Wednesday, 29 March 2017

#bookreview ~ The Idea Of You By Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse

The Idea Of You
Amanda Prowse

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter dares to hope that 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 the reality of becoming parents proves much harder than Lucy and Jonah imagined. Jonah’s love and support is unquestioning, but as Lucy struggles with work and her own failing dreams, the strain on their marriage increases. Suddenly it feels like Lucy is close to losing everything…

Heart-wrenching and poignant, this latest work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: what does it mean to be a mother in today’s hectic world? And what if it’s asking too much to want it all?

What did I make of the book?

The Idea of You is a poignant story about love, loss and hope.

Lucy Carpenter is a very modern woman. She is highly successful in her line of work she is both respected and admired. But, Lucy secretly longs for a different life, and as she reaches the grand old age of forty, she evaluates her life and finds it wanting. She wants a husband and a family.  And then along comes Jonah. At last, she has found her 'perfect' man, now all she needs to feel complete is a baby. But Lucy's journey to motherhood is a difficult one, and she fears that having a baby of her own may be nothing more than an unreachable dream

The Idea Of You is a poignant look at one woman's journey to conceive and carry a child to full term. For any woman who has suffered a miscarriage this is an emotionally charged read, as Lucy tries to come to terms with her loss.

This is a heartbreaking story, which had me in tears more than once. It is beautifully composed, and all the characters are well-rounded and believable. A wonderful story with a bittersweet conclusion.

I Highly Recommend.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for review consideration.

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About the author

Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author who has published sixteen novels in dozens of languages. Her recent chart topping No.1 titles ‘What Have I Done?’, ‘Perfect Daughter’ and ‘My Husband’s Wife’ have sold millions of copies around the world.

Other novels by Amanda Prowse include ‘A Mother’s Story’ which won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the year Award and ‘Perfect Daughter’ that was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016. Amanda’s latest book ‘The Food of Love’ went straight to No.1 in Literary Fiction when it was launched in the USA and she has been described by the Daily Mail as ‘The Queen of Drama’ for her ability to make the reader feel as if they were actually in the story.

Now published by Lake Union, Amanda Prowse is the most prolific writer of contemporary fiction in the UK today; her titles also score the highest online review approval ratings for several genres.

A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda Prowse is a regular panellist on the Channel 5 show ‘The Wright Stuff’ and numerous daytime ITV programmes. She makes countless guest appearances on BBC and independent Radio stations where she is well known for her insightful observations of human nature and her infectious observational humour.

Become friends with Amanda on Facebook: AmandaProwseAuthor and follow her on Twitter: @MrsAmandaProwse or Instagram: MrsAmandaProwse. For more information on her books, lifestyle and inspirational advice see

Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...

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