Blog Blitz Review: Forgive Me Not by Samantha Tonge @rararesources @SamTonge Writer @canelo_co

Wow, what an emotional ride that was.


First of all, I’d like to thank Samantha Tonge, Canelo and Rachel for including me in this cover reveal and blog blitz. It has been my pleasure to be apart of this special book’s release.

This absolutely striking cover is a reflection of the words inside – this is a special story, one I honestly almost gave up on because the emotions were so vivid and strong. I felt so very much for these characters, you will be put in their shoes and understand their lives and grow with them.

This is a story about forgiveness, about finding one’s true self and true acceptance through it all. Everyone is going through their own struggles and this is one woman’s journey to finding herself.

Emma has returned to her home at Foxglove Farm after some time away, hoping to make amends and heal what was once broken. Told in alternating timelines, the reader slowly becomes privy to what has happened in the past in order to understand what is unfolding presently.

This is some extremely powerful writing, like I said, it was a truly emotional journey for me. My empathy for Emma was profound, and watching her grow into the person she is today was felt deeply. There was also a very interesting cast of characters and a lovely little three-legged dog to enjoy (as a mom to my own three-legged pup, I especially appreciated this!).

Definitely recommend to readers who enjoy an in depth character study, and stories about family and forgiveness. This book is now available!

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How far would you go to make amends?

When Emma fled her home at Foxglove Farm, she’d let down and hurt those who cared for her most. But now, two years later, she’s ready to face up to her past; she’s ready to go back.

But Emma’s unannounced return causes more problems than she could have foreseen. The people she knew and loved aren’t ready to forget, let alone forgive. And the one person she wants to reconnect with the most, her mother, can’t remember who she is.

Just as Emma starts to rebuild trust, an uncovered family secret and a shocking past crime threaten her newly forged future…

Sometimes simply saying sorry isn’t enough.

Perfect for readers of Ruth Hogan or Amanda Prowse, this is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about running away from yourself – and finding a way back.

about the author:

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.

When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.

In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.





  1. Holly B / Dressedtoread · July 23

    Gorgeous cover and Loved your review!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Fab review! This was an emotional read for sure!💕

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lovely review, Melisa! I can tell how deeply it touched you, and now I want to read it! ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

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