#Review The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse
The Food of Love
by Amanda Prowse
So you get a diagnoses that your child has an eating disorder, you leave the Dr’s and get home and make a slap up meal, force said child eat it and then have the gall to look incredulous when she gags and vomits on the floor…. yeah well done.
This book infuriated me. It was the parents attitude that infuriated me! Freya more so – she is a food writer yet had no idea what Anorexia or Bulimia was… come on! She was blinded by her daughters illness and her refusal to get Lexi help straight away by insisting on doing it herself at home nearly cost her daughter her life!
Having said that, I found this book to be a heartbreaking and sometime tear jerking read, I really felt for Lexi and what she was going through. Her parents were trying to the right thing – in their eyes – but to us reading looking in and shouting no we knew different. It is all very well saying I would never do what Freya did, but until you are faced with that situation how can any of us really say that?
Amanda did a great job at showing how destructive anorexia is on the whole family – my heart went out to Lexi’s older sister Charlotte – she gets forgotten about so many times as her parents deal with Lexi, I am surprised she didn’t go off the deep end!
About the Author
Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author sixteen novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio, but her first love is and will always be writing.