From the million-copy bestseller Amanda Prowse, the queen of heartbreak fiction.
Amanda Prowse is the author of The Coordinates Of Loss and the no.1 bestsellers Perfect Daughter, My Husband’s Wife and What Have I Done?
In the early years, she was happy.
Romilly loved her stunning house, her kind husband and gorgeous daughter. Sure, life was sometimes exhausting – but nothing that a large glass of wine at the end of the day couldn’t fix.
But then a glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly’s family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love…
Another Love is a story that alternates between Celeste and her mother Romilly. Through Celeste we get to see what it is like from a child’s point of view, living with a mother who is an alcoholic.
The chapters to do with Romilly, we get to see a young woman with everything going for her who then becomes reliant on alcohol and her world spiralling downwards.
I have to admit that I felt most for David in this story. Romilly’s long suffering husband. There is no doubt how much he loves his wife and seeing his constant battle with trying to steer his wife in the right direction and do the best for their daughter. It was awful to see the people closest suffering as much as the one who is an addict. As someone who isn’t reliant on alcohol or drugs, it is hard sometimes to understand what the appeal is as well as the pull towards it and the struggle that someone would have in giving it up.
Another Love is a look into the life of an alcoholic and how it not only affects them, but the people around them. It feels like a really raw read, with no airs or graces. The author doesn’t paint a pretty picture and at times I felt embarrassed on Romilly’s behalf as well as uncomfortable at the choices she made. I was totally engrossed in Romilly and her families story though and I felt like I was going through all the highs and lows with them. A compelling must read.
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