Friday 1 November 2013

Giveaway! This Child of Mine by Sinead Moriarty

So the Lovely Penguin publishers have agreed to supply a book for you lucky lot if you win my second giveaway. You've heard what I have to say about the book and It's a bit of a Sinead Moriarty takeover this week because not only do I have an interview with her tomorrow, but you can also win a copy of her novel right now!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow the blog and leave a comment on this page. If you are already following me, all you need to do is leave me a lovely comment! I will close the giveaway in a week, incase, like me, you are on holiday or something and will do a winner post at the end of next week.


About the author: Sinead was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Her mother is an author of children’s books. Growing up, Sinead says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published. From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.

After university, she went to live in Paris and then London. It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London that she began to write creatively in her spare time – after work, at lunch times … and, truth be told, during work hours.

After a couple of years toying with ideas, she joined a creative writing group and began to write The Baby Trail. The bitter-sweet comedy of a couple struggling to conceive hit a nerve in publishing circles. It was snapped up by Penguin Publishing in the UK and Ireland and has, to date, been translated into twenty-five languages.

Since writing The Baby Trail, Sinead has moved back to Dublin where she lives with her husband and three children.

About the book: Sophie is a happy 18-year-old living in London with Anna, her Irish mother. Anna has devoted her life to Sophie. It may be just the two of them but Anna has more than enough love to give. Sophie has everything she could ever need.

Laura is a not-so-happy artist. She too has a daughter, Mandy. But Laura is haunted by the loss of her first child, Jody. Happy-go-lucky as she is, Mandy lives in Jody's shadow and wonders why her mother can never let go.

Both mothers carry secrets and cannot forget the day their paths crossed. But a chance discovery is about to bring everything into the open and mothers and daughters, love and lies, past and future, will spectacularly collide.