Today the Book Blog Tour for Two Voices, One Story, by Elaine Rizzo and her daughter Amy Masters stops here at The Serial Reader.
Two Voices, One Story is the true story of a girl called Amy and the English “mother” who adopted her from an institute in China when she was just a baby.
When Amy came to be adopted in 1999, China’s then notorious one-child policy had given rise to a generation of missing girls.
Amy was one of them, destined to life in an orphanage if she was lucky enough to survive. That is, until she was adopted by a loving British couple who were desperate to give her the home she deserved; Elaine and Lee.
It’s a story about love, family and identity; and the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter.
Two Voices, One Story is a wonderful autobiography but -I’m afraid- not yet ready for the public. The story needs editing: frequent typos, punctuation issues and the most annoying bullet points ruin it all. Such a powerful story should take the readers on an emotional journey, leave them with their mouths open in awe or crying tears of sympathy and sadness, and not simply give them a list of facts.
Elaine and Amy’s story still deserves to be told; a story about love, family and the very special bond between a mother and her daughter will always be a pleasurable reading no matter what.
Elaine Rizzo (Elaine Masters) works in finance as a licensed insolvency practitioner for ClearDebt a company based in Manchester. Her daughter Amy Masters is now eighteen and at college. She enjoys art and design and her ambition is to become a photographer when she graduates. Both now live near Cardigan in West Wales.