Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My Husband’s Wife – by Amanda Prowse

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings.
She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy.
But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children. Now she must ask the question: what is left in her life? Can Rosie find the strength to rebuild herself? More importantly, does she even want to?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Amanda Prowse did it once again!!! And I have to say, this one is my favourite by her so far.

The story follows Rosie. She is happily married to Phil and in love with their two daughters Naiomi and Leona. Things slowly change though and Phil is being weird. Then suddenly, one night, out of the blue he tells her that he is leaving her and moving in with another woman.

What happens after is a lot to take in for Rosie. What will she tell the girls, what about the house and why is he leaving her?! Her best friend Mel is trying to be there for her, but her husband Andy is Phil's best mate, so things get really complicated. Phil's new girlfriend Gerri is getting involved, being with the girls and Mel, and the girls somehow get everything from them, a puppy and other things. They even want to move to London with the girls. Rosie feels betrayed not only by Phil, but also by Mel and some others, they way they act around her. And Gerri is being all wrong and manipulative in certain ways, nobody sees that though. There were certain situations where I got really angry with Phil and his decisions, just asking for certain things. Of course that made the story more exciting 😉.

Rosie has the support of her mother in law to a certain extent, but that's not enough. A writer visiting the area is kind of able to help her, but things that happen afterwards make it all worse. Rosie is lost and doesn't know what do do. Amanda found a fantastic way to include Rosie's feelings in this story, I just wanted to be there for her. The only person she was able to be herself with was Kev, Phil's brother. I really enjoyed the scenes with thee two of them together, because they brought some sunshine and positivity into the storyline. And I felt that there was more there...

Amanda has a real gift of creating an emotional, heratbreaking, addictive and touching story. If I were only allowed to use one word describing this book, it would be UNPUTDOWNABLE!!! I read it in one go and fell in love with Amanda writing once more. She creates these atmospheres full of emotions and manages to make it unique for the characters.


My possible cast:

Rosie: Hannah Herzsprung

Amanda on Twitter: @MrsAmandaProwse
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