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‘Motherlove’ by Thorne Moore

It probably seems as though you are being bombarded by posts from this book – and you are!

I generally come by books for review, after they have enjoyed their official release date, so when the opportunity to get a little ahead of the game comes along – well! what’s a girl to do?

I am also preparing the way for Thorne’s visit to Fiction Books on Thursday 19th February, when a guest post wraps things up from my end and marks the published release date for ‘Motherlove’ – So we both hope to see you then 🙂

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

Kelly believed in Fate. She believed that there we were kindred spirits who belonged with each other and destiny would bring them together. Perhaps this was what had really brought her to Lyford. How likely was it that she’d find the missing girl? There’d been another response to the ad, a text from someone whose friend Carrie had been born on March 15th, but she’d emigrated to Australia and did Kelly want her address? That was all. That was all there was likely to be. Fate had brought her to Lyford, brought her here to Rick’s Place, where Ben was sitting at the bar.

She woke wanting to phone him, just to say hello. Was six o’clock too early? Probably! She would wait a while, but not here, not in this gloomy little room. In this house with its lace curtains keeping the daylight at bay. Breakfast was served from seven thirty, but did she want Mrs Hanshaw’s breakfast? Reconstituted orange juice, soggy cornflakes, rubbery white toast, burnt sausage and shrivelled bacon. Kelly had said she was a vegetarian but it made no difference. Ahmed, one of the remaining student lodgers, told her that four of her long-stay guests were Muslims and still they were served bacon and sausage.

Paperback Copy Page 147

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

As this was a publisher review request, a complimentary paperback edition of, Motherlove, was sent to me by Honno Press.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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    • Hi Sandra,

      It definitely seems as though Kelly is one of the central characters in this story, as she features in both these teaser lines and the first lines I featured in ‘Book Beginnings.’

      From those first lines, I gathered that Kelly was a very caring person, who looked out for her mother. I am wondering now if Kelly is related in some way to the missing girl she is trying to find, as she makes mention of the kindred spirit and sense of destiny she feels.

      Thanks for making such an interesting comment and bringing a whole new perspective to the teaser lines.

    • HI Claudia,

      I couldn’t agree with your sentiments more. Thorne Moore’s writing style is definitely one I a can empathise with immediately and her character building skills draw me right in.

      I think that if a story is very much plot based, the author can pretty much get away with concentrating on the actions of the characters. However, as in this case with ‘Motherlove’, where the story seems as much about the emotions and interactions between the characters, then good descriptive writing is almost essential to the storyline, in helping to build the picture.

      Thanks for your interesting comment, I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

    • Hi Laura,

      I think I am really going to enjoy Thorne’s style of writing – nice and descriptive, without being over the top. Every time I have run a feature on ‘Motherlove’, I have wanted to just keeping turning the pages to see what happens next. You have no idea of just how much self restraint I needed to use 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for then leaving a comment, I appreciate it.

  • Now how can I not want to read more about “Kelly”? 😉

    I’m currently reading Down River by John Hart. Here’s a snippet from 21% into the Kindle:

    “You saw things no boy should see.” He paused and I looked away. “When you’d come home bloodied up, or when your dad and I bailed you out, there was always a sadness in you, a quietness. Damn, son, you’d look all but lost. That’s a hard thing for me to say to you, but there it is.”

    • Hi Kelly,

      I wouldn’t even begin to draw any comparisons between yourself and the ‘Kelly’ featured in ‘Motherlove’ … Would I dare? 🙂

      It does sound like an intriguing read and although not the genre of book I often see featured on your blog, it might be worth a punt if you are ever in the market for something new!

      I’m not sure whether to thank you for featuring ‘Down River’, or not. I really don’t need an even longer ‘Want To Read’ list, but after reading those powerful and moving teaser lines, I rushed over to check out the synopsis and the excellent author biography … Well! … the rest, as they say, is history 🙂

      I hope ‘Down River’ is really as good as it sounds and thanks for sharing.

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