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Clover's Child (No Greater Love)

Clover's Child (No Greater Love) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Prowse
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When eighteen-year-old Dot meets Sol, she feels that love has arrived at last. Solomon Arbuthnott is a man who can bring colour and warmth to her drab life in sixties London - and what's more, he is a young, handsome soldier with excellent prospects. Someone who wants to give her everything she has dreamed of. Someone who can promise her blue skies, laughter, sun and always, always love.

And for a while, life is truly like a song. They stroll hand-in-hand by the Serpentine, dance cheek-to-cheek in Soho's smoky bars, and begin to plan their idyllic future, growing old together in Sol's ancestral home on the island of St Lucia.

But this is 1961. East End girls don't date West Indian boys, let alone fall in love with them and leave the country. They stay at home and live the life their parents planned for them. Even if it leaves them lonelier than they ever thought possible. Even if it rips their heart in two...

About the Author

AMANDA PROWSE was a management consultant for ten years before realising that she was born to write. She is also the author of Poppy Day (Head of Zeus, 2012). She lives in the West Country with her husband Simeon, a soldier, and their two sons.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books. Six years ago, she quit her job as a management consultant and began writing full time. Her first book, Poppy Day is a contemporary novel following an army wife whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to set out to rescue him after he was taken hostage in Afghanistan. Originally self-published in October 2011, Poppy Day quickly became a bestseller and Amanda joined the prestigious Head of Zeus publishing house.

The second in the No Greater Love series, 'What Have I Done?' was an eBook sensation where women worldwide identified with the theme of domestic abuse in middle class households and it was subsequently voted a 'Best Book of 2013' by Amazon Kindle. Amanda followed this by joining the team of the ITV This Morning show as their resident author in 2013 when a series of her 'Summer Shorts' were featured on the ITV website.

All of Amanda's books in the No Greater Love series share one common theme - the main characters are ordinary women who find theselves in extraordinary situations where their strength, resourcefullness and determination is tested to their very limits.

Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...

Follow Amanda on Twitter @MrsAmandaProwse, or become friends with Amanda on Facebook. For more information on Amanda's books

The covers for the series are works of art in their own right by the award-winning designer Ami Smithson of Cabin London.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, loss and life - a story to devour! 21 July 2013
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Once again Mrs Prowse has delivered a beautiful, heartbreaking and engaging novel. Clover's Child, like the other stories in the No Greater Love series, takes you on a journey from grim reality to opulent climates and back again. Stories of love fighting against the odds whether it be through war, domestic abuse or racial prejudice, the key themes centre around women who suffer the ultimate loss yet claw back the strength and determination to rebuild their lives. Dot's feelings of pain and loss are gut wrenching yet Clover's Child does leave you with a sense of euphoria at times and the connections with the other novels in the series, gave me a feeling of comfortable familiarity, like reading about old friends. And yet each novel is unique and by no means a repetition of the other. A sublime summer holiday read but I couldn't wait for my holiday to read it!! Glad I didn't wait.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A beautiful story that will have you laughing one second and crying the next. Once I started I couldn't put it down! Absolutely stunning!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 6 Oct 2013
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I've just finished Clover's Child and my eyes are still stinging with tears. From the East End of London to the Caribbean, Dot takes you through every emotion possible. The euphoria of her and Sol's love and the heartbreak when he leaves. Her utter devastation at giving up their beautiful baby, made me really stop and think about how tough life was for some girls in the 1960s. I couldn't predict what would happen, but so wanted happiness for Dot and Sol. As with Amanda Prowse's previous book, there is a reappearance of a character we've met before, but I won't ruin the surprise! I 100% recommend Clover's Child. It's wonderful!
P.S. I loved the reference, near the end, to the hair pin pointing to the door of Jasmine House, just how Dot imagined when she'd seen Gracie's mum at Lavender Hill Lodge.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb book by Amanda!! 6 July 2013
By Nickie
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This story is absolutely heart wrenching! Will have you laughing at one point & the next tears will be streaming down you cheeks! A stunning love story that has left me with a huge book hangover! I love Amanda's style of writing, the way she will describe a scene...setting the scene so you think you are right there living & breathing the moment with people that she has bought alive within the story. Such a unique feeling to be transported to another world & that to me is what reading a book is all about!
I highly recommend this book, go on treat won't be sorry!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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this is an excellent read. I too was young and working class unmarried and pregnant in the early sixties. I can vouch for the attitudes of that time which are skilfully and frankly portrayed in this novel. racism was the norm especially among the working classes.People were poorly played, badly educated and unable to travel, therefore very ignorant about the rest of the,world and it's people.
I couldn't put it down until the very last page.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another fantastic book by Amanda Prowse 16 July 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed Clover's child! Couldn't put it down.
It highlights how times have changed since the
60's I wonder if there is going to be a sequel!
Cannot wait for Amanda's next book!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Remarkable Book 3 July 2013
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I have just finished Clovers Child and sit here stunned, quite simply one of the best books I have read. Moving and well written. It will be some time til I can read another story, just mind blowing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By David
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Well written and believable how a mixed race relationship in the sixties could impact on a family Made me cry and when recapping to friends was still emotional
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