[Review] The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

The Idea of You Book Cover The Idea of You
Amanda Prowse
Lake Union Publishing
March 21st 2017

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

#5stars #review @MrsAmandaProwse



The Idea of You
By Amanda Prowse

Lucy is approaching her 40th Birthday and after meeting Jonah at a christening and being blissfully happily married for a year now, they decide to start a family. Though it is not plain sailing for Lucy – she suffers several miscarriages, but at the same time she is harbouring a secret from her new husband, a secret we get snippets of in the form of flashbacks and little diary entries. What that is you will need read on to find out.

This was quite an emotional read of loss and Lucy’s story is heart wrenching. This is my first time reading anything by Amanda Prowse and it won’t be my last, I loved her style and the rawness of her characters in this story.

Purchase links

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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.

** I was provided with a copy of this book from NetGallery **


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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