#BlogTour #Review ~ Love Secrets & Absolution by @K_L_Loveley @_Globeflower_ #Giveaway

Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama.

People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie.

He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts.

How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his?

Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control.

Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with a difference.

Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties; will anybody find absolution?

Paperback ISBN: 978-19998294-0-7
E-book ISBN: 978-1-9998294-1-4
Publisher: Globeflower Books /  The Globeflower Agency
Publication day:  Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Pre-Order:  Amazon UK  Amazon US

About the Author

K.L Loveley is a former nurse, who has seen, heard, and dealt with a wide range of medical, social and family dramas. She has used her nursing experience, along with her excellent people watching skills to create fascinating characters and intriguing scenarios within her books. She writes contemporary fiction, psychological dramas and poetry.

Her debut novel Alice was published in February 2017, and the story tackles alcoholism head-on, and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiralling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into.

K.L Loveley’s second novel ‘Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama’is a coming of age story with a difference.

Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, this story is about a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties.

If you enjoy reading authors like Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, you will enjoy K.L Loveley!

K.L Loveley lives in Nottinghamshire, England and loves socialising with friends and family. She is an avid reader and enjoys a variety of genres including psychological, thrillers and historical fiction. Her favourite authors include John le Carré, K.L Slater, Marian Keyes and Philippa Gregory.

My Review

I was approached by the author to see if I would like to review Love Secrets & Absolution after reading her previous novel Alice.

The blurb immediately gripped me and I willingly began to read. Now very occasionally I get a book where I am so immersed that ‘real life’ ceases to exist. I flew through the pages of Love Secrets & Absolution and was so desperate to reach the conclusion that I was still reading at 3am!

My heart went out to Grace, she is the mother of Alfie. Grace is absolutely besotted with her son, her love, devotion and immense protection towards him is admirable. 

Her hubby Paul begins to question whether the boy is ‘normal’ .. Paul is a miner, typical working man of that era (80’s) and almost embarrassed to admit his boy is different from the other kids who play in the park. 

Alfie is unique, his life is very black or white he has no grey. We follow the lives of this family from Alfie’s birth, throughout his childhood, teens and to adult. 

Told mainly from Alfie’s point of view and Grace’s diary the insights are remarkable. As much as Grace realises Alfie is different she sacrifices everything to ensure he comes first and gets the most out of life. The journey is not an easy one, the family is shrouded in secrets, lies and deceit and as a *trigger* I have to mention there are drugs and alcohol involved. It is all relevant to the story and tastefully done but just be aware anyone who may be sensitive.

I loved the exploration of friendships, financial issues, learning and acceptance. I particularly enjoyed the first few chapters where Alfie is describing life from his view as a baby, very thought provoking. This is so beautifully written I defy anyone not to fall under Alfie’s spell. It plays with your emotions and I was pretty strung-out by the end but satisfied with the finish.

A marvellous book that envelops the reader and leaves you with an awful lot to think about human relationships. I heartily recommend Love Secrets & Absolution and don’t hesitate to give it five stars. I’m now experiencing a ‘book hangover’ where the next book I read has a hell of a lot to live up to!

My thanks to the author and Globe Flower agency for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 

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2 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review ~ Love Secrets & Absolution by @K_L_Loveley @_Globeflower_ #Giveaway

  1. Thank you very much Ali for taking part in the blog tour and providing such a wonderful review of Love, Secrets, and Absolution. Authors and publishers greatly value book bloggers taking the time to read, review and host books as part of blog tours. Thank you.

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