Monday, 28 March 2016

Blog Tour Introducing The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty.

When Alice's husband Ben dies suddenly, her world falls apart. They shared twenty years and two daughters and life without him is unimaginable.
Having lost her parents while young, Alice understands her girls' pain. At fifteen, Jools is at that awkward age and only Ben could get through to her. And eleven-year-old Holly looks for the answer to everything in books but this time she's drawing a blank. Alice realizes that for their sakes she must summon up superhuman reserves of strength.
Somehow all three of them come through the dark days. In time, it's even possible for Alice to consider marrying again, with the girls' blessing. So when Ben turns up after three years, her world is again turned upside-down. The girls assume that their family can go back to the way they were. Alice is not so sure.
Once more Alice has to find the strength to be the mother her daughters need her to be. But this time what that means is far from clear ...

 Sinead answers a question about her book.....

Sinead Moriarty on her lead character: What makes Alice such a strong character?
Alice started out as a kind of everywoman. A busy, working mum of two in her early forties whose marriage has gone a bit stale. But then, when her husband Ben, a surgeon, decides to go to Eritrea and disappears, her whole life changes. Alice finds strength she didn’t know she had. At first she is shattered, barely able to function. The grief and loss are too much. But she has two young daughters who need her and so she has to dig deep and find the strength to carry on.
Alice is lucky to have her brother Kevin who she is very close to. He is her rock throughout everything. He is there for her and the girls and he is the one who shakes her back to life. He tells her that she can’t go on wallowing in grief because her daughters need her. He is the one who makes her move forward and helps her overcome her guilt when she meets a new man and falls in love again. Alice to me is someone that anyone could know – she could be your sister, friend, neighbour…. She is a ‘normal’ woman trying to deal with the difficult cards life has dealt her.

The Way We Were was published just a few days ago. I haven't read it yet but I'm itching to get stuck into it. My review will be coming soon.
 The Way We Were on Amazon

Check out the other book blogs on the tour ,there's something interesting in them all.



  1. I've never done a blog tour, Anne, but it it sounds good...and so does the book!

  2. Yes it does I'm looking forward to reading it. I've had five books in the post in the last few days so goodness knows when I'll get the time. You should do a blog tour you know lots of people with blogs. I think this one is doing something different with everyone as in questions and review and previews of chapters which is more interesting than everyone doing a review.

  3. Thanks Anne! I'll look into that!


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