Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for Day She Came Back to help wind up the blog tour for one of my favourite authors Amanda Prowse.
I was so excited to see Amanda releasing another book as she is one of my favourite authors and I love the way her characters jump off the page and suck me into the story.
This story focuses around Victoria, Prim and Sarah, three very amazing ladies. The characters are well described throughout with character traits and physical appearances being drip fed into the story, as I continued to read I felt as if I was watching the story play out in front of me.
Set between the beauty of Oslo where Amanda always speaks fondly of and the gorgeous family home Rosebank in Surrey with its gorgeous garden room and lake. This book grabs you from the first few chapters and takes you on a journey through addiction, bereavement, love and loss. The emotions are so raw they gave me goosebumps as I felt the intensity of the pain these wonderful ladies were experiencing.
I flew through this book as I wanted to keep reading to see where the path Victoria was walking would take her and now feel bereft as I no longer get to read about these fantastic characters. Amanda Prowse always knows to create an emotionally charged read and this book ticks that box and then some. A superb read that is well worthy of its 5 stars!!
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?
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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.
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Thank you to Book on the Bright Side publicity for the invitation to take part in the blog tour for this wonderful 5* read by one of my favourite authors.
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