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How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child?

Newly-weds Holly and Tom have just moved into an old manor house in the picturesque English countryside. When Holly discovers a moondial in the overgrown garden and its strange crystal mechanism, little does she suspect that it will change her life forever. For the moondial has a curse.

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Published January 2nd 2012 by Harper
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Vicki
Holly and Tom have just moved into their dream home and are about to embark on a new five year plan. For Tom this involves a family, but after a childhood of neglect and bitterness Holly isn't so sure. When she comes across a box containing a glass orb and strange mechanical objects during the renovations, Holly doesn't know what to make of them. Until it becomes clear that they belong to the stone sculpture Tom unearthed and plans on using as the centerpiece of their large gardens in the belief ...more
Paula  Phillips
Holly was on track with her five-year plan , find a boyfriend, open her art gallery, marry him and sell her paintings and of course move into their own home. Life for Holly Coddington was definitely looking up and on track , that was until Holly and her husband Tom purchased their new country home in a picture-perfect English Village. Whilst renovating , Holly discovers an old sundial which turns out to actually be a moondial with an almost like curse , the moondial can show visions of the futur ...more
rameau
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.




This is a difficult review for me to write. While I liked the book, I had several issues with it.

This is a gentle novel. It’s a slow moving story about a young couple who move into their new home and are on the cusp of new phase in their lives: They are about to start a family. Only, real life demands like work and economy conspire to keep them apart. Tom’s new job demands he travel far away and for long periods of time. And there’
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
When Holly and Tom Corrigan move into their country house outside London, it's the completion of Holly's five-year plan: Find a boyfriend; find a gallery to exhibit her artwork; get married; establish a client base to buy her artwork; earn enough to give up her day job; and move to the country - and she's still got six months left of that five years. Now Tom, a thirty-two year old investigative journalist, broaches the idea of a new plan with super-organised Holly: have a baby.

But Holly remembe
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Jane
Where I got the book: e-ARC from Edelweiss.

This is yet another novel with a GREAT story idea and writing that fails to deliver. Holly has to choose between perfect baby Lily and perfect husband Tom, because she's found out (by conveniently stumbling across a magic moondial) that if she gives birth to Lily, she'll die (because of some weird logic connected with the moondial itself).

My issues with this book:
- the simplistic writing. I should go back and find a quote, but I'm feeling lazy this even
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Dale Harcombe
What if you were faced with a choice between saving your own life or that of your unborn child? This is the premise behind Yesterday’s Sun. Holly who has come from an unloved and neglected childhood is married to Tom. Their life seems perfect when they move to their home in a picturesque English village. Perfect, that is until Holly discovers an ancient moondial half buried in their overgrown garden. The moondial gives Holly a vision of the future with a beautiful baby girl, but Holly is absent ...more
Di
How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child?

Newly-weds Holly and Tom have just moved into an old manor house in the picturesque English countryside. When Holly discovers a moondial in the overgrown garden and its strange crystal mechanism, little does she suspect that it will change her life forever. For the moondial has a curse.

Each full moon, Holly can see into the future – a future which holds Tom cradling their baby daughter, Libby, and mourning Holly’s death i
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Charlotte Phillips
What if you lived your lines by plans, where nothing ever happened if it wasn't on the five year or five month plan that you had made, or where you felt uncomfortable if it didn't work out the way that it did, and it was just something to make you feel more secure in life. Well this is exactly what the book goes on about but in a more thought provoking manner, in a sense and matter that makes you consider the importance of life and how often we take it for granted, not considering the very fact ...more
Amanda
This is one of those books that had someone not sent me either a copy to read or told me it was good, I wouldn’t have read it. To me the cover isn’t all that eye catching and the blurb seems like it spells out the entire story. I was pleasantly surprised when I got done reading it and realized that I really enjoyed this book!

This is another of those great authors that really get the whole picture across. The world she creates is so vibrant that I had no problem picturing the idyllic country hou
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Smitha
This was a book that I found on the ‘Just Returned’ shelf of the library during one of my lunch time sojourns to the library.

The blurb caught my interest – ‘How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child?’. I assumed it would be Jodi Picoult-ish, as TGND might call it. But then I had never heard of the author or the book, so decided to give it a try.

