Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse.

I'm a huge fan of Amanda's work and am thrilled to be part of this amazing tour.
 
 
 
The Idea of You

by Amanda Prowse


Published by Lake Union Publishing

21stst March 2017

Paperback Original, £8.99 and eBook, £3.98

Bestselling author of Perfect Daughter,

My Husband’s Wife and The Food of Love.





Inspired by Amanda’s own experiences, this is a compelling and heart-wrenching

look at the true meaning of love, family and motherhood.


What They Say:

"With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter dares to hope that 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 the reality of becoming parents proves much harder than Lucy and Jonah imagined after they suffer multiple miscarriages. Jonah’s love and support is unquestioning, but as Lucy struggles with work and her own failing dreams, the strain on their marriage increases. And when Jonah’s teenage daughter comes to live with them, Lucy is confronted with the truth of what love and motherhood really mean. Suddenly it feels like Lucy is close to losing everything."

This moving and poignant story poses the question of what it means to be a mother in today’s hectic world, and whether it really is asking too much to want it all…

The Idea of You was inspired by Amanda’s own experience with miscarriage—one of which occurred while her husband was on tour in Iraq. Amanda maintains that the pain of losing multiple pregnancies has brought her family closer and made her appreciate her sons for the gifts that they are.


What I Say:

I have no idea where to start with this review. A lot of you know my past struggles with miscarriage and the fact that I haven't been able to have children (so far...) and have been really supportive and kind to me. Amanda is one of those people too. I reached out to her after having read somewhere of her struggles and we connected.

Reading any book about miscarriage, struggles to conceive or child loss is quite difficult, not just for me but for many women. Whether it's your reality or your worst nightmare, it's a hard subject. It's taboo and uncomfortable. It shouldn't be this way and Amanda Prowse is helping to break down these walls and make it ok to talk about. We aren't alone, none of us has to face this alone.

So, back to my review. The Idea of You is not an uncomfortable read. It is heartfelt, real, emotional, funny and ultimately an uplifting story about female resilience and strength. Lucy is an amazing woman and I feel like I actually know her. She is kind but hurting. She's strong but broken. She loves her husband but hates their situation. All of these things make her every woman. Her spirit may be bruised but she continues to fight and hope for what she wants more than anything else in the world. I think this is part of her that many miscarriage sufferers will relate to a lot. When (if ever) do you say "enough is enough"?

Jonah was an amazing character too. He was strong for his family. He was supportive even though his heart was broken too and he loved his wife so, so much that it warmed my heart. His vulnerability was real and I just loved them as a family.

I really do hope I have made sense and not just rambled here. I always find it really hard to feel competent as a reviewer when I read Mandy's books. They make me want to scream "ALL THE FEELS!!!" and call that my review...

The Idea of You is my favourite book by my favourite author and one of the nicest, most kind women I have ever spoken to! Read it, have tissues handy and then hug those you love.  11/10


Thank you to Amanda and Simeon Prowse for sending me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.



 Amanda is available for interview / to write about her personal story.

About the Author:

Amanda Prowse is a bestselling novelist with an incredible 148K followers on Twitter. The Idea of You is Amanda’s seventeenth novel and follows her trademark style of writing about ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love while being tested in ways they never imagined.

Praise for Amanda Prowse:


A Mother’s Story, The Daily Mail’s Best Family Fiction title of 2015

A Mother’s Story, Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year for 2015

Perfect Daughter Selected as a 2016 World Book Night title



A truly amazing piece of drama about a condition that could affect any one of us in a heartbeat.
Every mother should read this book’ –
Danielle Lineker, actress and model



Another brilliant read from Amanda Prowse.’ Bella



Great books have the power to make readers stop in their tracks and rethink everything they thought they knew. Prowse's latest novel, The Food Of Love, is one such book. Delivers a hard-hitting, vivid portrait of one family's descent into the clutches of illness that will have readers considering their own attitudes to food and body image.’ The Herald



A deeply emotional, unputdownable read’ – RED



Deeply moving and emotional, Amanda Prowse handles her explosive subjects with delicate skill’ – Daily Mail

Uplifting and positive, but you will still need a box of tissues’ – Hello!

