March 13, 2013

Yesterday’s Sun by Amanda Brooke

Yesterday’s Sun by Amanda Brooke is a story love, devotion, and sacrifice. It isn’t the type of book that is all flowers and roses, with a happy ending in sight for everyone. It is suspenseful tale that challenges fate, and the future of the unknown in uniquely new ways. If you like your novels to be emotional with a hint of the unexpected and somewhat paranormal, this is definitely a book you want to read!

Book Description
A suspenseful tale of free will versus fate—an extraordinary story of love and family, and the risks we take to break free from the past.

Newlyweds Holly and Tom have just moved into their dream home, a charming English carriage house in the London suburbs. A rising television journalist, Tom can't wait to fill the house with children. Holly, a budding artist, isn't so sure. She fears that as a mother, she will repeat the terrible mistakes of her own neglectful parents. But Holly and Tom are young and deeply in love, and they have time to decide.

While renovating the house, Holly finds an unusual crystal orb—the missing top to the moondial in their garden. She soon discovers this is no ordinary timepiece. Under the full moon's brilliant light, it reveals the future—a future in which Tom cares for their baby daughter . . . alone.

Holly's new friend in the village, an elderly woman named Jocelyn, reveals the cursed secret of the moondial's power. Now Holly must choose between herself and her future child—a painful decision that will ultimately teach her about motherhood and sacrifice . . . and reveal how far she will go in the name of love.” – Yesterday’s Sun

My Thoughts
Yesterday’s Sun is beautifully written. For a debut author, I am highly impressed and can’t wait to read more of her stories. Amanda Brooke is able to captivate her readers in the first chapter and keep them reading and wanting more right up to the very end.

The characters were realistic, without being overly typecast to what their roles were. Holly’s plan in life is like many just starting out, but when she learns of her fate from the moondial, I felt her pain.

This is a book that will tear at your heart and make you cry, but you’ll enjoy reading it and cherishing it nevertheless. It has many surprises for you, but some will probably be obvious when reading it – but that doesn’t make it any less of a worthy read! I really enjoyed it, and if you like emotional books like this, you will too. I highly recommend it!

* Thank you to the publisher of Yesterday’s Sun, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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