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Where I Found You by Amanda Brooke
  

Where I Found You

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Blind Maggie is expecting her first baby. Sitting on a park bench she meets a woman who Maggie believes has recently had a child, only Maggie’s blindness prevents her from seeing the woman, Elsie, is old and in fact still suffering from the loss of her child many years ago. Through an involved plot we learn that Elsie has Alzheimer’s and the memory of her baby is more prominent than anything else in her life. She believes it was still-born. Maggie embarks on a mission to help Elsie and a wonderful tale develops. The insight into the life of a person coping with being blind and a moving account of dementia makes this a bit special.

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Synopsis

Where I Found You by Amanda Brooke

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?

Reviews

'[A] touching sensitive story ... an extraordinary, moving tale'
The Bookseller Praise for Amanda Brooke:

'Enchanting, moving and hard to put down'
Closer

'Life affirming'
Sunday Mirror

'A haunting and heartbreaking story that stayed with me long after I'd finished'
Fern Britton

'Magical and unputdownable'
Katie Fforde

'An extraordinary debut novel'
Daily Express

About the Author

Amanda Brooke

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

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Book Info

Publication date

19th May 2014

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Amanda Brooke

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Family Drama
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007511341

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