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…
I was so excited to read this book, any novel by Amanda Prowse is guaranteed to be brilliant, and I read it in two days, it was hard to put down.
This is an emotional story, at times heartbreaking and at other times joyous. As always with Amanda Prowse, her characters are so real that you feel as if you know them.
Lucy’s story is heart-wrenching and poignant and really makes you think about family and motherhood, and how we sometimes take these things for granted.
A really engrossing story that you won’t want to put down, and that will stay with you after you have finished it.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing for the ARC.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2 thoughts on “The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse”
I love Amanda Prowse she is my favorite author. I have read all of her books.
She’s great isn’t she? I discovered her when I got the Poppy Day series and I’ve read all her books now. I’m always delighted when she has a new one out!