LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Amanda Brooke - Author

About the Author

Amanda Brooke lives in Liverpool with her daughter, Jessica, two cats and a laptop within easy reach. Her debut novel, Yesterday’s Sun, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick.

 

Author photo © Mark McNulty

 

 

Featured books by Amanda Brooke

Where I Found You

Where I Found You

Author: Amanda Brooke Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

A touching and emotional novel from the author of Richard and Judy pick YESTERDAY'S SUN. One woman who can't see her future Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back of her hand. She can tell you what time of year the most fragrant flowers bloom; she knows which paths lead you to the bench by the lake. The park is her safe place - because outside it, expecting her first baby, Maggie has started to wonder whether she's going to be able to cope. One woman who can't escape her past Elsa, too, is expecting her first child, and alone and without anyone to support her, she is terrified that her child will be taken away. But all is not as it seems: the secrets of sixty years ago are haunting Elsa and they won't let her rest...Bound together by the present Struggling under the expectations and intentions of others, Maggie and Elsa's chance meeting on the park bench offers them each a lifeline and a friend. As they reveal their hopes and heartaches, can they see themselves - and each other - clearly enough to help, before it's too late?

ebook of the month
Another Way to Fall

Another Way to Fall

Author: Amanda Brooke Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

What would you do if you could write the story of your life? After battling a brain tumour twenty-nine year old Emma thinks she is in the clear, but her world comes crashing down around her when she is told her fight was in vain, and there is nothing more the doctors can do. Realising that she won't now have time to achieve the things she dreamed of, Emma decides to write her perfect life in a story. She imagines all the things she would have done, the places she would have seen, the husband she would have shared her life with and the family they would have raised. And, mysteriously, as she writes her story, she starts to notice that some of her dreams seem to be coming true. Now with a real love in her life, and her fading hope burning brighter, reality and fiction start to become blurred.

ebook of the month

Other books by Amanda Brooke

Another Way to Fall

Another Way to Fall

Author: Amanda Brooke Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

What would you do if you could write the story of your life? After battling a brain tumour twenty-nine year old Emma thinks she is in the clear, but her world comes crashing down around her when she is told her fight was in vain, and there is nothing more the doctors can do. Realising that she won't now have time to achieve the things she dreamed of, Emma decides to write her perfect life in a story. She imagines all the things she would have done, the places she would have seen, the husband she would have shared her life with and the family they would have raised. And, mysteriously, as she writes her story, she starts to notice that some of her dreams seem to be coming true. Now with a real love in her life, and her fading hope burning brighter, reality and fiction start to become blurred.

ebook of the month
Keeper of Secrets (Novella)

Keeper of Secrets (Novella)

Author: Amanda Brooke Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2013

An emotionally-charged novella from Richard & Judy Book Club pick, Amanda Brooke. Can long-buried secrets break you apart ... or set you free?On the surface, Elle has the perfect life - husband, child and a beautiful home. But sometimes a perfect facade hides the cracks beneath: Elle's husband Rick seems determined to clip her wings at every turn, keeping her at home and away from her friends and from the world. When Elle's father dies and she starts to clear his house, the cracks start to widen - and it's only a matter of time before everything breaks open.On a quest for buried treasure at the house, her young son, Charlie, finds a box underneath the apple tree, with love letters from the past that could tear her world apart.As past and present collide, Elle must decide what is right - and what course her life should take.

Yesterday's Sun

Yesterday's Sun

Author: Amanda Brooke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

A heart wrenching story for fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis and Katherine Webb. How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child? Newly-weds Holly and Tom have just moved into an old manor house in the picturesque English countryside. When Holly discovers a moondial in the overgrown garden and its strange crystal mechanism, little does she suspect that it will change her life forever. For the moondial has a curse. Each full moon, Holly can see into the future - a future which holds Tom cradling their baby daughter, Libby, and mourning Holly's death in childbirth... Holly realises the moondial is offering her a desperate choice: give Tom the baby he has always wanted and sacrifice her own life; or save herself and erase the life of the daughter she has fallen in love with.