As I've said before, I'm a big fan of Amanda Prowse. I've read and enjoyed most of her books. The latest one I've read is The Girl in the Corner.
'Rae Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts. They've shared twenty-five peaceful years since they were brought together by Dolly, Howard's larger-than-life sister. But now, on the night of their wedding anniversary, Howard reveals a shocking betrayal that leaves Rae reeling.
Heartbroken, she takes Dolly on her would-be anniversary trip to Antigua and the two women drink and dance and talk like they haven't in years. But in the break from real life, Rae realises her choices have always been made for her, and suddenly she's questioning not only her fragile marriage but also her one-sided friendships. Is she really the pushover everyone else sees?
When Howard comes looking for reconciliation, Rae has a choice to make: keep the peace, as she always has, or put herself first for once and find out who she really is.'
Anyone who has felt like 'the girl in the corner' will identify with the way Rae Valentine feels at times so I think the book will touch many people, even if they haven't had the same experiences as her. I must admit that there are certain characters who I didn't like but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story. I had to reach for the tissues towards the end and if you read this book you'll understand why, though I didn't expect the ending at all, there was a bit of a twist.
I think the story was a little slow in parts but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.