Sunday, 7 February 2016

Another Love - by Amanda Prowse

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

The new gritty, emotional bestseller from Amanda Prowse.
In the early years of their love affair, Romilly was happy. She had worked hard for her stunning, modern house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. She adored her gorgeous, gap-toothed daughter and her handsome, kind husband. Sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine at the end of the day couldn't fix.
And then a new neighbour arrived and everything unravelled. A glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Romilly's family were once everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love...

My Opinion:

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

I was more than excited when this book landed on my doorstep. I’m a big fan of Amanda’s writing, it’s very emotional and touching and she has done it again with this book.

Another Love follows Romilly and her family. Romilly is married to David, I think they make a great couple, I loved reading about how everything started between them. Romilly and David have a daughter, her name is Celeste. Celeste is a great girl and she always got to share her thoughts as well. Romilly is happy and has everything she needs.

But then everything changes… She starts drinking, a lot… It gets worse and worse and her family is worried. David is there for her, but at one point it’s too much for him as well. And what about Celeste?! Such a difficult situation. We got to read this story from two sides: Romilly herself and also Celeste. This made the story even more moving and emotional.
Celeste goes through so much in this book, unbelievable to see your own mother to go through all this. I was happy she had her Dad and then also something like a second mum.

Amanda touches a very sensitive topic with alcohol addiction, she does in in a very touching and emphatic way. While reading about Romilly and what she does and thinks, you really get deep inside the whole situation.

Amanda really has an amazing way with words! Her writing is incredible and she manages to write about difficult topics and make a unique and special story out of them. Her characters are lined out perfectly and you feel really close to them. This book is honest, deep, strong and so much more. Have some tissues ready, because your feelings will be on an emotional roller-coaster ride! A BRILLIANT BOOK!!!

My possible cast:

Romilly: Jessica Chastain

Celeste: Mackenzie Foy

Amanda on Twitter: @MrsAmandaProwse
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  1. Brilliant review and brilliant cast suggestions! LOVE IT! would really love to see this as a film x