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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
Feb 18, 2012 Vicki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ana
Oct 06, 2016 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei bastante desta obra, não só pelo conteúdo, quefoi bastante interessante, mas também, e sobretudo, pela mensagem que passa. Este livro fala de escolhas e das suas consequências, para tudo o que fazemos algo vai ser ganho, mas também teremos que perder algo, pois a vida prova-nos todos os dias que não podemos ter tudo, que temos de optar. Algumas decisões são particularmente difíceis mas, quando são feitas com amor, são as decisões certas.
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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Paula  Phillips
Apr 11, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
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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Charlotte Phillips
Oct 15, 2012 Charlotte Phillips rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 01, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bawdy-books, 4-star
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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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
Apr 02, 2012 Di rated it really liked it
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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Jane
Nov 10, 2012 Jane rated it liked it
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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Jo
Apr 23, 2012 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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 :)
Smitha
Jan 23, 2014 Smitha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Rita
Aug 03, 2012 Rita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(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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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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Patty
Feb 11, 2013 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yesterday's Sun
by
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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Sa Bine
Sep 10, 2013 Sa Bine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Die Geschichte an sich hörte sich vielversprechend an. Eine junge Frau, die einen Blick in ihre Zukunft werfen kann. Man hätte so viel aus dieser Geschichte machen können.
Doch vor allem der Schreibstil und die Entwicklung der Handlung machten das Buch nach dem ersten drittel fast unlesbar.
Zum Schluss habe ich nur noch Quergelesen. Ich hätte es weggelegt wenn ich nicht die Hoffnung gehabt hätte, dass das Ende evtl. alles wieder wettmacht. Ich wurde leider enttäuscht.

Mit das furchtbarste an dem
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Lisa Redmond
May 04, 2012 Lisa Redmond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...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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Raquel Bernardes
Neste livro, vemos a história de Holly e Tom, que são recem casados, e a iniciar a vida de casal, compraram uma nova casa, mas Holly rápido descobre que tem um relógio lunar e que lhe permite ir alguns anos para o futuro e descobre que Tom é viúvo mas que é pai de uma menina linda. Volta ao presente, e fica com a questão, será que quer a criança ou seguirá a sua vida sem crianças? Mas cedo se apaixona pela bebé e no presente fica grávida, mas o que irá Holly fazer? É um livro espantoso e que nos ...more
beate64
Jan 16, 2012 beate64 rated it it was amazing
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 amazing
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Bärbel
Jan 20, 2013 Bärbel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein wunderbares Buch für einen verschneiten Sonntag.Es ist so bildhaft das ich das Gefühl hatte mittendrin zu sein .Herrlich
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.
Simone Cunha
Feb 04, 2015 Simone Cunha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um livro sobre escolhas.
Um livro forte e ao mesmo tempo leve.
Nos faz refletir sobre o amor em cada escolha que fazemos, em cada SIM e NÃO que decidimos usar em nossa vida.
Laura Wooles
Aug 24, 2016 Laura Wooles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story. You can tell the author has experienced the same life events as the main character....thoughts and feelings are very "real". I'd recommend this book.
Phillipa
Nov 20, 2016 Phillipa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This was an interesting premise, would you choose to live or choose the life of your unborn baby? It's easy to pick your baby after they've been born (obvs), but beforehand, before they exist, before they are real to you ... then what? Also, what if you found out that if you picked yourself there would never be another child? Would it change your mind. Tricky.

I did keep wondering why the main character never once discussed/thought of the option of adoption till like right at the end? Is it just
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Ann Boytim
Nov 23, 2016 Ann Boytim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holly and Tom have just moved into their dream home a charming English carriage house in the suburbs of London. While renovating the house and garden they discover a moondial and Holly finds the crystal orb, the missing top to the moondial, she soon discovers the secrets of this timepiece and under the full moons brilliant light she sees into the future. The future for Holly is a scary one and she becomes very frightened. Holly is befriended by an elderly woman named Jocelyn and Jocelyn reveals ...more
Krys
Mar 23, 2013 Krys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Das junge Ehepaar Holly und Tom ziehen aus der Großstadt London aufs Land, in ein altes Torhaus, das früher einmal zu einem herrschaftlichen Landsitz gehörte. Holly ist Bildhauerin und entdeckt im Garten eine seltsame Vorrichtung, diese hält sie zu erst für eine Sonnenuhr, doch in Wirklichkeit handelt es sich um eine sehr alte Monduhr. Mit dieser Uhr kann Holly einen Blick in die Zukunft werfen und sieht dort das sie einmal ein Kind bekommen wird, doch von Holly ist keine Spur mehr. Die Mo
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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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Kerstin
Feb 01, 2013 Kerstin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-sub
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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W
Feb 08, 2013 W rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
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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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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