The Name I Choose, Holly Brough

Questions about Amalia’s past become more concerning when she’s uprooted at the young age of fifteen from the only life she knows and into an abusive nobleman’s household. As a young female in nineteenth-century Spain and a dominant patriarchal society, Amalia’s choices are limited. That couldn’t be more evident than in her employer’s household. Manuel Tudó watches Amalia closely. He says disturbing things about her mother and seeks opportunities to pursue her and catch her alone. His control over her and her future terrify her.

When Tudó leaves for the summer, Amalia finds solace in the arms of the future king of Spain, only to be discarded and pregnant. To keep her secret, she is forced to flee for her and her unborn child’s safety. By the way of two English naval officers, Amalia thinks she has found refuge on the small island of Menorca in the Balearic Sea. Despite the change in geographical location, however, her past continues to threaten her safety, and she realizes the male-dominated societal hierarchy remains the same. Amalia’s struggle to find her independence amid terrible events—including false promises and forced prostitution—brings her to her lowest point. She’s given an opportunity out of her situation, but first she has to forgive herself and those who hurt her to accept an unlikely ally.

The Name I Choose is an exceptional book written by Holly Brough that moved and captivated me from the start! The Name I Choose is an incredible tale and the reader will find themselves hooked instantly thanks to Brough’s wonderful literature! That is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the incredible The Name I Choose!

The Name I Choose is a moving and captivating historical novel that will take its readers on a poignant and unforgettable journey from start to finish. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist Amalia and will be thrust back in time to 19th-century Spain. Amalia, at the tender age of fifteen, is forced to leave her home and live in a nobleman’s house. It is here that Manuel Tudo follows and watches Amalia closely, controlling her while telling her disturbing things about her mother.

When Tudo leaves for the summer, Amalia finds companionship with the future King of Spain but when she is pregnant, she is forced to flee for the safety of her unborn child. The reader will follow Amalia as she embarks on a frightening journey to safety and will follow her through all the trials and tribulations she experiences and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Name I Choose!

The premise of The Name I Choose is exceptional, original, and beyond captivating! I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Holly Brough wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Name I Choose a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.

Holly Brough is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Brough decides to thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with The Name I Choose, the reader will not encounter this issue because Brough instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey!

To conclude my thoughts on the wonderful book The Name I Choose, I would The Name I Choose is a wonderful, compelling, and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below and check out this novel as it is great and should not be missed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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