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4* Review: Finding Mother – Anne Allen – The Guernsey Novels #2


Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love…
Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed.
Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in the family. Two women are forced to reveal long-buried secrets. One going back as far as the Second World War. Lives are transformed as choices have to be made and the past laid to rest…

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Finding MotherA marriage damaged, possibly beyond repair prompts investigative journalist Nicole to search for her birth mother. Her decision threatens those who love her, leads to long buried secrets and romantic surprises on the beautiful island of Guernsey.

The setting for the second in ‘The Guernsey Novels series’ is vivid and tangible. The insight into island life makes Guernsey, an important secondary character that informs the actions of Nicole and her birth family.

‘Finding Mother’ is a gently paced story, with nostalgic echoes of magazine serials in the sixties. The characters are outwardly ordinary but their normality cloaks resentment, fear, missed chances and unwavering courage. The emotional tension is realistic and poignant and shrouded in long suppressed mystery.

Addictive and so easy to read; ‘Finding Mother’ builds to a tense crescendo before the secrets are revealed. The characters are complex and believable and make a story of everyday life, memorable.

This story will appeal to lovers of romantic sagas and quality women’s fiction.

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Finding Mother by Anne Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4 thoughts on “4* Review: Finding Mother – Anne Allen – The Guernsey Novels #2

  1. Hi Jane, thank you so much for your lovely review and I’m glad you enjoyed the second in The Guernsey Novels series as well as the first. You may have noticed the odd character popping up from Dangerous Waters?! In case any of your followers are interested, the third book, Guernsey Retreat, was published last year and the fourth, The Family Divided, will be out this summer. Anne ☺

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  2. Hi Anne, yes I recognised Jeanne from Dangerous Waters. Your characters are memorable.
    I will make time to read Guernsey Retreat before the summer,
    Let me know when book 4 is out and I will do a spotlight post on my blog 🙂

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