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The Love Child

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The Love Child,  Amanda Brookfield, book reviewAmanda Brookfield’s latest book, The Love Child, tells the story of estranged parents Dougie and Janine. There were many reasons why they separated and the only reason that they now have any contact with each other is because of both wanting to do the best they can for their daughter, Stevie. Things change though and Janine’s new partner wants her to go and live with him in Sweden where he is taking up a new job. This means that sixteen year old Stevie will need to live with Dougie full time. This is an ideal solution although heart wrenching for Janine having to let her daughter go. However, when one of Dougie’s friends takes advantage of Stevie and leaves her with a very real possibility of being pregnant, Janine feels a long way away from her daughter. Unexpectedly, she feels a long way away from Dougie too.


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Before I Knew You

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Before I Knew You - Amanda Brookfield, book reviewThe idea of a house swap holiday seems very appealing – getting away from the daily grind and experiencing a different culture without the holiday costing much more than the flights and a bit of spending money. This is the background to ‘Before I Knew You‘, the wonderful new book from one of my favourite authors, Amanda Brookfield.

The idea certainly appeals to William and Beth Stapleton when they agree to swap their luxurious Connecticut home for one in London belonging to Andrew and Sophie Chapman and their daughters. For newly weds, William and Beth, not only is it the chance to visit London but also the opportunity to spend time with his three teenage sons.


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