The Idea Of You by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse

Book Description:

What if the one thing you want is the only thing you can’t have?

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

My Thoughts:

Lucy to some, has it all. She may have met and married the love of her life, relatively late compared to some and is a high flyer in a career but the one thing she wants above all else, is to be a mother.

Jonah and Lucy have such a heartwarming relationship but when his daughter from a previous marriage comes to stay, Camille, it puts them through a testing time. Camille is a reminder of what it’s like to be a young sixteen year old. She could definitely be anyone of us at that age. I couldn’t help warming to Camille even though she was really testing Lucy’s patience.

The story deals with miscarriage which at times broke my heart with what Lucy was going through. I haven’t been through this situation myself but the author really makes it hit home with Lucy’s emotions and thoughts and it felt quite personal at times. I thought the author wrote it all beautifully.

The Idea Of You is a bitter sweet read. I went through a whole array of emotions and whilst some parts made for hard reading, it is a reminder of what a wonderful thing motherhood is and that it shouldn’t be taken for granted. A moving, compulsive read that was impossible to put down.

The Idea Of You is available to purchase from Amazon.

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