The Idea of You – Amanda Prowse

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?

My Review: The Idea of You is the latest emotional, domestic drama from the exceptionally talented Amanda Prowse, who always creates such powerful and realistic stories about real life, heartbreaking situations and tragedy with such empathy and compassion.  I wasn’t able to put this book down, totally engrossed in Lucy and Jonah’s lives and desperately hoping for a happy ending.  With a theme of love, loss and family, The Idea of You reminds us all to value what we have in our lives.

About the Author: Amanda Prowse is the author of several novels, including the no.1 bestsellers WHAT HAVE I DONE? and PERFECT DAUGHTER. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children, where she writes full-time.

Genre – Contemporary Fiction – Read March 2017

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