Today I'm helping out with some promo for the blog tour for The Forgotten Children by Isabella Muir which kicked off on the 27th January. I have had quite a lot on over the last few weeks and I wasn't able to read this book but you can rest assured that I'll be adding it to my TBR as it sounds like just the kind of book I'd love as it's based on a true story. So let's start with telling you about it.
A woman’s search to find her son uncovers the shocking truth about one of Britain’s darkest periods.
Struggling with the demons of her past, Emily is a children’s author with a dark secret, and a guilt that threatens to consume her. For twenty years she has lived in Brighton, England, trying to forget the day they took her baby from her, just hours after he was born. But now, in the summer of 1987, she decides to begin the search for her son.
Emily takes refuge in a small town on the Isle of Anglesey to plan the search, where she meets Walter, a gentle stranger, who helps her with his words of wisdom and kindness. But it is when she decides to return home to Hastings, that she really has to face her demons.
Estranged from her parents when she was just sixteen, Emily is shocked by what her mother has to tell her about events that occurred before Emily was even born.
Beside her, throughout her search, is Emily’s beautiful Irish friend, Geraldine, recovering from her own sad experiences. Together they uncover a truth that shocks them all.
The Forgotten Children draws the reader into lives affected by narrow-minded beliefs and blinkered thinking at the highest level. Children who weren’t allowed to be born, children who were abandoned, and children who were taken, forced to lead a life thousands of miles away from everyone and everything they knew – leaving scars that may never heal.
At its heart, The Forgotten Children is a story of survival, but the journey that Emily has to take is painful. Even more so because she knows it was allowed to happen by individuals, religions and governments, who should have known better.
|Photo courtesy of Isabella Muir|
Isabella Muir has been surrounded by books her whole life and – after working for twenty years as a technical editor and having successfully completed her MA in Professional Writing - she was inspired to focus on fiction writing.
As well as her newest title, The Forgotten Children, Isabella is the author of the Sussex Crime Mystery series. These Agatha Christie style stories are set in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who has a passion for Agatha Christie. All that Janie has learned from her hero, Hercule Poirot, she is able to put into action as she sets off to solve a series of crimes and mysteries.
Aside from books, Isabella has a love of all things caravan-like. She has spent many winters caravanning in Europe and now, together with her husband, she runs a small caravan site in Sussex. They are ably assisted by their much-loved Scottie, Hamish.
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If you love the sound of The Forgotten Children as much as I do then you'll be pleased to know that it's available to buy now.
If you're feeling lucky why not enter the giveaway and you could be the proud owner of a signed paperback copy. The giveaway is open to UK residents only and terms and conditions apply*
Enter the giveaway here!
If you have some spare time then please do check out the stops on the blog tour and see what these brilliant bloggers thought of The Forgotten Children.
You can find out more about Isabella Muir and connect with her using the links below:
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