I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the utterly mesmerising An Ordinary Life by Amanda Prowse. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey for the invitation and to Amanda Prowse for sending me my copy of this wonderful book.
About the book:
An Ordinary Life
From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a tale of love, loss—and one
last extraordinary dance.
Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories.
London, 1940s. Molly is a bright young woman, determined to help the war effort and keep her head up despite it all. Life becomes brighter when she meets and falls in love with a man who makes her forget everything with one dance. But then war forces her to make an unforgettable sacrifice, and when she’s brought to her knees by a daring undercover mission with the French Resistance, only her sister knows the secret weighing heavily on Molly’s heart.
Now, lying in her hospital bed, Molly can’t escape the memories of what she lost all those years ago. But she is not as alone as she thinks.
Will she be able to find peace—and finally understand that what seemed to be an ordinary life was anything but?
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About the author:
Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author whose twenty six novels and
seven novellas have been published in dozens of languages around the world. Published by Lake Union, Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today; her titles also consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. Her books, including the chart topping No.1 titles ‘What Have I Done?’, ‘Perfect Daughter’, ‘My Husband’s Wife’, ‘The Girl in the Corner’, ‘The Things I Know’ and ‘The Day She Came Back’ have sold millions of copies across the globe.
A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’ and numerous daytime ITV programmes. She also makes countless guest appearances on BBC national independent Radio stations including LBC and Talk FM, where she is well known for her insightful observations and her infectious humour.
Described by the Daily Mail as ‘The queen of family drama’ Amanda’s novel, ‘A Mother’s Story’ won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the year Award while ‘Perfect Daughter’ was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016.
Amanda’s ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades…
Praise for Amanda Prowse:
‘A powerful and emotional work of fiction’ – Piers Morgan
‘Deeply moving and emotional, Amanda Prowse handles her explosive subjects with delicate skill’ – Daily Mail
‘Uplifting and positive, but you will still need a box of tissues’ – Hello!‘ A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read’ – The Irish Sun
‘You’ll fall in love with this…’ – Cosmopolitan
‘Deeply moving and eye opening. Powerful and emotional drama that packs a real punch.’ – Heat
‘Magical’ – Now magazine
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I always know I’m in safe hands when I read a book by Amanda Prowse, but her utterly mesmerising new book An Ordinary Life is different to anything she’s ever written before and takes her writing to a whole new level. Warm and heartfelt, it tells the story of Molly, a woman who at 94 is nearing the end of a life that has been anything but ordinary.
In hospital following a fall, Molly begins to reminisce about her life and the many adventures it has taken her on. Her memories take her back to 1940’s London when she was a bright, young woman determined to help with the war effort. It is here she meets and falls in love with a man who makes her forget everything with just one dance. But then she has to make a sacrifice that changes everything, with only her sister knowing the secret that weighs heavily on her heart.
Back in the present day as Molly lies in her hospital bed, the memories threaten to overwhelm her as everything she has lost comes back to haunt her. Determined to put her words down on paper, in a letter she’s been meaning to write for years, will Molly finally be able to make peace with her past?
I loved this book so much! Molly is a character I couldn’t help but fall in love with, her long and interesting life making for a mesmerising read. Amanda Prowse’s writing is beautiful, capturing my imagination from the outset as I was instantly captivated by Molly’s story. There’s a warmth to Amanda’s writing that brings her characters to life so vividly that you can’t help but live and breathe every emotion right alongside them. Full of intrigue, heartache, love and loss, this is a book that I adored so much I did not want it to end!
An Ordinary Life is the extraordinarily moving tale of a life well lived. It’s a beautiful story of love, loss and hidden secrets that I know will stay with me for a long time to come and is quite possibly my favourite Amanda Prowse book so far!
A stunning read that I would highly recommend.
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