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Holding On

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
‘There were certain events, things that happened to you in life that were best forgotten about. If you didn't think or talk about them then they didn't have power over you, did they?’

Set in the village of Heatherton, the entwined lives of Beth and Peter Scott and Charlotte Gardner are disrupted by changes beyond their control. When their pasts catch up with them, their liv
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Paperback, 235 pages
Published September 27th 2013 by Mel Morton (first published September 25th 2013)
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Aditi
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Life teaches us a lesson in a big way. Hiding a secret can cost a lot. Holding On by Mel Morton is all about letting go of your past secrets, which can kill your soul and to come forward and enlighten your loved ones about those deadly secret of yours, because if you hold on to those dark secrets, you might lose yourself!

Thanks to the author for sending me over a copy of her book, in return for an honest review.

This is about three people whose lives are entwined in a special way. Beth, a 44 yea
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Dixiane Hallaj
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beth married the only man she’d ever loved, and they lead a quiet life in the English village of Heatherton. Naturally shy, Beth is proud of her teenaged daughter and her independent personality. Like all teens, amaJen spends hours texting and visiting with her friends and on social media sites, but she does not neglect the rest of her life. All is well until the committee planning the village fete decides on their guest speaker. Beth is suddenly overwhelmed by a host of long repressed memories ...more
Leticia
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Beth is an interesting character. She had a hard time coping with the jerk Don was to her,and the bitch her own mother was to her about it. Years later, she has the chance to do something about it again, and well, she does, against all odds.
It makes for an involving story, but it is not well told enough to be memorable, sadly.
Kayla
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I won this book a part of the first-reads contest. Unfortunately it arrived while I was out of the country.
Upon returning I picked it up immediately and began reading.
This is cute book and an easy read, despite covering sensitive topics.
I thoroughly enjoyed the setting of the book, the characters, and the story. I would definitely recommend it.
Shelagh Mazey
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mel Morton has written an insightful story with believable characters. Sexual abuse is a difficult and sensitive issue to handle and she does it effectively and sympathetically. Her characterisation of the village folk is excellent. I really empathised with Beth, the main character, and I liked the way the situation came to light and the abuser got his comeuppance. Highly recommended.
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Mel Morton was born in the 70s' and raised in Wiltshire, England. Her childhood inspiration came from the 80s' Brat Pack movies: St Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and, later on, Top Gun.

When reality hit and she realized that real life would never be like the movies, Mel turned to books, relying on authors such as Jilly Cooper, Nora Roberts and Jackie Collins for both her educatio
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