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Today, we've got a stop along the Rachel's Random Resources tour for a new Boldwood Books title ready and waiting for you to discover. It's a Women's Fiction novel that takes us into the heart of one woman simply trying to find her true self...and discovering a whole lot of other truths along the way. Ladies and gents, please join me as we welcome today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
Who Do You Think You Are Maggie Pink?
About the book...
Maggie Pink is a lot of things to a lot of people, but does she know who she really is?
Maggie is a mother to a stroppy teenager, a wife to a befuddled husband, and a daughter to two very different women. She has always known she’s adopted, but has she ever understood what that means?
Following the death of her mother, Maggie finally feels able to go in search of her birth mother Morag, and heads to the Highlands of Scotland with her disgruntled daughter Roxie in tow, leaving her crumbling marriage to worry about another day.
The family reunion is bittersweet, but everything is blown wide open when Roxie unearths Morag’s explosive teenage diaries. Why did Morag give Maggie away? What really happened all those years ago, and how have the echoes of the past resounded through the generations, like ripples in a puddle?
And when all the secrets and promises are out in the open, will Maggie finally have an answer to the question – who do you think you are Maggie Pink?
Maggie is a woman lost in the sea of life. She's had a momentous few weeks with significant changes in pretty much every area you can imagine. The passing of her mother. The discovery of her birth mother. The family ties she didn't know still existed. The father she never thought she'd know. Not to mention new friends, and "family" to get her through the influx of information, unexpected obstacles, and traveling down the new life path she's taking with her head held a little higher. She may not have a spring in her step yet, but she's getting there...and so is everyone else. While Maggie has been navigating the parental waters of her own past, she's also reconnecting with her own teen daughter, whether she wants to or not!
Teen years...go figure...but their relationship is complicated by other secrets that are being held too close to the chest, making the girl's assumptions misguided, and her anger directed the wrong way. Nothing like a family emergency to break everyone out of their own heads though, am I right? Yeah, and Roxie inadvertently creates just such a situation, putting lives in danger, and fracturing feelings THAT much more. A surprise hero emerges, but it's not so much the WHO of the rescue that's important, but the sharing of truth that occurs directly after. They say the truth shall set you free...well, even if it doesn't physically, the mental, and emotional benefits of such a release are felt ten-fold, as Maggie and Roxie are quick to learn.
All in all, a story that begs us to remember what it was like to be young, and not to turn the lessons we learned the hard way into weapons that hurt ourselves and the next generation. Things happen, even to the best of the best, but it's not the WHAT that happened that's important, but HOW we deal with it, HOW we learn from it, and HOW we use that knowledge to let the next gen know it's okay if you stumble; sometimes the BEST things in life come after that fall.
About the author...
Janet Hoggarth is the number one bestselling author of The Single Mums’ Mansion and the highly successful Single Mums’ subsequent series. She has worked on a chicken farm, as a bookseller, a children’s book editor, a children’s author, and as a DJ (under the name of Whitney and Britney!). She lives with her family in East Dulwich, London. Her first book for Boldwood will be published in 2022.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!