A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read’ – The Irish Sun

You’ll fall in love with this…’ – Cosmopolitan

Deeply moving and eye opening. Powerful and emotional drama that packs a real punch.’ – Heat

Magical’ – Now magazine



See www.amandaprowse.com or connect with Amanda Prowse on Social Media:



Twitter: @MrsAmandaProwse



Monday, 6 March 2017

Blog Tour Stop - How To Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Mansell


Welcome to my stop on the Tour for How To Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Mansell!!



 

What They Say:

 
Hello? Rhys Woods? I have a patient here I think you know. Yours is the only number in her diary…


Life is good for nurse Kat. That is until the man she intended to marry legs it, she’s unexpectedly promoted to a position with too much responsibility, and a patient arrives on her ward under strange circumstances.

Susan is a mystery. She refuses to speak or interact with anyone, she’s obsessed with a book of fairy tales, and the only name in her diary is that of Rhys – a plumber she barely knows.

Down-to-earth Rhys is trying to get his life back on track after the death of his beloved brother. His mum is his priority, and she needs him as much as he needs her. Or at least she did, until she starts disappearing, leaving him to find comfort in the form of his brother’s girlfriend.

Complicated is an understatement.

As the lives of these three lost strangers intertwine, will they find a way to lay ghosts past, present and future to rest? And when the chance comes to mend their broken hearts, will they be brave enough to take it?




 

What I Say:


Where do I start? I've been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while now, having gotten to know Anna a bit on social media and I did a little happy dance when it appeared on my kindle. Reading a debut by someone you consider a friend can be really daunting for a book blogger. We don't want to hurt the authors feelings but we have to do our job and be honest.

I can say, hand on heart that How To Mend a Broken Heart is one of the finest debut novels I have ever read. It's captivating, compelling, mesmerizing, sad and so beautifully written. It really is hard to believe that it's a debut. Anna has a wonderful way of developing characters. The dialogue flows so smoothly (I admire that as I am rubbish at writing dialogue!) and you just feel completely drawn into this story.

An unbelievable debut novel by an author I am keen to read more from!   10/10

About Anna Mansell

 
Anna spent almost twenty years trying to shoehorn writing in to her career as a marketing manager for dance and theatre companies. Eventually, she did what you are not remotely supposed to do and walked away from an excellent job in order to try and become a published author. Three  years, lots of tears and some slightly hairy bank balances later, she met Kirsty Greenwood and the rest, as they say, is history. Anna lives in Cornwall with her husband and two kids. She feels very fortunate!

 

 

 Buy The Book Here!

 

 

Monday, 13 February 2017

My Review of Wonder by RJ Palacio

What They Say:

My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

What I Say:

I've been hearing about Wonder for a couple of years but didn't pick it up due to the hype. On a recent library visit, August Pullman was there staring at me so I took him home.

I read this book in 3 days, which rarely happens in my world! I adored everything about Wonder! The easy to read short chapters, the warm characters and most importantly, Auggie himself. I loved the varying narratives too.

A great, sweet, eye-opening story about the human spirit, kindness and family. 10/10

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Blog Tour Stop with Review White Lies and Wishes by Cathy Bramley

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for the fantastic White Lies and Wishes by Cathy Bramley!!



What They Say:

What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...?
Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she’s got no time for love; she’s determined to save her family’s failing footwear business.

New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to return to work. She says she’ll do whatever it takes to make partner at the accountancy firm.

Bored, over-eating housewife Carrie Radley says she just wants to shift the pounds – she’d love to finally wear a bikini in public.

The unlikely trio meet by chance one winter’s day, and in a moment of ‘Carpe Diem’ madness, embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September.

