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Book Review: The Idea of You – Amanda Prowse ****

It always amazes me when I see that Amanda Prowse only self-published her first book in 2011. I’ve read so many of her books that it feels like she has been around forever! Sixteen books and six novellas later she is firmly ensconced in the UK market with her own unique take on modern life and relationships.

Lucy is at the wrong end of her thirties when she is unceremoniously dumped by her long term boyfriend – for her cousin! Soon she hears that they are married and expecting a baby. Everything that she has always wanted in life and it has been denied her. After a chance meeting at a friend’s christening Lucy finds her own Mr Right and after a whirlwind romance finds herself with a husband and living in a new house.

As Lucy and Jonah struggle to become parents, Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to live with them reminding Lucy of everything that she can’t have. Beautifully written this is a story that veers from heartbreak to elation. Prowse is a master at capturing the essence of an emotionally charged situation and transferring that to the page. Be prepared to laugh and to cry but you won’t fail to be entertained.

Supplied by Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: Mar 21 2017. 334 pages.

The Idea of You

Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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