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Under One Roof by Samantha Tonge

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

One forgotten discovery will change three women’s lives for ever…
Robin hasn’t been home for decades. After running away to London, she never expected to see her cantankerous mother, Faye, again. But when Faye has a fall, the two women are thrown together once more.
The years apart have not made their hearts grow fonder and the ground between them is unsteady. Then Robin finds an unopened scroll – the last of the treasure hunts her much-missed father used to take them on every Sunday. A hunt he believed might change everything.
Yet, not even this gift from her beloved father can smooth the way until Robin’s daughter, Amber, arrives to meet her grandmother for the first time. Amber is determined that the decades-old mystery be solved.
Can a 30-year-old treasure hunt really ‘change everything’?


My Thoughts

It’s a little bit difficult to make this book review without telling too much of the story, I’ll try, I promise!
Being a parent is not something easy, you want to help them as much as you can, but it’s not an easy task, so many factors are involved that it’s easy to lose yourself in the process. This is a story about motherhood, love and trust; beautifully written and with a real touch in every page, it’s quite impossible to not fall in love with this small family. 
Robin, Amber and Fay love each other, but they do not always know how to transmit this feeling, it’s not always easy and sometimes our past puts walls when we don’t want them. When Robin has to return to her mother’s house after decades without seeing her, she knows it will not be easy, but she is ready to accept her moods for a few weeks only to take care of her. Everything will change when Amber, Robin’s daughter, will be added to the equation; daughter, mother and grandmother. Faye is a very strict person, but maybe with the right pressure, will her inside walls fall down and be able to let her emotions show?
As you can see, this is an emotional story; don’t expect super tragic situations or twists, this is a lovely story, something we could all relate to and that it will make us rethink our relationship with our parents.
A story to read in one sitting and to make us remember that we are loved. Are you ready for “Under One Roof”?


About The Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and studied German and French at university. She has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris as part of the Opening Crew, and has travelled widely. She enjoys family time, baking and walking and always knew that one day she would write. Samantha finally took the plunge seriously in her late thirties, and hasn’t stopped since. Under OneRoof will be her sixteenth book and she has also sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines. Samantha’s uplifting stories are about identity and self-discovery, about friendships and communities. She enjoys creating diverse characters and writing about relatable issues that make the reader feel it’s not just me. Her books have hit the AmazonUK overall chart Top Ten position twice and she has won two awards.