Stop, Look, Read On: Absolution by Amanda Dick BOOK TOUR + Review!

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Absolution by Amanda Dick

Book Tour: 30 Mar 2015 – 3 April 2015

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Jack McKenna is a man with two very distinct pasts.

One ended with a car accident involving his girlfriend, Ally, and a split-second decision with horrific consequences. Desperate to escape the guilt, he carved out a new life for himself. Four years spent hiding in the shadows, punishing himself for not having the courage to go back to her. Then, out of the blue, a phone call forces him to face up to everything and everyone he left behind.

Ally Connor’s life was split in two – before the car accident that shattered her spine, and after Jack’s sudden disappearance. Abandoning her when she needed him most, she fought hard to make it back from the brink. The face she shows to the world is strong and courageous, but behind the mask, the pain is burrowing deeper.

But fate had more in store for these two broken souls than either could have imagined. A funeral, a homecoming and a journey of self-discovery that would change both their lives – if they let it.

Suddenly, the secrets they want to hide from each other are the very secrets that could make them whole again.

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author pic Amanda Dick is a night-owl, coffee addict, movie buff and music lover. She loves to do DIY (if it’s not bolted down, she’ll probably paint it, re-cover it or otherwise decorate it) and has tried almost every craft known to man/womankind. She has two sewing machines and an over-locker she can’t remember how to thread. She crochets (but can’t follow a pattern), knits (badly) and refrains from both as a public service.

She believes in love at first sight, in women’s intuition and in following your heart. She is rather partial to dark chocolate and believes in the power of a good vanilla latte.

What lights her fire is writing stories about real people in trying situations. Her passion is finding characters who are forced to test their boundaries. She is insanely curious about how we, as human beings, react when pushed to the edge. Most of all, she enjoys writing about human behaviour – love, loss, joy, grief, friendship and the complexity of relationships in general.

After living in Scotland for five years, she has now settled back home in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Genre: Romance, Contemporary, {Young/New} Adult, Disability, Slice of Life, Drama

Published: 6 January 2015 (First published 20 October 2013)

Source: eARC provided




Okay, this book held me all on my emotional side.
All the bombs went off without warning.
It hit a little too close to life, you see.

And I don’t know where to start.


Maybe how this book is oh-so-stunning I’m rendered speechless.

Okay, Absolution is all the title can say.

Mistakes. Bad Decisions. Regrets. Forgiveness. Acceptance. Coping. All those things and more.

I love how the book is highly ideal on how we all should think. Well, not in every part of the book, but in general.

One can hold anger, but in the end, it does no good.

This book is beautifully written, I’m hurting physically.


Quotable quotes everywhere. And I mean everywhere.

But don’t worry, it was not all drama and tears, there were scenes that’ll give you mini heart attacks and just lovelovelove. Yes.

But really, this is the kind of book that will just make anyone look at the wall for minutes or hours, contemplating life, thinking about what they could have done in that one situation.

All of us had those moments – where we should have just done another thing, said other words, then maybe, it’s all different now. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different nonetheless.

Choices. Second Chances. Everybody deserves one, right?

This is a beautiful story of coping, forgiveness, friendship, and love.

If there’s a will, there’s a way. If you don’t want to, you can always find a reason.

And I swear, this is so emotional. *Hands tissues* Everyone needs this kind of book in their life, once in a while.




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