After bringing it home, though, I started to have, well, not negative, but some sort of reluctance to pick it up. It loo
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Jo
This book was not my typical read...looking into the future etc doesn't usually get my vote...but I loved every minute of this story it kept me guessing right up till the end.
Def worth reading :)
Patty
Yesterday's Sun
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Amanda Brooke

My "in a nutshell" summary...

A young childless couple move into a new home...the wife...Holly...finds an orb that gives her a vision of a questionable future.

My thoughts after reading this book ...

Whoa! Infinitely readable and totally engrossing...that's what this book was to me. And I can not really tell you that much about it! I will share a few choice bits, though, perhaps just enough to tease you into wanting to read this book. Ok...a young couple...Holly and T
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Drennan Spitzer
In Yesterday's Sun, Amanda Brooke tells the story of Holly Corrigan and her struggle to choose between her own life and that of her potential child. Holly is granted an image of the future, a future in which she dies giving birth. This, however, seems to be only a potential future, not something absolutely fated. Holly, then, must decide whether to conceive this child, knowing she will die giving birth, or to simply continue her relatively happy life without a child.

Yesterday's Sun While Brooke
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Rita
(2.5/5)
Holly, uma jovem com um passado conturbado, conhece o homem que lhe mostra o verdadeiro significado do amor e da família. Quando Tom e Holly decidem viver juntos, esta última descobre um estranho relógio lunar, que lhe mostra um futuro do qual não faz parte. Embora nunca tenha pensado em ser mãe, com receio de não conseguir amar uma criança como ela merece, ao presenciar a sua filha Libby fica de tal modo apegada à criança, que se pergunta até que ponto a sua vida será mais importante que
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Lisa Redmond
Holly and her husband Tom move to the countryside to begin a new life. Holly explores the house and garden and settles to her work as a sculptor but left alone while journalist Tom is sent to work abroad she discovers the moondial in the garden which gives her a glimpse into the future; a future which doesn’t include her. As Tom travels more often Holly’s secret visits to the moondial become more frequent and more heart-breaking as she discovers the child she will have but knowing that her daugh ...more
Arttemizza
A sinopse sugere algo forte e dramático, no entanto, no decorrer do livro deparamos sim com algo intenso, cheio de alma e regado com um toque de magia. O enredo é encantador, juntando em simultâneo a fantasia e dilema da uma vida, apreender a amar incondicionalmente.

É um livro repleto de muitas emoções, desde uma tristeza que leva à caída de uma lágrima, à alegria, à ternura, à amizade, ao perdão, ao amor e principalmente ao sacrifício por alguém que amamos e que nos mostrou como a vida pode se
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beate64
I loved this Book, The Story is very Good and it made me cry in places. 3/4 trough the Book I want to read the end, but then thought I better not it will spoil it.
I brought this Book as a 2 for £7 at tescos and I did read the back of the book and thought, that will do for going on a train to see my Daughter, when I got Home that day and had a few min. to spare I started the book and could not stop, I read the whole book in 2 days and thought about it a long time afterwards. Its really an amazin
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Chrissi
Parts of this book were brilliant and other parts not so much which is why it only got three stars from me! It's an interesting idea for a book with some good twists. Worth reading.
James
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Bärbel
Ein wunderbares Buch für einen verschneiten Sonntag.Es ist so bildhaft das ich das Gefühl hatte mittendrin zu sein .Herrlich
Molly
I thought this novel was humble and sweet. Many of its aspects borderline on surrealism but is characters were full of depth and richness. From the first description you find yourself immersed and quickly attached to the emotional rollercoaster that they go through. What I find unique about this novel was that throughout the novels that I've read that dealt with children, the main character Holly isn't fond of having one. However, it's the emotional changes and self-evolution that she personally ...more
Megan Jones
This begins with Holly going into labour knowing she will not come back. The book then works back to what happens and why. The book has elements of magic in it through the moondial and is centrally about how much would a mother sacrifice for her child. Echoed with this story is Jocelyn's, Holly's friend which also holds a nice sentiment. This is a joy to read and immensely enjoyable although tinged with sadness as well. The characters are all well written and it is a pleasure to immerse yourself ...more
Laura Smith
This book intrigued me before I'd even bought it and it's description kept on pulling me back until eventually I did click buy. It promised the story of a moondial that would show you the future and this sparked in me a reminder of a book and tv show I'd loved many years before.

