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The Lakes

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A noble deed, a rash decision and an ordinary day turns into a day one family will never forget.

December 1997, Navigator Bay, New Zealand. Eight-year-old Eli Lake has a strong moral compass and a rebellious heart. When he is honour-bound to defend his younger sister Becca by punching the school bully in the playground, he doesn’t stop to think about the consequences. Unfortunately the headmaster doesn’t seem to understand that Eli is no snitch. While waiting outside the headmaster’s office as the school calls his mother, Eli makes a split-second decision to run.

If there is one person in his world he can count on to back him up, it’s Nanna. But on his way to Nanna’s house, he passes the cemetery. Inside, a girl in a white dress places wildflowers on headstones. In a single heartbeat curiosity overpowers urgency and a day that began as ordinary is destined to end in tragedy.

Amanda Dick’s new series begins with this prequel novella, an introduction to the Lake family. It’s as nostalgic and innocent as it is heart-breaking. How can you forgive when you can’t forget?


Published March 30, 2018

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Amanda Dick

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Amanda Dick is a night-owl, coffee addict, movie buff and music lover. She loves to do DIY, believes in love at first sight, in women's intuition and in following your heart. She is rather partial to dark chocolate and believes in the power of a good vanilla latte.

What lights her fire is writing stories about real people in trying situations. She is insanely curious about how we, as human beings, react when pushed to the edge. Most of all, she enjoys writing about human behaviour - love, loss, joy, grief, friendship and the complexity of relationships in general.

After living in Scotland for five years, she has now settled back home in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Website: www.amandadick.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/amandadickauthor
Facebook Readers Group: www.facebook.com/groups/amandadickbooks

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