Hello and welcome to our stop on The Fractured Globe blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Angela Fish for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
Nature? Nurture? Or just plain luck?
Single mums, Tia and Kay, meet when their sons are born on the same day.
Tia is a product of the welfare system but wants a better life for her son. Her entrapment by her manipulative and controlling boyfriend in the world of drink, drugs, crime and enforced prostitution suggests otherwise. Is she a ‘born devil’ or can she change and break free?
Kay comes from a stable home but sacrifices it all, initially, to live her own kind of life.
Overshadowed by betrayals, mistakes, regrets, and the mystery of an abandoned child, their paths – and those of their families – run parallel or criss-cross over twenty-five years.
Can determination and the power of the snow globe offer a chance of happiness?
When their sons are born on the same day in hospital, single mums Kay and Tia meet and form an unlikely bond.
As this book progresses we learn about Tia and Kay’s past and how their lives have changed since having children, but will old habits die hard?
I found this to be a brilliant read that tugged at my heartstrings.
The story flowed, and I loved the way that as the story progressed the timeline was told from multiple POV so as a reader I received a better overview of all the characters and their lives.
I so wanted to be the friendly face, that despite having no children of my own, that was there to help and support them through the good and bad times. I felt I was stood on the periphery of these young ladies lives as they grew and developed, raising their babies and forging lives for themselves.
This was my first read of Angela’s books, but I will definitely be looking out for more of her books in the future.
Angela worked in medical research, electronic and electrical engineering, and administration. In her mid-thirties, she decided to change direction and returned to university to study Humanities, specialising in Literature and Creative Writing. She then completed an MPhil (Literature) focussing on how women writers in Wales, between 1850 and 1950, portrayed their female characters. Following this, Angela joined the staff the University of Glamorgan where, in 2000, she set up and directed The Wales Centre for Intergenerational Practice. As well as providing training and advice, she worked with local schools and communities, over a period of ten years, to improve communication between the generations. She has been in demand, nationally and internationally, as a conference presenter and an invited speaker in her field.
Her publications include non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and fiction for children. The Fractured Globe is her first full-length novel and explores the nature/nurture question through the lives of two single mums, their sons, and families, over twenty-five years. This debate, together with an interest in mythology and magic, has significantly influenced her writing.
Angela is a member of The Society of Authors [SoA], and the SoA Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group.
She lives in South Wales.
Published in paperback and digital formats by Darkstroke Books on 3rd December 2020
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