I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for this book today, and there’s even a chance to win Susi Osborne books! Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for this.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Following years of sexual abuse, Angelica is brought up in care. As a teenager she absconds, living on the streets, before eventually being forced into prostitution to survive. She learns to rely solely on herself and is reluctant to allow anyone to get close to her, until she forms an unlikely bond with Lola. In contrast, Lola is from what appears to be a happy middle-class background – but all is not what it seems…
Slowly, as their friendship grows, cracks start to appear in Lola’s life, and a series of events leave her on the verge of ruin. Can these women break the cycle of their lives? Or will they succumb to the path laid out before them? Angelica Stone is an emotional rollercoaster of laughter and tears as the women embark on a journey of self-discovery, with the support of one another.
I liked the sound of this book when I first heard about it because it was so different, and because it tackled difficult topics.
It actually took me a while to get to know the characters properly. I thought Lola was going to be a bit of a light and fluffy character, but she didn’t turn out like that at all, and there was quite a surprising depth to her as I got to know her.
The writing style draws you in immediately and even though there are a lot of dark and gritty moments and themes in the book, there’s lightness and humour too.
Angelica is a very well depicted character. It’s obvious that the author has knowledge and experience about the terrible childhoods that some children experience, and you can’t help but feel sympathy for Angelica.
A dark and disturbing read, but very real and engrossing. A book that will stay with you long after you finish it.
MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
BUY THIS BOOK:
Angelica Stone – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angelica-Stone-Susi-Osborne/dp/1911320947/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Secrets, Lies & Butterflies – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Lies-Butterflies-Susi-Osborne/dp/1846248914/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Grace & Disgrace – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grace-Disgrace-Susi-Osborne/dp/1846244633/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
The Ripples of Life – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ripples-Life-Susi-Osborne/dp/1846241804/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susi Osborne is the author of The Ripples of Life, Grace & Disgrace, Secrets, Lies & Butterflies and Angelica Stone. She lives in Cheshire with her Scottish husband, her actress daughter and their two mischievous little dogs. Susi also has an adult son and a grandson who live nearby. Amongst friends their house is known affectionately (she hopes!) as the Osborne madhouse, for obvious reasons.
Before she became a writer, Susi worked in libraries for many years. She also worked as a classroom assistant in a junior school. In addition to her writing Susi organises Northwich LitFest, which she has been running for the past seven years. Alongside the writing of her latest book, Angelica Stone, Susi has been raising money for Centrepoint, the charity for youth homelessness, and has set up a Just Giving Page for the charity in her name.
Susi is a firm believer in the fact that it’s never too late to do anything. ‘You only have one life – go out and grab it with both hands!’
Social Media Links –
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2 thoughts on “Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne”
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Angelica Stone on your blog. Could I ask whether you would mind putting it onto Amazon for me too please?
Heaps of thanks, Susi Osborne
No problem, I’ll do that 🙂