Friday, July 22, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Truly, Madly, Amy



Then he sees Amy Ashworth for the very first time, her black hair shining in the sun – and learns that nothing hits harder than first love.

She’s the only person he knows who reads for fun, or who’s seen Titanic fourteen times. But there’s another side to Amy. Soon, she’s the only person he’s ever been to a wild house party with, or kissed under the twinkling stars. It’s the happiest Joe has ever been… until the terrible day when what’s left of his family fractures into a million pieces.

Caught up in Amy’s whirlwind, Joe can’t bring himself to tell the truth about his life. Would his dad have wanted him to fight for the girl he loves, or protect his family, no matter what?

Only one thing is certain: 
this is the summer Joe will grow up. But when he looks back decades later, will he be ashamed of his choices? And will Amy still be by his side?

Heart-warming, hilarious, nostalgic, and bittersweet, TrulyMadlyAmy explores first loves, last chances, and the summers that shape us. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls, Mike Gayle, and anyone who remembers the carefree days of being just sixteen, when the world was full of possibility.



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Title:   Truly, Madly, Amy
Author:  Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   390
Date of Publication:  July 21, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars

Joe has very fond memories of the summer of 1999. At the age of 16, he had an unforgettable experience while at summer camp. He fondly remembers Amy and how he fell in love at that tender age. Volunteering at that summer camp brought Joe a different perspective in his life. In this wonderful coming of age story by Kerry Wilkinson, readers are treated to a beautifully written nostalgic story.

Unhappy at home and with life in general, that idyllic summer changed Joe's perspective. In fact, it changed his life. While the story is at times tragic, especially for the trials Joe experienced in his home life, it is also one of strength. One of change. One of courage. One of hope. Truly a story that readers can find themselves trading places with Joe and doing their own self-reflection. In fact, having been to camp myself as a young teenager, this book brought back many warm memories. 

Kerry Wilkinson really surprised me. Having read several psychological thrillers by this talented author, Truly, Madly, Amy was a delightful change of pace. Also, I was able to enjoy this delightful story via audiobook. The narrator was Joe Jameson and he did a fabulous job bringing this warm and enjoyable story to life. 

The author's note at the end of the book really warmed my heart as Mr. Wilkinson provided insight as to how this story came about. This is a book that I highly recommend for readers looking for a change of pace.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.

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