Blog Tour Review: Forgive Me Not

Posted 23rd July 2018 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Forgive Me Not

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Forgive Me NotForgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge
Also by this author: How to Get Hitched in Ten Days, Game of Scones, One Summer in Rome, Under One Roof
Published by Canelo on 23rd July 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Psychological
Pages: 253
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Forgiveness can be hard to come by… An unputdownable new novel from bestseller Samantha Tonge

How far would you go to make amends?

When Emma fled her home at Foxglove Farm, she’d let down and hurt those who cared for her most. But now, two years later, she’s ready to face up to her past; she’s ready to go back.

But Emma’s unannounced return causes more problems than she could have foreseen. The people she knew and loved aren’t ready to forget, let alone forgive. And the one person she wants to reconnect with the most, her mother, can’t remember who she is.

Just as Emma starts to rebuild trust, an uncovered family secret and a shocking past crime threaten her newly forged future…

Sometimes simply saying sorry isn’t enough.

Perfect for readers of Ruth Hogan or Amanda Prowse, this is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about running away from yourself – and finding a way back.

Thank you to Canelo for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I have previously read some of Samantha’s books and I really enjoyed them but this book was a little different to Samantha’s usual genre.

Usually Samantha’s books are romance based. This book however was not. I don’t quite know how to describe it. It wasn’t thriller, it wasn’t your typical chick lit, it wasn’t a horror. If I had to place this in a genre I would really struggle.

Emma left her home and family 2 years ago. She has been to hell and back in that time and has now turned her life around. She returns hoping for a family reunion. While things don’t go quite like she hoped I think it was still the right decision. Emma is a hard character to love but also a hard character to hate. She has made so many bad choices in her past. However, in her present she is trying so hard to not to necessarily make up for those choices but to make a difference.

Some parts of this were quite hard to read. It’s scary how some of the character’s lives changed and how close we can be to the edge. This book really made me stop and think.

Samantha’s writing was engaging and I really struggled to put this book down. Like I said I have read some of Samantha’s previous books but I think this book was another level. I think this genre suits her writing better than her romance novels.

The ending left the story a little unfinished and I would love to carry on that thread. I think Samantha has another book planned in this genre so I’m very excited for this.

About Samantha Tonge

Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and two cats who think they are dogs. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. Writing romantic comedy novels and short stories for women’s magazines is her passion. Her bestselling debut novel, “Doubting Abbey”, from CarinaUK Harlequin, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award in 2014. Its fun standalone sequel is From Paris with Love. Mistletoe Mansion is a fun Christmas novel. Her fourth romantic comedy, Game of Scones, won the Love Stories Awards 2015 Best Romantic Ebook category. Her festive novel, My Big Fat Christmas Wedding is out now!


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