It is a very well crafted book, telling the story of Holly it begins on the day she is to give birth to her baby Libby and as she prepares to die in childbirth a future she had already seen thanks to a moondial in her ga
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W
Feb 08, 2013 W rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013-read, arc
When Holly and Tom buy a house in the country, they also acquire a strange moon dial, with the ability to harness the power of the full moon and reveal the future, a future which shows Holly her death in childbirth and presents to her the choice of her life or her child’s.

Now I know what Charles Hardmonton must have known on his deathbed. We are not meant to meddle with destiny. It is too heavy a burden for any man, to have the ability to see into the future and then to accept that the path we
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Pages and Tea
Holly and Tom have moved to an idyllic village to begin a new life together, hoping to start a family. During renovations to an outhouse they find a moondial, and decide it will be a centrepiece for their new garden, little realising that it holds certain powers.
Holly soon discovers the truth though when she goes out in the light of a full moon to the dial and experiences a vision of the future. To her delight she finds she has a daughter, Libby, but joy turns to horror when it becomes clear tha
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Kerstin
Kurzbeschreibung:
Die Bildhauerin Holly und ihr Mann Tom sind von London in das malerische Städtchen Fincross gezogen und machen sich mit Feuereifer daran, sich in ihrem neuen Heim, dem Torhaus eines ehemals herrschaftlichen Landsitzes, einzurichten. Doch als sie in dem verwilderten Garten eine seltsame Vorrichtung finden, ändert sich für Holly alles. Die Monduhr ermöglicht ihr einen Blick in die Zukunft – und was sie sieht, stellt Holly vor eine furchtbare Entscheidung: Sie wird schwanger werden
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Sara Gonçalves
Esta é uma história difícil na medida em que há escolha entre a vida de uma mãe e a vida de uma filha. Contudo acaba por ser uma leitura leve, a autora conta-nos uma história em que há decisões difíceis, mas de uma forma leve. É uma história linda que emociona por diversas vezes e razões.
Contudo, apesar de ter gostado muito da história, olhando para trás, vejo que a história poderia ser melhor. Toda a panóplia de personagens merecia um maior desenvolvimento, em particular as principais. A Holly,
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Melies Buchlounge
Klappentext:
Die Bildhauerin Holly und ihr Mann Tom sind von London in das pittoreske Städtchen Fincross gezogen und machen sich mit Feuereifer daran, sich in ihrem neuen Heim, dem Torhaus eines ehemals herrschaftlichen Landsitzes, einzurichten. Doch als sie in dem verwilderten Garten eine seltsame Apparatur finden, ändert sich für Holly alles. Denn was sie anfangs für eine Sonnenuhr hält, folgt einem ganz anderen Gestirn: dem Mond. Die Monduhr ermöglicht Holly einen Blick in die Zukunft - und wa
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Claire-louise Tuthill
The feelings behind this book are clear. It is about the sacrifices a mother would make for their child and the lengths they would go to put their child first. There is something so perfect about the balance in this relationship, the relationship between Holly and Libby. This relationship had so much potential and would have played out so perfectly in the pages of this story had the characters had a greater depth to them.
In the prologue the reader is immediately plunged into the mysterious worl
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Elphaba J
A Escolha do Coração é uma história sobre o poder de dar ou retirar a oportunidade de ver o mundo, sobre o poder de decidir o valor e o peso de duas formas distintas de amor, é sobre o poder de uma decisão que não deveria, nunca, fazer parte de nenhum futuro, de nenhum destino.

Quando Holly descobre no seu jardim um antigo relógio lunar nada a poderia fazer prever a visão que este lhe iria conferir, a visão de um presente amargo capaz de lhe roubar a estabilidade e o mais importante de todos os s
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Amanda Brooke lives in Liverpool with her teenage daughter, Jessica. When her three-year-old son died from cancer, Amanda was determined that his legacy would be one of inspiration. Yesterday's Sun is inspired by her experiences of motherhood.
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