I'm a big fan of Amanda Prowse, her books can be a little hit and miss, I do still enjoy them all but some are definitely better than others. Many involve difficult issues such as post natal depression, domestic abuse, alcoholism etc. but they're written in a sensitive way and look at the effect on the whole family.
The Food Of Love is the latest Amanda Prowse book that I've read and I think that this is one of her best, I couldn't put it down. Freya and Lockie Braithwaite have two beautiful teenage daughters, confident Charlotte and thoughful Lexie. Their home is filled with love and laughter. When Lexi's struggles with weight start to control her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart.
The story really brings home just what a terrible illness anorexia is. It highlights the everyday struggles of living with anorexia and the turmoil for the family too. A real eye-opener.
There are a number of words which I could use to describe this book, powerful, thought-provoking, emotional, touching, uncomfortable, educational, heart-wrenching. I usually only read in bed but I read this book at every opportunity. I thought the author researched the topic well and I became fully immersed in the story, I felt myself rushing to the end to find out what happens.
I'd definitely recommend this book. I've got another two Amanda Prowse books waiting to read on my Kindle and she's got another two out soon, I'm looking forward to reading them all.