, sometimes distant, sometimes recent. Her books are largely set in Pembrokeshire, the county from which her mother’s family comes and which is an endless resource of history,mystery and magic.
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Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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18 comments
    • Hi Denise,

      The premise for this one does sound rather good, doesn’t it?

      Adoption is always one of those emotive subjects, which must be very difficult to deal with if you are an adopted child yourself.

      I aso have nothing by admiration for adoptive parents, as you have no guarantees that a child isn’t going to turn their back on you, when they discover that they can trace and perhaps connect with their biological parents.

      It also seems as though ‘Motherlove’ is going to touch on the the mother forced into adoption, and how that must affect you psychologically .. I can’t even begin to imagine how that must feel!

      I guess I am in for an emotional and intense journey with this book and I thank you for stopping by with your valued comments.

    • Thanks Martha, ‘Motherlove’ does sound rather good, doesn’t it?

      By some strange coincidence, the very next book to hit my desk for promotion and review, had very much the same premise as ‘Motherlove’, how unlikely is that?

      I appreciate you making the time to stop by and for leaving a comment.

      Have a great week and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Thanks Serena, I appreciate you stopping by and for continuing to help make ‘Mailbox Monday’ the success that it is.

      I hope that you also received some great new additions to your shelf this week.

      Happy Reading
      🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      I only received my copy of this book on Saturday, just in time to get this post up and running, so I only copied the synopsis from the back cover and haven’t even turned the first page yet.

      Putting two and two together and probably coming up with five, I am assuming that the baby of 22 years ago, belonged either to Heather or Lindy and was put up for adoption by either one of them …

      True to form, I am probably completely wrong in my assumptions, so perhaps my Book Beginnings post on Friday will shed some light on the situation!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate your visits.

  • Oooo, this sounds exciting! I look forward to your post on the 19th.

    Playing Mrs. Kingston by Tony Lee Moral was added to my Kindle this week, based on what I read here. Thanks!

    • Hi Kelly,

      I am being a little unconventional with ‘Motherlove’ and the following book on my review list, in that I shall be publishing both ‘Book Beginnings’ and ‘Teaser Tuesday’ posts, before reading the actual book myself, to fit around author and publisher requests, book launch dates and blog tours.

      Thorne has posed a great question in her guest post, so I do hope that you will be able to stop by on February 19th. That’s if there’s a dry eye left in the house by then, as I can imagine this one being an emotional rollercoaster of a story!

      I am sure that you will probably get around to reading ‘Playing Mrs. Kingston’ long before I do, so I hope that you thoroughly enjoy it 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for those kind words, I really appreciate them and I love having you visit.

      Just from reading that short synopsis, I can see that there are several scenarios presenting themselves and I’m not sure which path this story is going to take. The only certainty is that this is all set to be quite an emotional journey and is not always going to make for comfortable reading, I’m sure!

      I have noticed just recently, how many review books are coming through featuring black and white cover art and with very minimalist imaging. Personally, I quite like the haunting quality of this format and whilst it wouldn’t be appropriate for every storyline, I think that on this occasion, it is spot on!

      I hope that all is well with you and have a good week 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I had assumed from the synopsis that this is a story which has its focus very much on child adoption … “Gillian is desperate to adopt” …

      Whereas your immediate thoughts honed in on the phrase … “In the midst of all this longing and pain, a child disappears” … which would indeed suggest child abduction!

      Isn’t it amazing how two people can read the the same short paragraph and interpret it so differently! … I wonder which one of us is going to be proved right?

      Even though this may not be the right book for you, I thank you for taking the time to read this post and to leave a comment and hope that you have a good week.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      An intriguing storyline, some difficult relationships and a mass of deeply buried secrets and emotions … ‘Motherlove’ is right up my street!

      I hope that you will track the further posts about ‘Motherlove’, they might help you to decide whether it is a book you might enjoy.

      Meanwhile, thanks for taking the time to stop by, I always look forward to reading your comments 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      As I am under quite a tight deadline before the release date for ‘Motherlove’, I have been putting together a ‘Book Beginnings’ post for Friday 13th February … If you think this one sounds intense after reading the synopsis, the first few lines I am featuring will definitely reinforce those thoughts … and then some!

      I quite liked it when Thorne likened the finishing of getting a book to market, with an aching desert of emptiness stretching before you. Some authors are already well ahead with their next storyline by this stage, but if you are an author who needs to re-group before starting out on a new project, then I can quite imagine that feeling of emptiness and “well, what now then?”

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate and value your views and opinions.

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