My very good friend and fellow reviewer, Julie Williams, absolutely loves this author's books and so please find below her review. The second part, Theo, is now available and I'm sure Julie will be reviewing that one shortly!
There are two sides to every love story. This is Anna's.
Anna Cole grew up poor, but her mother's love made her feel rich every day. Then her mother died, and Anna was sent to a care home. As a teenager, Anna vowed that one day, she would have children of her own, and create the happy, noisy family life she always craved.
Then, one day, Anna meets Theo Montgomery in a lift. Theo has kind eyes, but a sad past. His family were rich, but his childhood was full of neglect. Theo can't imagine bringing a child into this cruel world, but he does want a soulmate. Someone to love him unconditionally; someone with whom he can share his family's wealth.
Theo and Anna are two damaged souls, from two different worlds. Is their love for each other enough to let go of the pain of their pasts? Or will Anna and Theo break each others' hearts?
Head Of Zeus 08/03/18
Amanda never disappoints when it comes to reading her books and this her 17th I believe. It certainly lived up to my expectations. It is a beautifully written heart breaking story told through Anna’s words from childhood through to adulthood.
The early chapters are of her early years when Anna’s life is full of love and happiness that is until is reached 9 years of age and tragedy strikes leaving her feeling broken and in care.
As Anna’s story moves on to adulthood and to a new chapter in her life, we are introduced to new friends, family and lovers.
An event in a lift brings Theo into her existence and Anna immediately senses that he is the one for her. I could feel their characters as two lost souls coming together but this also brings problems in their relationship as well as their love story.
I would describe Anna as a survivor as she is faced with many hurdles in her life and through her written letters to her fictitious children Fifi and Fox, I could see that she is striving for a family of her own to care for and love unconditionally.
There are lots of sensitive subjects in this tale, death, drug addiction, depression and loneliness to name a few, but they are each dealt with honesty and reality.
I can’t wait to read Theo and discover how his life has moulded him into the person I have been introduced to in Anna’s life.
Thanks to Amanda and Simeon for the auto approval on Net Galley. Keep writing Amanda as I just love your emotive writing style.
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