Friday, November 20, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Boy Between by Amanda Prowse / Josiah Hartley

Join us for this tour from Nov 2 to Nov 27, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Boy Between - A Mother and Son's Journey from a World Gone Grey by Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 286 pages
Genre Author Memoir, Family
Publisher Little A
Release dateNovember 2020
Content Rating: R: 1. Infrequent use of F word in context (estimated 10 times in book), 2. Mildly questions religious faith during a testing time, 3. References to thoughts about suicide (not graphic)

"A candid, moving and inspirational book, I am blown away.” 
Jonny Benjamin MBE, award-winning mental health campaigner and author
of The Stranger on the Bridge
Book Description:
Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times. Josiah’s situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life. In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah’s raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda’s heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother’s love for her child. For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message—you are not alone, and there is hope.

Meet the Author:
Amanda Prowse is an award winning international bestselling author best known for her contemporary fiction novels. A radio broadcaster and TV presenter renowned for her empathetic and emotional books, she is known in the UK as the 'Queen of family drama'. Her books have sold over 8 million copies in dozens of languages around the world.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Meet the Author:
Josiah (Josh) Hartley is the son of Amanda Prowse who has co-authored with his mother to tell the story of his journey through life so far. Born in the England, Josh was fortunate enough to attend one of the country's elite public schools from an early age and was awarded a place at one of the UK's top Universities where he planned to work towards a medical doctorate. But just at the moment when he should have been having the time of his life, he started feeling nagging tugs of self-doubt which spiralled into a depression during which time he planned his suicide. Luckily, his family intervened and after a roller coaster couple of years, he is alive and well and sharing his story to help other families who find themselves in the same position navigate their way through those difficult times.
Tour Schedule:
Nov 2 - Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Nov 2 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 2 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 3 - Asreadbydanielle  - book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 5 – meandmybooks – book review / guest post
Nov 6 – Olio By Marilyn - book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 - fundinmental - book spotlight / giveaway

Nov 9 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review
Nov 10 – Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview
Nov 10 - The Momma Spot - book review
Nov 11 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review / giveaway
Nov 12 – RebeccaReviewedIt – book review / giveaway
Nov 13 – Fur Everywhere – book review
Nov 16 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 17 - Pick a Good Book - book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 18 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review
Nov 18 - My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews - book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 19 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 – Corinne Rodrigues – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review / giveaway
Nov 25 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 – My Fictional Oasis – book review / author interview
Nov 27 – Books for Books – book spotlight
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 My Review: 

In my opinion, The Boy Between: A Mother and Son’s Journey From a World Gone Grey is a must read memoir. It is a heartbreaking story of depression but yet an inspiring one of hope. The authors are mother son duo,  Josiah Hartley and Amanda Prowse. They do not hold back on anything within the pages. I love how they were able to tell the truth of the events that lead to their agony. It brought on a variety of emotions. I was often grabbing tissues. It was hard to read, but yet so very important to read. I was able to relate to some aspects of the events. I love how the authors were able to overcome, find hope, and getting the courage to write this book. I really admire them in doing so. 

The Boy Between: A Mother and Son’s Journey From a World Gone Grey is getting a well deserved five plus stars. I would have given it one hundred stars if I was able to. I highly recommend it for readers who are or know someone who is experiencing depression. There is so much hope in this book that they can received by reading it. So many readers will find so much of themselves in this book and will find the strength, courage, and bravery to receive the help they need. 

I received The Boy Between: A Mother and Son’s Journey From a World Gone Grey from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own  honest opinion.

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