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Where I Found You

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  27 reviews

A touching and emotional novel from the author of Richard and Judy pick YESTERDAY’S SUN.

Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back of her hand. She knows which routes around the park are easiest to navigate; she knows what time of year the most beautiful flowers bloom; and she knows which bench by the pond allows you to hear the joyful chatter of children throwing bre

Published 2014
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Dale Harcombe
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie often visits the park near her home. It is a place of enjoyment and refuge for her. Pregnant Maggie is dealing with fears about how she will cope with a baby since she is blind. Her mother in law is one who is constantly putting her down and destroying her confidence, refusing to acknowledge the things Maggie does well, like running a business and caring for her husband James and visits from his two older boys from a previous marriage. One day in the park Maggie meets Elsa, another pregna ...more
Kitty Montamer
Obwohl Maggie und Elsa aus zwei völlig unterschiedlichen Generationen kommen, sind sie sich in einer Hinsicht doch ziemlich ähnlich, denn beides sind unglaublich starke Frauen. Wo die Eine mit Selbstzweifeln zu kämpfen hat, trauert die Andere einer längst vergangenen Zeit nach. Man bekommt als Leser in beide Seiten einen tiefen Einblick. Zum Einen geht es in Wo ich dich finde natürlich um die blinde Maggie und darum, wie sie mit ihrer Schwangerschaft, und alles andere drumherum umgeht. Auf der a ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I loved the character of Maggie - a young pregnant woman who is blind and nervous of her ability to be a good mother. Then there is Elsa - who is young un-married mother who fears her baby will be taken away from her. Because Maggie is blind, she can't see this woman, but she can hear her tale of woe as she confides her fears to Maggie.

A sweet story. I must confess I skimmed a lot in places, perhaps I could have had 100 or so less pages! That said, I could clearly see the amount of rese
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this as an audiobook. I found the story very engaging, and the main characters were skilfully and empathically developed- I thought that the depiction of the day to day management of disability and dementia insightful and thought provoking. My only reservation was that the secondary characters were quite difficult to distinguish from one another particularly Maggie's friends and their partners. All in all a good read!
Anita Jackson
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was on its way to being a five * but there were too many eugh really!!! moments
Novelle Novels
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg this is an amazing book and it had me hooked. The way Maggie is trying to help Elsa/ Elsie is so heart felt and heart warming is incredible. The story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you realise there is more to both ladies than you first thought. Personally as a partially sighted person myself reading about Maggie fighting the perceptions of blind people Is both supportive and inspiring. Love also the supporting characters especially James her husband and ted Elsie’s husband as ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and the characters! As secrets are revealed that propel the story, the main protagonist Maggie develops a special bond with a woman named Elsie. It's a tale that feels very real and genuine especially regarding motherhood and regrets. I feel that the storyline was well developed and really reached into my heart to connect me to what the characters were going through. Plus it's about babies too and I'm into it. It's a story that will pull at your heart strings in more ways than ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Maggie and felt so sorry for Elsa. There was just a little something missing that stopped it from being a five star read for me. I think there were too many side characters and little side plots thar felt irrelevant - Mark seemed to only exist as a convenient person to help Maggie with her research. It's still a good read though and the author has obviously put a lot of thought into how blind people cope with the world.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a "Must Read"

This book has everything - tender, heartfelt friendships, families, marriages, children - all of it shown through this intricately woven story of secrets, lifelong relationships and deeply personal experiences. This is Amanda Brooke at her best and should not be missed.
Abby Lewis
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read every Amanda Brooke book back to back, and I can say rthis is another that pleases me and I couldn’t put down, Amanda is a great author and I recommend her books, every single one! I’d love more... please bring more! :)
Debbie Benade Kouloumbaritsis
I couldn't get into this book at all.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Becky Peters
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Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good book about 2 women of different generations & their individual struggles with impending motherhood.
Anfangs hatte ich das Gefühl, dass vorhersehbar ist, wie die Handlung verläuft. Doch da hatte ich mich getäuscht. Immer wieder hat mich die Autorin mit Wendungen überrascht.

Maggie ist eine bewundernswerte, hilfsbereite junge Frau. Trotz ihrer Sehbehinderung meistert sie ihren Alltag und ist als Aromatherapeutin tätig. Ihr ganzes Leben lang war ihre Mutter ihre Stütze, die ihr immer Mut gemacht hat und für sie da war. Doch seit sie nicht mehr lebt verlässt Maggie manchmal der Mut und sie fragt s
Jun 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emotional-drama
This was definitely more than an OK read, but I just didn’t quite like it. On the one hand, I absolutely adored Maggie, the main character. Maggie is blind and a wonderful character. She is strong, independent and brave. She runs her own business and is happily married to James. She is pregnant with their first baby and I absolutely loved the way the author portrayed her with all the usual fears that a first time expectant mother has, but in her case magnified because of her blindness. She is te ...more
Jo Barton
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maggie Carter is expecting her first baby and her natural apprehension is tinged with more than a hint of sadness. Despite the love of her husband, James, Maggie misses her mother, who before her untimely death reiterated to Maggie that she could do anything that she set her mind on. For Maggie is visually impaired and whilst this is no real barrier to her successful career as an aromatherapist, she does naturally worry how she will cope with the responsibility of a baby. When Maggie, meets Elsa ...more
This book deals with being an unwed mother, and giving up a child. Another character is a blind pregnant women, with a mother-in-law, who has no confidence in her son's second wife. She doesn't think her son will get the love and attention from a blind wife, and that she will be a burden. She thinks the wife isn't capable of taking care of her son, and the baby that is on it's way.

The story takes us through our blind wife's daily routine, and shows us what she can do by herself, and what kinds
Nov 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this book, but found that although the plot unfolded at a gentle pace throughout the novel, the last few chapters seemed rushed.

i wanted more of a resolution with Freddie, and maybe more of Elsa's background, rather than just the predicament she found herself in. I liked that the heroine, Maggie, was visually impaired, it gave her strength she didn't realise she had, but did think there were too many characters in the book, i had to keep referring back to remind myelf who they were.

Milly Jones
This was a decent story which was held back by some clumsy awkward writing. Several times I put the book down in sheer boredom or frustration and towards the end I was definitely skimming some paragraphs. Some of the dialogue was just so unreal, particularly that between the main character and her husband.
I did like the storyline and characters, and I'm glad I persevered to the end. It's just not gonna win any literary prizes.
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful story. It was nice to read this uplifting story of a friendship that forms between a pregnant blind woman and an elderly lady with dementia. Such a different tempo to all the crime books I've been reading lately...
May 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
very good book about pregnant blind woman who befriends older alheizeimer patient who had gotten pregnant out of wedlock. well written. quick read.
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice book - it was definitely something different and the characters were very likable. A good summer read.
julie overall
Good readnn

Excellent nice story that flows ,not predictable strong characters. Well written good author defiantly worth the. Read will be reading other books by this author
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A moving read about Maggie, a blind lady expecting her first child & Elsie an old lady with the on-set on Altziemers.
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book :) 10/10
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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.