Happy Publication Day!!
I am writing this review with tears flowing down my eyes. Every single line of this book resonated with me. I could see myself in the main character Thomasina, who was born a little different with a cleft lip, weak heart, and deformity of hand and foot. (mine are not outwardly physical, but they are there).
Operated in childhood for the cleft lip, the doc did a terrible job with suturing and she was nicknamed Hitch for that scar. (I had for 3 heart surgeries more than twenty years ago, and the doc messed it up). Thomasina (and I) was on medications and was protected by her parents on their farm. She lived a closed life, but her dreams were open and big and as vast as the skies (mine are too). Her life was lonely with most seeing her outward appearance and not her heart.
Then came Grayson, a man who was probably on the spectrum, but who knew what he wanted and he never lied. He wanted Thomasina forever and ever. This was their story, honest and true and oh so filled with love. 2 people just perfect for each other who could see beyond what this world labeled as imperfections.
I have read most books by Ms. Amanda Prowse, and the best are those which make me cry and where I see myself in her characters. I cried and cried and I am still crying while writing this review. Ms. Prowse’s writing was superfluous, the emotions in each word had me choking.
Thomasina and Grayson had their own problems, they lived and worked in different parts. Their lives intersected and they found each other. Their hearts beat as one. But they had their own responsibilities, and it took great courage and a willingness to change to live their love.
Innocence was never better written, dreams never better foretold. I sighed and swooned over the lines in this book. I could hardly see my kindle with eyes that were constantly getting blurred.
Ms. Prowse took my heart in her hands with this story. She covered it with hope for a brighter tomorrow, she gave my heart wings to fly and my dreams to soar. I could keep going on about what I saw in this book. It was an experience seen and read with an open mind.
No truer words have I ever spoken than these
Ms. Amanda Prowse is the queen of emotions. She is the only author in this world who can make me cry and smile at the same time. My favorite forever.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Amazon Publishing UK, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Thomasina ‘Hitch’ Waycott loves living and working on the remote family farm and B&B. But she also wants more. To see the world. To own her own home. To fall madly in love.
But those are fairy tales, and if her life is a fairy tale, then she’s the ugly duckling. Her deformed lip, her crooked limbs and her weak heart have kept her from taking chances. But that’s about to change.
When Grayson Potts comes to stay, he’s unlike anyone Thomasina has ever met. He’s aloof, eccentric and exceptionally kind. He’s also totally unconcerned with the physical flaws that have always defined Thomasina.
The two form a bond that neither has had before. It’s possible that it could become something more, but Thomasina also wonders if it’s too good to be true. By putting her heart on the line, Thomasina may open herself to heartbreak. But she may also open herself to so much more.
Publication Date: 11th June 2019
Publisher: Amazon Publishing UK
A good review
Thank you so much Betty ❤️
Fantastic review! I haven’t read anything by this author. This sounds like a good one.
All her books are on KU so I hope you like it when you get to it
Yay – glad to see you liked it, I have it somewhere on my cloud
Awww… 😘Keep tissues handy
This book is getting a big shout out today on social media.
Oh really? I didn’t know.. I just saw the publishing date and read it in the morning, didn’t have anything scheduled today… Will check twitter
Wonderful five star book and review, Shalini!
Thank you so much Marialyce 😘♥️
Well, your review is the only one I have read so far and you got me almost crying too. I’m definitely getting this book. I’m sorry you had to experience so much pain Shalini. Hope all your dreams will come true. You have such a beautiful soul. Much love and special hugs.
Aww… Dominique, thank you so much ❤️ we women are tough, aren’t we?
Yes, we are. We need supportive women like you that encourage us. You are so inspiring Shalini. Stay strong dear friend. Hugs.
Well now I know why you’re such a strong woman Shalini! Excellent review ❤
Thank you so much Shannon… I take pills for it 😉 and I read your horror book like Reaper
Good! They’ll keep you hearty lol!
Hahaha love the pun
Well, now I understand why you prefer such strong heroines, because you are so incredibly strong yourself! How can the rest of us even compare to you? You are simply amazing, girl! I hope someday we can meet in person so I can give you a big hug and a huge thank you for impacting my life in the wonderful way you have. 🙂
And of course, though it doesn’t need to be said, I love the review. Simply fantastic! It is so hard to make emotions come across on the page, so this is one author I will definitely have to check out. We can all learn from others, and I can honestly say I have learned so much from you. Love you, girl! XXX OOO!
Oh Leslie, you are absolutely wonderful… I thank the heavens for our friendship. We women are all strong. Just sometimes life kicks us a bit too much. I have learned so much from you. You have a gentleness about you that I can only hope to have one day 😘😘😘😘
Amanda Prowse books are on kindle unlimited.. Hope you like them.
AND I LOVE YOU BACK❤️
Oh Shalini, what a fab review. You had me crying all over again x
Aww… Thank you Sarah❤️ I have crying the whole day… Early dinner and bed. It brought a lot of memories of my life
Hi. Your page is awesome. Can you please guide me on how to grow my book blog. I will be really thankful. 👍👍🙏. My Instagram is @bookvenger_44.
Thank you ❤️
Excellent review, Shalini!