Easy. At least it would be, if they hadn’t been just the teensiest bit stingy with the truth…

With hidden issues, hidden talents, and hidden demons to overcome, new friends Jo, Carrie and Sarah must admit to what they really, really want, if they are ever to get their happy endings.



What I Say:

I have a confession to make. I own all of Cathy Bramley's books, I met her last year (she's lovely!) but this is the first of her books I've read. I have no idea why as I adored this book so much! I am now going to read the rest of them in quick succession!

This is a true story of female friendship. Jo, Sarah and Carrie all want something to change in their lives and they make a pact to help each other achieve these goals. I'd love to have a group of friends like them. I feel I have a bit of each woman in my personality and having them on my team would be interesting.

Jo is ballsy and strong willed but vulnerable in certain aspects of her life. She is confident, feisty and loyal. Sarah is torn between her baby boy and her career. She is hardworking, passionate and determined. Sadly, she has doubts her choices in life. Carrie is a wallflower, timid and full of self-doubt. But deep down, there is a confident, sexy, strong woman waiting to emerge.

With the help of a Wish List and each other, the three friends have to make decisions about what they really want in their lives. What really matters and what will, ultimately make them happy?

If you ever feel stuck in a rut of a bit fed up, this book is a fantastic pick me up. It will make you think, make you grateful for what you have and will make you smile.  9/10

Thanks to Becky Hunter at Transworld for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Reflections on 2016

Well folks, here we are. It's New Year's Eve 2016. I am full of reflection as this year comes to a close.

The year began with me drunk, going home to my freezing cold, damp, unfinished bus with no running water, flushing toilet or proper heating. By May I had had enough. I couldn't take bus life anymore, nor could I take being controlled by my ex-fiance. I was down, in a very dark, scary place. I was self harming again, I was crying all the time and I had suicidal thoughts. Then I read Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon and I found the courage to speak up. I told J that I needed help. He promptly threw me out of our home and his life. 14 years, gone in a flash. And you know what? That was the best thing that could have happened. The next few weeks were hard. I stayed with my best friend Tracey and finally saw a gp. I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and depression. I began taking medication for the first time in my life and had a brilliant course of counselling followed by a stress control course.

While this was all going on, a man I've known for 8 years as my Dads best friend came back into my life. Steve was brilliant. Supportive, kind, caring, funny and sweet. We quickly fell into a comfortable relationship that made me feel safe. When Steve hugs me, all my broken pieces fit back together and I know I'm loved. He is the best person I have ever known and I'm thankful for him every day. We got engaged in August and have been inseparable from day one. Christmas day marked our 6 months together and I have never been happier. In October, we found our beautiful little puppy Bella, a Pomeranian girly who is a gorgeous, joyful little ball of fluff with a foxy face. She makes us laugh every day.

And to make the end of the Year even more special, my Aunty Wendy came from Canada for Christmas. We had a brilliant time sightseeing with her and enjoyed a proper Canadian Christmas dinner. It was the first Christmas together in 17 years and was magical.

So, what began as a horrendous, dark year turned bright and sparkly because I wouldn't just lie down and die. I fought for what I felt I deserved and I got it. All of it. And it was worth the fight, the pain and the fear. Because now, every day is beautiful.

All the very best for 2017. Keep fighting, you're worth it.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Blog Tour Stop - The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse

Happy Christmas Eve and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse.

 
 

What They Say:

Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years happily married to a man who still excites her, two beautiful teenaged daughters, and her dream career as a health food writer. Her home is filled with love and laughter, with a passion for food at its very core.

But no amount of love could have prepared Freya for the devastating impact of anorexia and bulimia on her family. In a desperate battle to rescue her youngest child from its clutches, Freya will do all she can to save her daughter, her marriage and her family. But how can she when food, the social glue of their family, is both the problem and the solution? Is Freya’s own obsession with clean eating partly to blame? And how can you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? 

