The Image of Her By Lorna Peel #Review #goddessfish #giveaway

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The Image of Her

by Lorna Peel

 

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

 

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BLURB:

 

Rachel Harris had been abandoned as a baby on the steps of a church-run children’s home in England, then later adopted. Who was her birth mother and what were the circumstances which led her to give up her baby?

 

Searching for someone who doesn’t want to be found seems a hopeless task, until Rachel meets Matthew Williams, a Church of England clergyman.

 

Then anonymous and increasingly frightening attempts begin and threaten to end their relationship. Are these actions connected to the mysterious events surrounding Rachel’s abandonment?

 

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EXCERPT

“This is the room,” she said, opening the door. “Delightful décor. Circa 1940, I’d say.” She fought to control a smile when she saw his lips part in horror as his eyes travelled across the faded floral wallpaper.

 

“Delightful is one word for it,” he said in an attempt to be diplomatic.

 

“I’ll be decorating as soon as I can,” she assured him.

 

“What colour?”

 

“Well, something warm…maybe a deep yellow?”

 

His eyebrows rose and he nodded, pushing the door open further, and stepping inside to get a better look. The old door swung around on its hinges, hit the wardrobe standing behind, knocking a box off the top. Rachel watched as, naturally, the lid flew off and the contents scattered across the floor. Both fell to their knees and began to gather the sheets of paper together.

 

“Oh, God, trust me.”

 

“It’s all right.” She caught him glancing at one of the many microfilm print-outs from the local newspaper in his hands. Plea for Abandoned Baby’s Mother to Come Forward. “She didn’t. My adoptive mum couldn’t have any more children after my brother, Rick, so she and Dad adopted me when I was a year old.”

 

“A year old?” He sounded puzzled.

 

“I was in a children’s home and then fostered in case my birth mother did turn up. But she never did.”

 

“Have you ever tried to find her or your biological father?”

 

“I began to but didn’t get very far.” She sat back on her heels. “According to my file, I was abandoned on the steps of the children’s home in Telbury with a birth certificate tucked inside the shawl. The certificate stated my name, date of birth, and place of birth—which was Aldabury Maternity Hospital—and my birth mother’s name and address. All I have is my first name and date and place of birth. Everything else regarding my birth mother on the certificate seems to be false.”

 

“I see.”

 

He reached for the last printout and glanced around the room again.

 

Rachel followed his gaze. With the wallpaper removed and a bit of TLC it would make a very pleasant bedroom. Above the seldom-used dining room, it was at the front of the cottage, across the landing from her own bedroom, and offered stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

 

“I keep meaning to try and do more but it seems to be such a dead end. Kathy started her family tree the same time as me and because I got nowhere, I started to help her and we managed to go back almost three hundred years on her father’s side. I loved the process—going back one generation and another and another—so I trained to be an archivist. Mum has no interest in genealogy and thought I was bonkers but I didn’t care. So, I’m a wannabe archivist but a wannabe archivist with no family history. Ironic or what?”

 

“Yes, I suppose so.” He passed the sheet of paper back to her. “Apologies for trying to demolish the place.”

 

She returned the box to its home on the top of the wardrobe. “It serves me right for hiding the box in here so I’m not reminded all the time that I’ve no idea who the hell I am.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Lorna Peel is an author of contemporary and historical romantic fiction. Her debut novel, ONLY YOU, a contemporary romance set in London, England, was published in 2014. INTO THE UNKNOWN, a World War Two romance set in London, the south east of England, and Ireland, was published in 2015 and reached Amazon’s top 20 best sellers in 20th Century Historical Romance. THE IMAGE OF HER, an adoption romantic suspense, was published on 11 May 2016.

 

Lorna was born in England and lived in North Wales until her family moved to Ireland to become farmers, which is a book in itself! She lives in rural Ireland, where she writes, researches her family history, and grows fruit and vegetables. She also keeps chickens (and a Guinea Hen who now thinks she’s a chicken!).

 

Social Media Links

 

http://lornapeel.com

https://twitter.com/PeelLorna

http://plus.google.com/+LornaPeel

http://www.tsu.co/lornapeelauthor

http://www.pinterest.com/lornapeel

http://www.facebook.com/LornaPeelAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/LornaPeel

 

Buy Links

 

Tirgearr Publishing http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Peel_Lorna/the-image-of-her.htm

Amazon US – http://amzn.com/B01DFRFEIM

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DFRFEIM

Universal Amazon Link – http://myBook.to/theimageofher

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/625451

iBooks – http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781311081926

Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=9781311081926

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Lorna Peel will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

RAFFLECOPTER

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Posted on June 13, 2016, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. This is a must-read!! Thank you for the reveal!

  2. Thank you for hosting and reading and reviewing The Image of Her.

  3. Great excerpt, I’m looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. How did you come up with the idea for the book?

  5. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  6. Hi Nikolina! I’m not adopted, but like Rachel Harris, I have always been interested in my family tree. So I decided to write a novel which involved not just genealogy, but romance and mystery, too. I had also just discovered that I had a distant ancestor who was a Church of England clergyman. I was doing a lot of research into him, so that’s why Rachel’s boyfriend, Matthew, became a clergyman and I got the church involved!

  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  8. Dropping by to wish everyone a happy Friday! 😀

  9. Happy Friday, and have a great weekend! 🙂

  10. This hits home for me as I personally know someone who had to make the decision to give up her child for adoption. It wasn’t easy but it was the right thing to do for her and the baby. This looks like a very good book. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  11. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

  12. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Looking forward to reading this book!

  13. Wow, this book sounds like such a great read! Can’t wait to read this book!

  14. Most books seem to be better than the movie; is there a movie that you think was better than the book?

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