Thank you Teri ❤️ Amanda Prowse is simply fantastic
What a beautiful review, Shalini. And you are so strong and beautiful! I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. Hugs, lovely!
Thank you so much Steph 💕 all of us have our crosses to bear. And a book like this just makes it more alive
You’re welcome! That’s so true. I know we talked some about my multiple miscarriages and stillbirths. When I read a book that touches on that or even about a dead infant, it really gets to me since I’ve held my own in my arms. I think these things make us stronger, if we let them that is. 💕
But some days they get to us too.. Today after reading, my past came crashing down on me. I could barely breathe. But that eased slowly
That definitely happens too. I picked up a ARC a couple of weeks ago that I had to set aside because it brought on too much grief and I was left with too much pain. Maybe another time I can read it. I’m sending you hugs and lots of good thoughts.
Thank you… You are an absolute darling. 😘❤️
You’re welcome! 😘❤
Welcome Mrs. Thomasina! Lol Wonderful review, sound to be a really good read too. Thank you, Shalini! Best wishes, Michael
Thank you Michael. Yes, it was a very emotional read for me.
How are you?
I am fine. Thank you my dear! 🙂 Hope you are well too, and enjoy the summer.
I will. Thank you.. It is soon going to be the rainy season here
I rarely read these books. But your review as always 💕
Thank you so much ❤️
WOW 😮 what a review!! I need to read this book and get lots of tissues ready I think!! X
Oh Zoe I cried and cried because such pure emotions were shown
I’m going to be a wreck aren’t I lol x
Right I’m buying a 4 pack of tissues just for me lol 🤣
I’ve never seen such an emotional response. Truly heart warming.
Thank you so much Thomas. Lovely to see you here. 💕
Stunning review as always, Shalini! You legitimately made me welled up with your review… this sounds so amazing, definitely check this one!
It is on kindle unlimited… Amanda Prowse always makes me cry
Yeah, I downloaded it!! Hurray Kindle Unlimited, thanks Shalini!
❤️ Keep tissues handy
Terrific review, Shalini! I definitely want to read a book by this author!
She is simply amazing
Beautiful review! I really need to read a book from the author! I’m so happy that this resonated with you those are really the best kind of books even if they make us feel more than we maybe want to!
True that. Spent the day crying… Amanda Prowse is fantastic..
Wow, that’s a powerful review. A book that makes a reader smile and cry is definitely a good story.
Thank you Jessica… Are you back from your break?
Haha yeah yes back to blogging again 🙂
Wonderful review Shalini 🙂
Thank you Chloe
Powerful review from a strong woman! Best wishes always.
Thank you Jaya ♥️
What a beautiful, moving review. And you are a strong, incredible women, Shalini. Happy to have found your blog and met you <3
Awww Diana.. Thank you so much. I am so glad I met you too.
Yay!!! I’m so thrilled you loved this story, Shalini💜
I cried and cried the whole of yesterday… I never knew I was so sentimental
Oh Shalini, you have me crying now, for Thomasina, for you and also for me. Emotional and physical wounds always seem to be just below the surface, ready to come rushing back in super vivid memories at the slightest reminder.What you have been through is what makes you so sensitive and understanding of others’ pain. But it really would be nice to erase all the bad memories forever and ever.
Oh Sheela… I think some days are for the past where we need to grieve for the Innocent us.
It is easy to say accept the past but the scars are always there. I cried the whole of yesterday for that child (me) with dreams…. Today I am okay as new dreams, new day
I wish I could erase all the pain that women go through… But we still have to bear our crosses
Its at times like this that it all seems so grossly unfair..bearing our crosses is what we try to do so bravely.Oh well, life goes on and as you say, new dreams, new day
No idea why some of us bear more than the others. Past life Karma…
Amanda definitely is the queen of emotions! I can’t help myself when I pick her books, she unlocks those big doors and let my feelings flow along with the stories she tells! Fab review xx
I agree completely… She is absolutely smashing
Beautiful. Seriously, just beautiful. ❤❤❤
Aww honey 😘❤️
some books are written so beautifully, they seem to be speaking directly to us, our hearts and experiences. obviously this was one that resonated with you. glad you enjoyed so much, and sorry you’ve had so much sorrow in your life so far.
I was bold then today I am not sure. But I just loved the book
How are you, Gin?
Awww. You know I love her.
Yp I do know… By that equation if A=B and C=B then A=C, where A= you and C=me
Math and Logic before 8am…. it’s a good thing I am capable of handling numbers on only 1 cup of coffee.
I have full faith in you 😂🤭
Amazing review Shalini. Every book I have read by Amanda Prowse has caused my emotions to overflow into my eyes. A personal connection to a story or character always make it so much better. Hugs Shalini.
Thank you so much Carla and I agree completely 💕
I love your review, Shalini. It has such a personal touch that it makes me want to cry and I haven’t even read the book.
I cried for 2 days straight… Too many memories.. Amanda Prowse books do that to me
Wonderful, touching review.
Thank you so much… Oh yes I cried the whole day ❤️
What beautifully written, heart-felt review! I don’t think I’ve ever read anything this author but based on your review I think I should!
You should… She writes emotions beautifully… Keep tissues with you. All her books have made me cry