Today I am involved in closing the Blog Blitz for Amanda James new book Another Mother, which was published by Bloodhound Books on the 10th April 2018.
About the book
Adopted at birth, for years Lu has secretly dreamt of finding her birth mother but childhood bullying has left her with a lack of confidence. When a tragic accident changes her life forever it sets her on a mission to get in contact with her birth mother and find out the reasons behind her adoption.
When she tracks down her mother in Cornwall there is an emotional reunion and the pair begin to form a relationship.
But is everything as wonderful as it appears or has Lu walked into a nightmare?
This is the first book of Amanda’s I have read so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it.
The book starts off like a normal fiction story about a 30 something trying to find her birth mother after her adoptive mother dies. This first part of the story seemed to drag a lot as we are introduced to Lu and follow the story to Cornwall to meet her real mother and are introduced to her.
I really liked the character of Lu as she developed through the story and gained more confidence towards the end, and once introduced to her mother I found her intriguing as I tried to work out the twist mentioned on the back page.
Once the story develops into a suspense the action built up to the thrilling conclusion, which I for one didn’t see coming.
Overall it was a slow burner, which developed into a really good read.
To purchase the book click here
About the Author
Amanda has written since she was a child, but never imagined that her words would be published, given that she left school with no real qualifications of note apart from an A* in how to be a nuisance in class. Nevertheless, she returned to education when her daughter was five and eventually became a history teacher. Then in 2010, after many twists and turns, the dream of becoming a writer came true when her first short story was published. Amanda has written many short stories and has six novels currently published.
Amanda grew up in Sheffield but now has realised her lifelong dream of living in Cornwall and her writing is inspired every day by the dramatic coastline near her home. She has sketched out many stories in her head while walking the cliff paths. Three of her mystery/suspense novels are set there, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Summer in Tintagel and the Behind the Lie. Rip Current is also set in Cornwall and will be published by Bloodhound Books in April 2018.
Amanda, known to many as Mandy, spends far more time than is good for her on social media and has turned procrastination to a fine art. She can also usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.
Amanda’s blog – http://mandykjameswrites.blogspot.com/
Twitter – @akjames61