In case you forgot, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. That’s right … the day of love, sappy cards, and indulging in chocolate is just around the corner. Instead of buying a corny gift, why not buy something different and meaningful. Like Ingrid Lomas’s memoir, Alone. Together. Loved. Forever.
A true journey of love, understanding and acceptance that’ll never leave your heart. It begins in Ingrid’s mother’s womb prior to her birth and goes on to tell how her mother Shirley found the ordeal of Ingrid’s birth to be so overwhelming that she stays on at the nursing home to recover while entrusting her new-born baby daughter into the care of Shirley’s mother and Ingrid’s grandmother Nana May. Ingrid finds herself in a loving home filled with family, friends and laughter as visitors constantly pop in to avail themselves of the plentiful supply of welcoming teas and meals always on offer. She, therefore, feels bereft when, still a baby, she is uprooted and moved away from her beloved Nana May’s home to go and live permanently with her parents, Bill and Shirley – in a very different environment. It results in Ingrid experiencing an acute sense of abandonment that stays with her for many years and attracts many more experiences of abandonment into her life. The book is at times heartbreaking, yet relatable and peppered with humour. R299 from Takealot.
And while in the spirit of doing things a bit different (and budget-friendly), why not send a bunch of virtual flowers to your sweetheart, friends or family as well? Best part. It is for free. Check it out here.
We’ve got three copies of Alone. Together. Loved. Forever. to give away.
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