Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Food of Love – by Amanda Prowse

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.

But when Lexi’s struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.

In this compelling and heart-wrenching new work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one ordinary family tackles unexpected difficulties and discovers that love can find its way through life’s darkest moments.

My Opinion:

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

This book has a very gripping beginning, I got soaked into the story immediately. The location (Naples Pier) actually has a very important meaning to me and of course I wanted to find out what was going to happen in the story.

Freya Braithwaite has an amazing husband and two wonderful teenage daughters. They are a great family and that came through Amanda’s writing in a very beautiful way.

However, it all changes when Lexi starts loosing control of her weight. It’s hard on the whole family and go through a lot. Freya wants to help Lexi, but doesn’t always find the right way to do it, her husband has a different way of doing that and then there is Charlotte, who will go to uni soon and has everything she wants, but the whole situation makes her feel left out. The whole family situation is tense and complicated and Freya’s role as a mother becomes really important.

It was very interesting to read about their journey through Lexi’s disease. How it affected their family’s life and also the relationship between all of them.

The Food of Love is the perfect title for this powerful and emotional story. Amanda takes it to another level and depth and created a dramatic and touching roller-coaster ride.

This book had me in tears several times, Amanda just knows how to include all the feelings and emotions. She touches a delicate topic, includes family and today’s trouble of social media.

A very poignant and compelling story!


My possible cast:

Freya: Kristin Davis

Amanda on Twitter: @MrsAmandaProwse
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