In Her Wake

By Amanda Jennings,

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Book description

A perfect life ... until she discovered it wasn't her own.

A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where…

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2 authors picked In Her Wake as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As a writer I admit that I’m beguiled by Cornwall as a literary setting for high romance and adventure, yet it’s important to me to remember that ordinary people live and work there. 

I was impressed by In Her Wake because it manages to encompass both extremes. Its overarching gothic narrative about a stolen child is used by the author to examine the extraordinary experience of some very humble, loving people whose lives have been put into suspension by tragedy. It’s incredibly moving and truthful.

This book reads like poetry. The description of the Cornish coastline is as hauntingly beautiful as the journey the main character, Bella, goes on.
It is a heart-wrenching read that skillfully plays with timeline and characters’ points of view. I’ve holidayed in Cornwall countless times but, after reading this book, I had a new love of the landscape and when I visit, I remember this glorious book.

From Louise's list on to send shivers down your spine.

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