What I Say:

As always, I was excited at the prospect of a new Amanda Prowse novel. I knew I was in for an emotional read, her books always are, but I couldn't have known quite how hard this story would hit me.

The character of Lexi may only be 15 years old, but I identified with her pain in such a real way. My struggle and way of harming myself were different but the pain and self-hatred are the same. Lexi made me so sad, so desperately sad. I cried a lot of tears over this book. I read it twice, back to back, something I have never done before. It woke me up in the night to read a bit more. It haunted my thoughts for days.

Such is the power of Amanda Prowse. You just know that when you see her name on a book, you are in for a rollercoaster ride. I don't want to make this sound like a downer of a book, it wasn't at all. It was hopeful, warm and showed how a family can pull together when things hit rock bottom. There seems to be a strong family at the heart of most of Amanda's books. I love that. Freya, Lockie and Charlotte are such brilliant support for Lexi. They are so upset by her struggles but they do their utmost to hold it together and form a united front to help their youngest child through a very real, dark illness.

The research into Lexi's story, not only her physical state but the help available, the emotional highs
and lows and the very real people who supported the family, must have been so painstaking. It's all so real, so sympathetic and raw.

I loved everything about The Food of Love, except for the fact that people have to go through this horrible illness at all.

Powerful, emotional, gripping, beautiful and haunting.

Another perfect read from one of my favourite authors.  11/10



 Behind the Story:

Inspired by Amanda’s own extreme struggle with body image and a family history of anorexia, this is a compelling and heart-wrenching look at family, food and the challenge of raising teenagers in our self-obsessed, image conscious society. 

She now recognizes that the habits of her once anorexic mother had a profound effect on her growing up. By writing about eating disorders in The Food of Love, Amanda has faced her own food demons and has made incredible steps to correcting her unhealthy relationship with food. Since she started writing the book, Amanda has lost one and a half stone and aims to reach her target, healthy weight by 1st December, the publication date of The Food of Love.

The research into The Food of Love and eating disorders This novel confronts the issue of eating disorders, and in her research Amanda spoke to many sufferers of eating disorders and their families to fully understand the issue and its effect on a family as a whole. Several of the women she spoke to were her own readers, who having read Another Love which looks at the struggles of alcoholism, reached out to say it helped them understand their own demons with food. The ages of her interviewees ranged from 14 to 40 years old, and she recalls one interviewee telling her ‘When I die, then I will have won’. She also spoke to a family who had lost their child through an eating disorder, and she recalls them speaking of the relief they felt that their child was no longer suffering. Many of these experiences are depicted in The Food of Love and Amanda has ensured that her depictions have been well-researched and based on real-life account of eating disorder sufferers. 


 Connect with Amanda on Twitter at @MrsAmandaProwse  and on Facebook/amandaprowse


Praise for Amanda Prowse: 

‘A truly amazing piece of drama about a condition that could affect any one of us in a heartbeat.  Every mother should read this book’ – Danielle Lineker
 ‘A powerful and emotional work of fiction’ – Piers Morgan 
‘Deeply moving and emotional, Amanda Prowse handles her explosive subjects with delicate skill’ – Daily Mail
 ‘Uplifting and positive, but you will still need a box of tissues’ – Hello! 
 ‘A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read’ – The Irish Sun 
‘You’ll fall in love with this…’ – Cosmopolitan 
‘Deeply moving and eye opening. Powerful and emotional drama that packs a real punch.’ – Heat
‘Magical’ – Now magazine

The Food of  Love is out now in Ebook and Paperback.

Thanks to Amanda and Simeon Prowse for my copy in exchange for my honest review.



Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Books of the Year 2016

Ok folks, it's that time of year again! I trolled through my list of books read and turned them into a list of sorts.

I read some absolutely amazing books this year and it was hard to choose just 10! But I did it, we have a winner!

