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 house by the sea.
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?
©2016 Amanda Prowse (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
"Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill.... Deeply moving and inspiring." (Daily Mail)
"No one writes contemporary family drama as well as Amanda Prowse." (Daily Mail, on Perfect Daughter)
Loved the fact it was set at Woolacombe. Very easy to listen to and quickly get to know the characters.
I will purchase another Amanda Prowse book, especially if narrated by the author again.
I will remember this book
This was a very difficult listen in places as my own experience so mirrored Rosie's and some of the emotional fallout was described exactly as I'd felt it, so real I thought that the author must surely have been in a similar situation. However, I'm really glad I listened to this book even though it reminded me of an utterly devastating and bleak time in my life - it was perceptive and thought provoking, and without giving anything away, it has a happy ending!
I found this to be a nice read, it is a bit predictable but I enjoyed it. Not a book that you would think about after you read it however it is enjoyable at the time.
I really felt for the main character Rosie. She was believable and likeable and she took me on the journey with her.
I'd have liked a little more complexity or challenge to my thinking but a nice easy listen.
I was wary to see that the author read the audiobook as think it is a real skill to narrate a book, but she was really professional and skilled.
"Gripping family drama"
Rosie was happy with her life. she loved her husband and her daughters. in spite of struggling to make ends meet, she believes her life us perfect, until one day her life is turned upside down. Rosie goes through hell and back. Her perfect life will never be the same. A dramatic and heartbreaking novel.
"A nice read, albeit tough at times to get through"
I thought the author who was also the narrator did a great job. Her emotion throughout was so believable and touching that I was so much more drawn in than I usually am when listening to a book.
Rosie of course! Amanda Prowse captured the essence of Rosie beautifully through the use of her voice. I could relate to a great deal of what Rosie felt and expressed at times throughout the book. It had it's difficult moments for me.
Rosie - for all the reasons above.
When Rosie lost it all. The pain, despair, and loss were very deep.
"Narrated by the author,. . ."
Narrated by the author is usually the duo I try to avoid. However Amanda pulls it off, well done.
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