Happy Sunday all!
Can you believe this is my very first Amanda Prowse? Not only was the story exceptional, but Amanda also narrated the audio and did a spectacular job!
All the feels! Confession time, this is my first Amanda Prowse. Not certain what I’ve been waiting for? This book had all the elements that I love in a story: compelling characters✅ intriguing storyline✅ clever dialogue✅ perfect pacing✅ emotion✅ heart✅ angst✅ friendship✅ victoria is 18, a little awkward, a little anxious, but she’s got a great Bestie and a loving grandmother. When Victoria‘s grandmother unexpectedly passes away she is devastated and alone. Then while at her grandmothers funeral a woman approaches her and tells her that she is her mother. The problem is, Victoria‘s mother is dead. So what in the world is going on? Has Victoria‘s entire life been a lie? How could her caring grandmother have lied to her?
Victoria was such an authentic, relatable, compassionate, and sympathetic character. The way she acted out after all this was thrown at her was so genuine. Also loved her friendship with her BFF. I listen to the audiobook and I absolutely love the narration. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the book was narrated by Amanda Prowse, she did such a great job! She gave Victoria such a lovely voice, I felt like I knew the girl. Such a sweet, well toll, emotional family drama with a perfect ending.
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*** Big thank you to Amazon UK for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: how do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?
When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient—she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.
As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.
To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?
About the Author
Amanda Prowse is one of the UK’s most prolific and loved storytellers with global sales of 8 million copies and legions of loyal readers. Based in the West Country, Amanda is the author of 25 novels and 7 novellas with books sold in 22 countries and translated into 12 languages– no mean feat when you consider her first novel was only published in 2012!
A passionate reader since her first visit to the local library aged 6, Amanda would read everything and anything and – armed with her precious library ticket – would spend hours reading loved Enid Blyton, Anna Sewell, Judi Blume, Nina Bawden while scribbling short stories of her own. As time passed, she moved onto the more risqué delights of Lace, The Thorn Birds and A Woman of Substance; gritty, emotional stories that would inform her writing.
A powerful storyteller and a master of the addictive plot, Amanda’s rich imagination and prolific writing talent has seen her write over 20 bestsellers with millions of copies sold across the world. She often writes for 15 hours a day and sees her plots like movies in her mind that she’s compelled to get down on paper. These heartfelt human stories have made her one of the most successful female writers of contemporary fiction today and she has become a regular interviewee on TV and radio as well as a successful journalistic writer.
Amanda’s ambition has always been to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night; great characters that stay with you and stories that inhabit your mind so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades. She is also a passionate supporter of military charities and those that support women’s causes and holds regular ‘Evenings with Amanda’ events as fundraisers for her chosen charities.
Twitter – @MrsAmandaProwse