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.
Sounds like an interesting book. Congratulations to Eleanor on her brilliant achievement, fingers crossed she lands her perfect job xcxReplyDelete
Although I enjoy Amanda Prowse books, I find some better than others. This wasn't her best but certainly not her worst. Thank you, she's still in Tenerife at the moment but the job search will start the minute she gets back.Delete
I'm not a huge reader but I do like the sound of this book. I think I'm going to get myself a copy. Thank you for the review. XReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy it if you do decide to give it a go. I've lost my reading mojo since my mum died but this held my interest.Delete
Mmmmm, that sounds interesting!!!!!! I love a book about someone finally "waking up" to aspects of their life, which they never paid attention to before.ReplyDelete
Amanda Prowse writes about some great subjects, some of which are quite hard hitting. I've read most of her books now.Delete
I love to hear what people are reading !!!!ReplyDelete
Me too. Many of the books I read come from recommendations I've read on blogs.Delete
You can't beat a good book!ReplyDelete
I agree, I can get lost in the pages.Delete
Sounds like a good book - I'm glad that your reading mojo seems to be coming back :)ReplyDelete
I'm still reading very slowly but at least I'm reading something.Delete
I enjoyed this book too, I didn't see that twist at the end coming either but it was very fitting.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting the twist at the end at all.Delete
I haven't read any of her books. This sounds interesting though. I will have a look in the library for it.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed all of her books, but some are definitely better than others. She writes about some good topics which really make you think.Delete
I haven't read any of her books but it sounds like a good one. Jotted this down to request on my "list" when I have time to read again. Have a blessed Sunday- xo DianaReplyDelete
I keep adding to my list of books to read, I don't think I'll ever have enough time to read everything I want to.Delete
Another good book review, Jo. Like you, I am an avid reader; I always welcome recommendations. Did you ever finish Agatha Christie books? I think you were working your way through them at one point. P. xReplyDelete
I'm still ploughing my way through the Agatha Christie books. I've just started number 55 of 66 and I read one each month so I should finish this little challenge next year.Delete
Wow, that's quite an achievement!Delete
I'm still enjoying reading them all.Delete
Not read this one yet Jo its on the list as we've read all her books haven't we. Amanda P is currently nursing a broken leg after falling in her garden so perhaps that will mean more time sitting with her laptop creating more of her stories to keep us entertained.ReplyDelete
Oh no, poor her, but as you say, plenty of time to write more books. There's a Mitzi in this book again but I think it's actually spelt Mitzy.Delete
It sounds a good book Jo, I've got quite a few books on hold with the library at the moment. Maybe I'll order one of hers soon. Thanks for the review, out of interest which one do you advise to start with please? CxReplyDelete
If you're going to go for one of her later books, they're all stand alone stories apart from Anna, Theo and How to Fall in Love Again, which I'd read in that order. They're still stand alone books but better read as a trio. The early books start with Poppy Day, and though they're all still stand alone stories, certain characters do crop up in later books. I don't think Poppy Day is one of her best but it lays the foundations for the books which follow.Delete
Ok, thanks Jo xDelete
You're welcome. Do let me know if you decide to read one.Delete
That does sound like a good read! I think all women have felt like that at some point in their lives.xxxReplyDelete
I think you're right. Her stories resonate with so many people because so many people can identify with them.Delete
I'm sure I haven't read any of her books, I must keep a look out when I'm next in the local library.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the review, they are helpful.
All the best Jan
She's written quite a number of books now, I'm sure the library will have a good selection.Delete
Not an author I have read, will look out for her.ReplyDelete
I definitely think you'd enjoy some of her books.Delete