So, first off is my favourite book from a series.

This goes to:

Geek Girl Head Over Heels by Holly Smale

I have followed this series from the start and have loved every minute of it! Harriet is one of the best characters ever!

Ok, here goes; the top 10!

10. In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings - a great twisty turny, dark read.

9. Falling by Jane Green - an emotional, beautiful story of love and loss.

8. Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello - a sweet, funny summery book!

7. The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon - surprising, lovely and gripping.

6. Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson - beautiful, captivating and full of hope.

5. My Husband's Wife by Amanda Prowse- funny, sweet, sad and emotional.

4. Take A Chance on Me by Carol Wyer - inspirational, funny and delightful.

3. The Glittering Art of Falling Apart by Ilana Fox - timeless and beautiful. Just brilliant!

2. The Finding of Martha Lost - Caroline Wallace - surprising, fun, unique and spellbinding. Would make and amazing film!

And my Book of the 2016 is:

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

This book changed my life and I cannot recommend it enough. A brave story told with humour and heart.

So that's it. Another year over. And a million more books to read in 2017!

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Blog Tour Stop - Not Just For Christmas by Alex Brown

 
 
Welcome to my stop on the #NotJustForChristmas blog tour! I adored this continuation of the Tindledale series! It was a lovely, touching read and this post has got me feeling all festive!
 
So, join Alex and the gang and find out who picked who for the Secret Santa!

 

Tindledale’s Secret Santa


To really get everyone in the festive spirit this year, Cher, the landlady of the Duck & Puddle pub on the village green, is running a Secret Santa evening. 

Click on the character to see whose name they picked out of the Santa’s hat and the gift they bought for them.


Sybil (manager of Hettie’s House of Haberdashery) picked Molly (the butcher’s wife) – knitted a little red jumper for her pet ferret.

Cooper (Village Butcher) picked Basil (Sybil’s black Scottie dog) – six of his finest award-winning sausages.

Lawrence (chair of the Tindledale Players Amateur Dramatics group) picked Mrs Pocket (Parish Council stalwart and village busybody)  - a sequin-covered rain bonnet to put a smile on her face … with any luck!

Taylor (runs Paws Pet Parlour) picked Monty the Black Labrador (retired service dog) – festive red collar and a shampoo bath with paw massage.

April (orchard owner and cider producer) picked Harvey (fruity fruit farmer) – a bottle of her finest mulled cider. 

Pete (dairy farmer and relief fire fighter) picked DeeDee (bon viveur, runs the Tea Dance club) – a fireman’s lift all the way down the High Street, once around the war memorial and back again followed by a complimentary hand-milking lesson.

Kitty (owner of The Spotted Pig café) picked Marigold (Lord Lucan’s wife and WI chair) – her special Panettone bread pudding with a jug of rum custard.

 Matt (village farrier and April’s husband) picked Teddie (Kitty’s little girl) – an afternoon helping out in the stables followed by a ride around the orchard on Joan, the beautiful, gentle old chestnut mare.

Thanks so much to Alex Brown for joining me today! Follow the rest of the tour using the hashtag #NotJustForChristmas on Twitter!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Blog Tour Stop - Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson

 

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson! I am very excited by this tour as I adore Lisa and her fabooooolous books!




What They Say:

Full of romance and festive magic, Mistletoe on 34th Street is the funniest and most charming love story you will read this Christmas!

Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, ‘traditional’ Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she’s not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her colleagues are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season in the Big Apple.

Jon, Olivia’s friend, on the other hand is desperate to get home in time for his big family get-together. Nevertheless, determined to make the best out of the situation, he sets out to show Olivia how enchanting Christmas in New York can be. And when handsome New Yorker Elijah is added to the mix, could the magic of the season finally be working its charm on Olivia? As 25 December draws closer, Olivia suddenly finds herself with a decision to make: who does she really want to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?

