Lake Union Publishing - 7 July 2020
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?
Praise for Amanda Prowse...
'Amanda Prowse is the queen of family drama' - The Daily Mail
'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' - Closer
'An unputdownable read' - Red
1 Nov 2020 - Published by Little A
Bestselling novelist Amanda Prowse knew how to resolve a fictional family crisis. But then her son came to her with a real one…
Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student’s mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times.
Josiah’s situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life.
In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah’s raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda’s heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother’s love for her child.
For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message—you are not alone, and there is hope.
"I truly believe this book will help so many individuals struggling with their mental health as well as their families". - Jonny Benjamin, leading mental health campaigner.
From bestselling author Amanda Prowse comes a tale of a blissful life, a happy marriage, a beloved son…and a tragedy that destroys it all.
Anna Cole grew up in care, and is determined to start a family of her own. Theo Montgomery had a loveless childhood, and wants only to find his soulmate.
What would you sacrifice to bring home the one you love?
Kathyrn Brooker seems the very picture of a fulfilled wife and mother. Anyone who peered through the downstairs window at the four figures sitting around her kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world...
When eighteen-year-old Dot meets Sol, she feels that love has arrived at last. Solomon Arbuthnott is a man who can bring colour and warmth to her drab life in sixties London...
As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas...
This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire.
How do you say goodbye to your family for the last time?
I deserve all this because I did the worst thing a woman can do. The very worst.
Jessica's wedding was like a fairytale. Her dress strewn with crystals. Her dad made a tearful speech. Her husband Matthew declared himself the luckiest man alive.
Once upon a time, Jacks Morgan had dreams.
She was going to have a successful career and travel the world. She would own a house on the beach, and spend long nights with her boyfriend strolling under the stars.
Can you ever find love twice? ? Bea doesn't believe in second chances. As a widow, she feels like she will be alone forever. She buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Sydney, Australia, has a reputation for the best carrot cake in town.
Following a considerable amount of development work, Amanda is pleased to share that she will be releasing a non-fiction work next...
Amanda is delighted to announce that she has signed another new six-book deal with Lake Union Publishing. Amanda was origina...
Huge thanks to the wonderful Rachel Gilbey for this brilliant review of 'The Light in the Hallway' complied on her hols. I'm...
‘A life without dreams is only half a life’
Book Tour - Norway 9-17 October 2019
Wednesday October the 9th: Kristiansand
Thursday October the 10th: Oslo
Friday October the 11th: Oslo
Saturday October the 12th: Lillestrøm
SundayOctober the 13th: Drammen
Monday October the 14th: Trondheim
Tuesday October the 15th: Stavanger
Wednesday October the 16th: Bergen
Thursday October the 17th: Tromsø
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