Monday, 23 July 2018

Forgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge - Blog Blitz


Forgive Me Not book cover.

How far would you go to make amends?

When Emma fled her home at Foxglove Farm, she'd let down and hurt those who cared for her most. But now, two years later, she's ready to face up to her past; she's ready to go back.

But Emma's unannounced return causes more problems than she could have foreseen. The people she knew and loved aren't ready to forget, let alone forgive. And the one person she wants to reconnect with the most, her mother, can't remember who she is.

Just as Emma starts to rebuild trust, an uncovered family secret and a shocking past crime threaten her newly forged future . . .

Sometimes simply saying sorry isn't enough.

Perfect for readers of Ruth Hogan or Amanda Prowse, this is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about running away from yourself - and finding a way back.

About the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women's magazines.
In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

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Review

I am just going start by saying this book is being added to my top ten books of 2018. Considering it is not my usual genre, I absolutely loved it! It's a story about forgiveness and taking responsibility.

Emma has returned to the village she lived in, as a recovering alcoholic. She is seeking forgiveness for her behaviour whilst she was drinking heavily. She soon realises that this will not be as easy she hoped. Emma might have changed, but she has a long way to go to prove it.

The novel goes back and forth between the time she returns, the period that she was away and living on the streets and going through rehab. I felt quite sorry for Emma throughout, although she wasn't very nice when she was drinking, living on the streets was difficult for her. She returns home and her own mother doesn't recognise her. Her sister wasn't my favourite character, she seemed to be quite a nasty person (it becomes clear why by the end of the book).

A truly thought-provoking story, which made me think about forgiveness from both sides. It's an all round well written story, and I would guess this book will be popular. I would recommend this book to, well everyone should read it and let me know what you think.

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Thank you to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to take part on the blog blitz for this magnificent book.






































































































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  1. Great review Emma! I completely agree this is one of my top books of the year to date. It really gave me plenty of food for thought.

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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