Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Amanda Prowse's new novel, Will You Remember Me?, in which over the course of ten days ten blogs each post a part of her short story Hot Chocolate and Teacakes.
Below is the 9th part of the story. Part 8 can be found here and and the final installment will be here published tomorrow. Enjoy!
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‘Who’d want a dad like that?’ Dorothea asked before continuing, ‘and it’s true some dad’s are great and they make you feel safe and warm and special.’
Poppy nodded, this was the kind of dad she would like.
‘Did your dad make you feel like that then?’ Poppy had never met Grandad Reg, her mum’s grandad.
‘Sometimes.’ Dorothea nodded and for a second looked far away. ‘But the fact is all you need in your life is someone that makes you feel safe and warm and special and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a dad or a mum or a nan or a friend. So when writing your essay, all you have to do is think about feeling like that and who that person is and just right the word ‘dad.’ Miss West won’t mind. It’s only an essay after all…’ Dorothea reached over and ran her hand through her grand daughter’s hair.
‘I really love you Poppy Day.’
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Will You Remember Me is published by Head of Zeus and is out now! Get your copy from Amazon, Waterstones or your own preferred retailer.
How do you say goodbye to your family for the last time?
Poppy Day is looking forward to her best year yet. She's thirty-two, married to her childhood sweetheart, and a full-time mum of two gorgeous children. She loves her clean little house in the countryside - a far cry from the London estate where she grew up. Her husband Mart, a soldier, has just returned safe and sound from his latest tour.
But Poppy is so busy caring for others, she hasn't noticed the fatigue in her body, or the menacing lump growing on her breast. If there's anyone strong and deserving enough to defeat cancer it's Poppy. After all, she's fought harder battles than this. But does life really work like that?