Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke
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Yesterday’s Sun, a poignant debut novel from British author Amanda Brooke, finds a young woman having to choose between her own life and the life of her future child.

When newly married Holly and her husband Tom move into a charming old manor house in the English countryside, she couldn’t have predicted that a mystical moondial would change her life—and her destiny.

In the style of Jodi Picoult, with memorable characters, and tender, warm, prose, Yesterday’s Sun is a brilliant, suspenseful tale of free will versus fate; a heart-wrenching story of family and the risks we take to break from the past.


About Amanda Brooke

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Amanda Brooke is a single mother in her forties who lives in Liverpool with her teenage daughter, Jessica. It was only when her young son was diagnosed with cancer that Amanda began to develop her writing, recording her family's journey in a journal and through poetry. When Nathan died in 2006 at just three years old, Amanda was determined that his legacy would be one of inspiration not devastation. Yesterday's Sun is inspired by her experiences of motherhood and her understanding of how much a mother would be willing to sacrifice for the life of her child.
Published February 12, 2013 by Harper Paperbacks. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Brooke's novel, set in the countryside near London, captures the heartbreaking dilemma of a woman who must choose between saving her own life and that of her unborn child.

Jan 29 2013 | Read Full Review of Yesterday's Sun: A Novel


It's the moondial that takes Holly on a trip to the future, where she learns that she will die while giving birth to a daughter.

Feb 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Yesterday's Sun: A Novel


Everything is going just the way they wanted, except one thing: Tom wants children and Holly does not.

Feb 22 2013 | Read Full Review of Yesterday's Sun: A Novel

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