Thursday, June 11, 2015

LOOKING FOR CHARLOTTE BY JENNIFER YOUNG - VIRTUAL TOUR & REVIEW + GIVEAWAY


Looking for Charlotte
by Jennifer Young

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BLURB:


Divorced and lonely, Flora Wilson is distraught when she hears news of the death of little Charlotte Anderson. Charlotte’s father killed her and then himself, and although he left a letter with clues to her grave, his two-year-old daughter still hasn’t been found. Convinced that she failed her own children, now grown up and seldom at home, Flora embarks on a quest to find Charlotte’s body to give the child’s mother closure, believing that by doing so she can somehow atone for her own failings.

As she hunts in winter through the remote moors of the Scottish Highlands, her obsession comes to challenge the very fabric of her life — her job, her friendship with her colleague Philip Metcalfe, and her relationships with her three children.


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EXCERPT

She thought she knew the place where Alastair Anderson had left his car, and found it easily enough. Under her fingers the map was a flat web of never-parallel lines, of ugly pock-marking that told of steep, loose rocks and inhospitable terrain, just the type of place they used to walk. Somewhere up here, Charlotte Anderson was buried. Carried there, already dead? Or walked there and then killed? Surely neither was realistic; surely they would have found her, with their dogs and their mountain rescue helicopters scouring the ground for new scars, and all the rest of the equipment they had at their disposal.

Looking at the map had been a mistake. It was obvious now. Besides, she couldn’t see it any more; all she could see was the image of Suzanne Beauchamp, that beautiful face with the cold fa├žade, like a wax death mask from Madame Tussaud’s. More poignant, of course, since it must hide a struggle, a struggle to conceal or to suppress a deadly mixture of grief and guilt.

‘Go away!’ she said softly to this mirage of a grieving woman, a little afraid of its power. ‘Go away!’ And then, in the only defence left to her, she began to fold the map away.

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MY REVIEW 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Looking For Charlotte it's a wonderful novel, the story is about two women dealing with their personal losses, and looking to move forward with their life.
As I began reading, I felt Flora's loneliness and sadness, it hit me deeply in my bones see how she was trying to deal with the absence of her three children, and also looking for love in her male friend, Phillip.
Suzanne is a young women who lost her child in a tragic way, and is also dealing with closing the past and moving forward. The only way that this two women carry on with their life, it's the finding of Charlotte's body?.
Amazingly written, the story is fast paced, with so much complexity in the characters and situations, that will keep you guessing what's going to happen next??
Highly Recommended
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I live in Edinburgh and I write romance and contemporary women’s fiction. I’ve been writing all my life and my first book was published in February 2014, though I’ve had short stories published before then. The thing that runs through all my writing is an interest in the world around me. I love travel and geography and the locations of my stories is always important to me. And of course I love reading — anything and everything.

Links
Tirgearr Publishing

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Smashwords

Facebook

Twitter
@JYnovelist

Website


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GIVEAWAY
$10 Amazon or B/N GC


24 comments:

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    1. Lol! Thank you for letting me be part of your Blog Tour!! Congrats, I love your book!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it sounds interesting

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  3. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you for taking the trouble to comment. :)

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    2. Hi, Patrick! Thanks for commenting, good luck!!

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  4. I enjoyed learning about you and your book~thank you for sharing!

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  5. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

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    1. I'm a computer convert, although I do do all my notes longhand. And I'm a sucker for really nice stationery, so I make a LOT of notes!

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    2. Good question and Great answer!!

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  6. I love to travel, too! The cover is fantastic! Your book sounds terrific! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I wish I could take credit for the cover, but I can't. I think it's fabulous too :)

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  7. Great review! I love books that come highly recommended.

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  8. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway! Sounds interesting. :)

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