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Uphill All The Way [Kindle Edition]

Sue Moorcroft
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When 51 year old Judith lost Giorgio, she lost her life in Malta - joy, love, her income, her own space, and her circle of friends. She even lost the view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek. And, she discovered, she'd lost most of her money, too. What she gained, back in England, was a bed in her sister's spare room in chilly Northamptonshire where she'd been brought up, and a whole host of difficulties and family problems. But a road that's uphill all the way can bring exhilarating views. It can be fulfilling, too - when you find someone who wants to travel it with you.

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"A strongly written story that many women will relate to." -- Katie Fforde"

From the Author

I loved writing this book.

I'm a 'Malta-phile' - there must be a more elegant term for it, but I mean that I'm mad about Malta - and if I can't be there, the next best thing is to put my characters there. Although 60% of the book is set in the UK the book begins and ends in Malta, and the story turns on Giorgio, Judith's Maltese lover. Although poor Giorgio leaves the stage quite early on.

It was an absolute pleasure to create Judith, a mature character who loves Malta as I do, somebody who'd cope with loss and beginning again in her own individual style.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060MK4N0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,902 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sue Moorcroft writes novels of dauntless heroines and irresistible heroes.

The Wedding Proposal (her latest novel), Dream a Little Dream and Is this Love? were all nominated for Readers' Best Romantic Read Awards. Love & Freedom won the Best Romantic Read Award 2011 and Dream a Little Dream was nominated for a RoNA in 2013. Sue received three nominations at the Festival of Romance 2012 (including one for novella Darcie's Dilemma), and is a Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner.

Her first novel, Uphill All the Way, and the novellas that began life as magazine serials are now ebooks, available on Amazon.

Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles, columns and courses and she has brought together all her skills as a writer and creative writing tutor in Love Writing - How To make Money Writing Romantic Or Erotic Fiction, calling on a multitude of published writers and industry professionals to contribute their tips to the book.

A long-standing member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and past vice chair, Sue is the editor of Loves Me, Loves Me Not and Truly, Madly, Deeply, short-story anthologies written by the RNA's members, from household names to debuts.

You'll see from her author page that she's contributed to other anthologies, usually for charity.

Sue was born in Germany, part of an army family, and lived in Cyprus and Malta, as well as the UK. She's worked in a bank, as a bookkeeper (probably a mistake), as a copytaker for Motor Cycle News and for a typesetter, but is pleased to have wriggled out of all those 'proper jobs'.

Her website is at and her blog at You're welcome to follow @suemoorcroft on Twitter and sue.moorcroft.3 on Facebook. Her Facebook author page is at

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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Uphill all the Way is a story about loss, and not just average, run of the mill loss, but gut-wrenching, not explainable by rhyme or reason loss. When someone who feels like an extension of you, almost like a body part, is ripped away it's going to cause some very significant damage when that person is suddenly, and violently, taken from you. Dealing with that damage is a long, slow, often torturous process, and one that never leaves us the same person we were before.

Sue Moorcroft's main character, Judith, loses her lover Giorgio after a senseless accident she feels was partly her fault. Even though there had been some bumps in the relationship, and even the occasional doubt about whether they were actually destined for each other, it's only after he's gone she fully realizes the impact he's made on her life. In addition to the raw animal attraction she felt with and for him, and the satisfying physical relationship they shared, he was also a symbol of what her life in Malta meant to her, and the personification of all the connections she'd developed there. Coming from England, Malta brought Judith out of her old life and into a new, exotic existence. After spending some time there, then going away again, she realizes the pull the place has on her. Feeling torn between her native and adopted countries, while also struggling with huge loss, Judith is forced to take a very hard look at herself and her life, and to make some difficult decisions. Add to this a new potential love interest, and her conflict expands to asking herself when one has mourned long enough and can allow oneself to love again.

