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The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

MoMo’s Book Diary highly recommends the latest Amanda Prowse release. Be warned – you will be left an emotional wreck but it is worth it!

Amanda Prowse is an incredibly talented author who writes poignant and moving books that will have you hooked in the opening pages and does not let go until the last word.

This page-turning masterpiece focuses on the heart-wrenching subject of family, parenthood and the heartbreak caused by miscarriage.

This is a real emotional read with very likeable, believable characters. I struggled with my own emotions whilst reading as I recently lost my mother and I will never be a mother.

Thank you to Netgalley, Amanda Prowse and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book prior to publication.

Synopsis

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. Jonah’s love and support is unquestioning, but as Lucy struggles with work and her own failing dreams, the strain on their marriage increases. Suddenly it feels like Lucy is close to losing everything…

Heart-wrenching and poignant, this latest work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: what does it mean to be a mother in today’s hectic world? And what if it’s asking too much to want it all?

AUTHOR Amanda Prowse
BOOK TITLE The Idea of You
PUBLISHER Lake Union Publishing
DATE OF PUBLICATION 21 March 2017
PRINT LENGTH 334 pages
ISBN 9781503942332
OBTAINED: NetGalley – preapproved

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Posted in **** rating 4/5

6th Grade Revengers: Cat Crimes and Wannabes by Steven Whibley

This is the first book in Steven Whibley’s 6th Grade Revengers series.

I would recommend this to children of all ages – especially pre-teens.

The author has created the perfect team with friends Jared and Marcus who team up to become Revengers who set out to help those in need in order to raise money to pay for spy camp.

Well written and fast paced will keep children’s attention right to the end!

 

Synopsis

Jared and Marcus aren’t like other 11-year-olds…they’re also Revengers.

They fix problems and they’re awesome at it – at least, they will be if they ever get a chance to show off their skills. What they need is exposure. Luckily, they have the perfect target in mind: Jared’s sister’s boyfriend. He’s a jerky, wannabe rock star, a relentless bully and he smells like old gym socks. Enough is enough. The tone deaf jerk’s days are numbered. There’s only one hitch: Marcus already offered their services elsewhere. A stray cat with serious aggression issues apparently has a whole neighborhood boarding up their windows.

What the boys think will be an easy-money job quickly turns into a dangerous game of wits. The cat’s a monster. It takes all the ingenuity the boys can muster to deal with this beast. Two targets at once. It’s time to prove themselves as the awesome after-school problem-solvers they know they are. That is, if their plan doesn’t backfire. Because they’ll either be feared fixers or a couple kids who can’t even take out a kitten.

AUTHOR Steven Whibley
BOOK TITLE Cat Crimes and Wannabes
SERIES 6th Grade Revengers:
PUBLISHER Amazon Digital Services
DATE OF PUBLICATION 15 September 2015
PRINT LENGTH 88 pages
ISBN 9781927905081

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Steve believes in pixies and fairy dust, and the healing power of unicorns. When he’s not writing epic tales of horned beasties, he’s working as a look-a-like for Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, and Seal. He spends his free time training hairless mole rats to be service animals for the colorblind, and dreams of one day inventing a thanksgiving dish that will rival the infamous turducken.

Okay, okay, most of the stuff I just said isn’t super accurate. Here’s the truth: I love writing books for kids and it’s a privilege I don’t take lightly. I want my readers to be taken away on an adventure they hadn’t expected. I want them to gasp and laugh and cringe about what’s coming around the next corner. And in the end, I want them to leave the story with the same rush I used to feel when I was a child reading books like The Hardy Boys or Goosebumps.