My first book of the new year and what a great one to start with! I’ve been a fan of Amanda Prowse since I discovered her No Greater Love series, and have now read all of her books. Whenever a new one is released I’m always looking forward to trying it. Her characters are so real that you feel like you know them, her scene setting brings such realistic pictures to mind that it feels almost like watching a movie, and her plots are intricately woven and engrossing.
This latest book is her best yet. It deals with the emotive subject of a young girl dealing with an eating disorder, and tells the story of how this horrible disease affects the whole family. The way the parents deal with the situation differently and how they see best to tackle it, is a good reflection of family life, and the fact that no parent is perfect, but that they are just trying to do their best.
The author has clearly done excellent research into eating disorders and her insight into the disease is so accurate. Her portrayal of how it affects not only the sufferer, but those around them is both poignant and thought provoking.
This is a book that you won’t want to put down, but that you’ll also be so sorry to finish, as it’s a hard act to follow. I had to wait a while before starting another book. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you have finished it. Overall, not an easy read in terms of emotion, but a wonderful book, and highly recommended.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️