'A funny and poignant tale about first love. Tammy Robinson is a natural storyteller.' Nicky Pellegrino.
Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure, DIFFERENTLY NORMAL is about first love and the sacrifices you'll make for the ones you hold close. For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes.
For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her sister with autism happy and healthy. With just
Maddy and her mother as Bee's full-time carers, there's no time in Maddy's life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend. So when Bee joins a new Riding for the Disabled stable and they meet Albert, the last thing on Maddy's mind is falling in love.
Some things, she's about to learn, are outside of our control. Albert has resigned himself to always being a disappointment to his strict father. When he meets Maddy, he gets a glimpse of what being part of a family can be like, and of the tremendous sacrifices that people will make for the ones that they love.
DIFFERENTLY NORMAL is a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, because sometimes it takes letting someone else in to discover who you really are . . .
A funny and poignant tale about first love. Tammy Robinson is a natural storyteller.
Tammy is a natural story teller who writes the kind of books that make you laugh cry and everything in between. - New Zealand Woman's Weekly
It's a very good book- another weepy but one prevented from turning sickly by Robinson's crisp tone, skill with dialogue and sense of humour. - New Zealand Listener
I was definitely blown away by the writing and the storytelling... such great insight into their personalities, desires and fears that it was impossible not to fall in love with them." - Reading with Jenna
Some of the most beautiful prose I've read for a long time. Read to see how humour can convey emotion to a degree not often felt...
There are love stories that flounder for lack of air...then there are love stories that breathe along with us. This is one of the latter. - Queensland Reviews Collective
It's her first novel for this publisher and what a story it is." - Oamaru Mail
a storyteller in the Jojo Moyes vein: her writing has a quick, dialogue-focused style, she deals with the Heavy Stuff in a matter-of-fact manner - Coast FM