Uphill all the Way is a novel about a woman finding herself at a cross-road, which is one of my very favorite themes in fiction.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 6 Nov. 2005
First there’s Judith, forced back to a miserable English winter, still shocked and grieving for her lost life in Malta. Then there’s a bunch of real-live characters – mother, sister, in-laws, ex, stepson and tenant – who come laden with problems and foibles to plague her. Mix together and you’ve a recipe for gloom. Not in this book. Judith, who’s the sort of strong independent woman I admire, takes it all on and battles through to the rewarding end. A very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sabine
I started reading the book yesterday afternoon - and finished it this morning. As is the norm when I'm through with a book I particularly like, I'm rather sad now that I didn't take the time to make the pleasure last a little longer.

Uphill All The Way revolves around 51 year old Judith, an English woman living in Malta. A cruel twist of fate shatters her happy life in the course of one Saturday afternoon, and with a heavy heart she decides that going back to England is best for all concerned. Quite a few nicely crafted interesting twists and surprises are making it hard to put the book down!

The story is different from the genre (psychological thrillers) I usually go for. It's certainly no thriller, and psychological warfare is restricted to the mental cruelty that is dished out to Judith by her lost lover's family. The obvious reasons for me wanting to read the book in the first place were that part of the story is set in Malta (where I live) and that Judith (like me) is a foreigner here. That Judith is also in my age bracket certainly added interest, and made it easy for me to identify with her. I feel I must thank both, the author as well as Transita to give us books that don't have thirty-somethings at their core. To be honest, I've started to find it tiring to hear/read all about their struggles to accept reaching their 40th birthday as a fact of life. On the other hand, you don't often get to read about women whose age is beyond that seemingly nightmarish number. As if life really ended at 40 - which it most definitely doesn't!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting 23 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this book would be all tears, but I was wrong. Yes, it is emotional and deep, but it is also uplifting and encouraging. It feels real and that makes the reader feel completely involved in the story and feel empathy with the characters. It is tender, sweet, sad, funny and happy; a full array of feelings enhanced by the beautiful descriptions of Malta and its people.
It is very different from other Sue Moorcroft books I've read. The style is different, but it fits the story perfectly. I found the pace wasn't as fast as her other ones, but I found it a comfortable, preferable pace for this story and it didn't mean I could stop turning the pages, quite the opposite, it had me reading at all times.
I really enjoyed this book and I doubt I'll forget its original, refreshing and realistic characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and realistic 26 Jan. 2006
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“Uphill All the Way” is a gentle story of bereavement, of starting over, and of doing the right thing. The novel is populated by people so real you almost forget you're actually reading a book, and the main character Judith is a refreshing antidote to the usual dithering chick-lit heroines. It invoked all the important feelings in me – laughter, sadness, hope – and I couldn't put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 11 Mar. 2012
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As my title says, this was an enjoyable read. Well written and had an easy flow. I like to chill and not think too hard when reading this style of book so that I switch off from everyday life and this does the trick. The characters were interesting and natural. Nice book for the beach.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me want to return to my childhood home again
This story is heartfelt and Malta and its people are described with insight. Made me want to return to my childhood home.
Published 14 months ago by ELIZABETH M LAWRENCE
5.0 out of 5 stars Uphil all the Way
Brilliant book, a story which is totally believable because it could happen to anyone. A great read with plenty of ups and downs and a real page turner.
Published on 10 April 2013 by easy reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I did not find that this book was such a page-turner as other books by Sue Moorcroft, however, despite this I did enjoy it
Published on 2 July 2012 by KJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Lovely Read
Yet another lovely easy read by Sue Moorcroft. Great book with good but not too complicated plot line. Just what you need for winding down from a busy day. Read more
Published on 31 May 2012 by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant enjoyable readable
Lovely gentle story about a woman who has a strong sense of right and wrong and committment. Lots of references to Malta very easy to read and interesting
Published on 29 May 2012 by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Up Hill all the Way
Enjoyed the book from the begining.You really get to know the people involved and had to keep on reading. Read more
Published on 25 April 2012 by Carie ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it twice!
This was my first Sue Moorcroft book. Sue is a good writer and this book is an excellent read. You really connect with the main character. Read more
Published on 30 Dec. 2010 by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Senior Chick-Lit!
By that I mean the heroine is over 40 for a change, refreshing. This should not be a surprise as it is published by Transita, one of their bylines is something about giving... Read more
Published on 27 May 2007 by LindyLouMac
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