What I Say:

A new book from Lisa Dickenson always puts a smile on my face. A new Christmas book from Lisa makes me want to wee in excitement!

Mistletoe on 34th Street isn't your average festive read. It's full of wit, just a bit of drama and hilarious antics from a (mostly) loveable cast of characters. Olivia is someone you'd want to be friends with, someone you'd maybe take under your wing.

As Christmas Day approaches, will Olivia learn to love what she's been missing her whole life? Will the magic of a New York Christmas win her over? And which charming man will she be spending time with under the Mistletoe?

Lisa is my Queen of Christmas, a festive firecracker. Best enjoyed with a mince pie and a gingerbread latte. 10/10



Thanks to Clara Diaz and Little Brown UK for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Praise for The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson

‘The romcom that you NEED to read!’ Fabulous 
 ‘5 stars’ Heat
‘A fantastically talented writer’ S magazine


Author Bio:

Lisa Dickenson is the pseudonym for Beyoncé. OK, FINE, THAT'S NOT TRUE. Lisa lives by the Devon seaside, stuffing cream teas in the gobs of anyone who comes to visit, and writing stuff down that she hopes is funny.  Her first novel was the copyright-infringing Sweet Valley Twins: The Twins Holiday Horror, which she wrote in primary school and gave up on after five pages. Twenty-ish years later Lisa went on to be a *real author* and wrote the Novelicious Debut of the Year, The Twelve Dates of Christmas. In summer 2016 out popped You Had Me at Merlot. She’s now keeping her fingers crossed that everyone will like her third paperback, Mistletoe on 34th Street, and that New York City gives her a free apartment near Central Park as a ‘well done'.



Follow Lisa online for all her book news and Beyoncé-obsessing: www.lisadickenson.com | @LisaWritesStuff

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Blog Tour Stop - Searching for a Silver Lining with Guest Post

Hello Lovelies! Thanks for joining me today! I'm super excited to welcome the sparkly loveliness that is Miranda Dickinson to my blog today as we celebrate her fantastic new book "Searching For A Silver Lining".  So, without further adieu, let's hand over to Miranda.
 
 
Meet The Cast - #4: The Silver Five
 
I always wanted to write about a road trip and when I created The Silver Five I realised their story would be perfect to tell using a journey. With lead singer (and now inimitable pensioner) Reenie Silver, the rest of the band lived out their dreams of stardom in the early part of the 1950s. Drawn to London from all over the UK, The Silver Five were put together in a group by enigmatic impresario and manager Rico, who promised them their dreams. I adored creating The Silver Five, not just as they are now but as the starry-eyed young hopefuls they were in the 1950s.
 
Reenie assumed lead singing duties, joined by talented nightclub singer June Knight, joker Tommy Mullins, handsome Johnny ‘Chuck’ Powell and fresh-faced teenager Alys Davis. As five people they couldn’t be more different and their time together as a band was characterised by personality clashes, rivalries, disappointments but also great hopes and fun. Then, in 1956, on the night of their biggest gig at The Palm Grove, the band split up – causing a sixty-year rift and the end of their collective dream. Searching for a Silver Lining tells the story of Mattie Bell and Reenie Silver’s attempts to put that wrong right, by trying to reunite the band to play the concert that never happened…
 
If Searching for a Silver Lining is made into a film (dear Richard Curtis, you know you want to do this!) my dream casting of The Silver Five would be a who’s-who of famous British stars: Julie Walters as Reenie Silver, Dame Maggie Smith as proud and defiant June Knight, Derek Jacobi as loveable Geordie Tommy Mullins, Bill Nighy as handsome and funny Somerset singer Johnny ‘Chuck’ Powell and Phyllida Law as wonderfully eccentric (and a later-life national treasure) Alys Davis.
 
Thanks so much for reading this blog exclusive! For more, follow my Searching for a Silver Lining blog tour. I really hope you enjoy reading the story!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by Miranda! I love all these insights.