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Amanda Prowse - Author

About the Author

Amanda Prowse was a management consultant for ten years before realising that she was born to write. She is also the author of Poppy Day (Head of Zeus, 2012). She lives in the West Country with her husband Simeon, a soldier, and their two sons.

 

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Featured books by Amanda Prowse

A Little Love

A Little Love

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Everybody needs a little love in their lives...Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of famous Mayfair bakery, Plum's Patisserie. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love...From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies...and finding happiness before it's too late.

A Little Love

A Little Love

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Everybody needs a little love in their lives...Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love...From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies - and finding happiness before it's too late.

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Clover's Child

Clover's Child

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

When eighteen-year-old Dot meets Sol, she feels that love has arrived at last. Solomon Arbuthnott is a man who can bring colour and warmth to her drab life in sixties London - and what's more, he is a young, handsome soldier with excellent prospects. But this is 1961. East End girls don't date West Indian boys, let alone fall in love with them and leave the country. They stay at home and live the life their parents planned for them. Even if it leaves them lonelier than they ever thought possible. Even if it rips their heart in two...

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What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Could you destroy your family to save your children? Kathyrn Brooker seems the very picture of a fulfilled wife and mother. Anyone who peered through the downstairs window at the four figures sitting around her kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world. They would envy Kathyrn her perfect life. But they would be wrong. Kathryn is trapped in a nightmare. And she is about to do something to change it. Something only a truly desperate woman would do...

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Other books by Amanda Prowse

Stories from the Heart

Stories from the Heart

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2017

Six powerful, gripping short stories from bestselling author, Amanda Prowse. Collection includes: Something Quite Beautiful The Game Ten Pound Ticket Imogen's Baby Miss Potterton's Birthday Tea A Christmas Wish. Susie has just arrived in Australia. She is clutching a newborn baby, but she has no wedding ring on her left hand. With no money, and no hope, how can she turn her life around? Gemma Peters, a happy-go-lucky teenager has disappeared without trace. Where has she gone? Why has she been lying to her family? And, most importantly, will she ever come home? Twenty-four-year-old Imogen longs for a baby. She knows it's hard to raise a child alone, but Imogen is also blind. Can she overcome life's challenges and have the baby she longs for? Funny, heart-warming and moving, these six short stories are the perfect excuse for a bit of me-time.

The Art of Hiding

The Art of Hiding

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Art of Hiding

Art of Hiding

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

What would you do if you learned that the life you lived was a lie?Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estateand the sistershe thought she had left far behind.But Nina cant let herself be overwhelmedher boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one womans loss and love.

The Idea of You

The Idea of You

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2017

Idea of You

Idea of You

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2017

What if the one thing you want is the only thing you cant 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 couldnt be more perfect.But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonahs teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesnt have. Jonahs love and support are unquestioning, but Lucys struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camilles presence straining the bonds of Lucys marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everythingThis heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in todays hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

My Husband's Wife

My Husband's Wife

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

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 neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. 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?

The Food of Love

The Food of Love

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

Food of Love

Food of Love

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

A loving mother. A perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.But when Lexis struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.In this compelling and heart-wrenching new work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one ordinary family tackles unexpected difficulties and discovers that love can find its way through lifes darkest moments.

I Won't Be Home for Christmas

I Won't Be Home for Christmas

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons - and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?

I Won't Be Home for Christmas

I Won't Be Home for Christmas

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons - and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?

I Won't Be Home For Christmas

I Won't Be Home For Christmas

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

An irresistible festive treat from million-copy bestseller Amanda Prowse. 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? While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons - and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas? Reviews for Amanda Prowse: 'A festive treat ... If you love Jojo Moyes and Freya North, you'll love this. There's no shortage of books with Christmas in the title, but this family-focused story stands out from the rest' CLOSER. 'Magical' NOW MAGAZINE. 'A lively romance with emotional depth' MY WEEKLY. 'A heartwarming novel to read in the run-up to Christmas - hot, balmy beaches to herald the festive season on one side of the world, and light dustings of snow on the other side' TRIPFICTION. 'A sweet, humorous snapshot of a romance ... will elicit a sigh and a smile' NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS.

Bis die Flusse aufwarts flieen

Bis die Flusse aufwarts flieen

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Mit einer Jacht um die Welt reisen. Mit der groen Liebe im Luxus leben. Im schicken Kostum zur Arbeit gehen. All diese Wunsche haben sich fur Jackie Davies nicht erfullt. Stattdessen kummert sich die Ende Dreiigjahrige um ihren Mann Pete, ihre zwei Kinder und ihre kranke Mutter. Und manchmal fragt sie sich: Kann das wirklich schon alles gewesen sein? Dann steht plotzlich Sven vor der Tur, ihre Jugendliebe. Er konnte ihr das Leben bieten, das sie sich immer gewunscht hat. Und Jackie muss sich entscheiden - nicht nur zwischen zwei Mannern, sondern auch dafur, endlich glucklich zu sein.

My Husband's Wife

My Husband's Wife

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

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 neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. 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?

My Husband's Wife

My Husband's Wife

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

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 neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. 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?

My Husband's Wife

My Husband's Wife

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

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? 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 neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. 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? Reviews for Amanda Prowse: 'Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill ... Deeply moving and inspiring' DAILY MAIL. 'Powerful and emotional family drama that packs a real punch' HEAT. 'A gut wrenching and absolutely brilliant read' IRISH SUN. 'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' CLOSER. 'Very uplifting and positive, but you may still need a box (or two) of tissues' HELLO. 'An emotional, unputdownable read' RED. 'Prowse writes gritty, contemporary stories but always with an uplifting message of hope' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT.

Another Love

Another Love

Author: Amanda Prowse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

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... PREVIOUS NOVELS: Poppy Day, What Have I Done?, Clover's Child, A Little Love, Will You Remember Me?, Christmas for One, A Mother's Story, Perfect Daughter, The Christmas Cafe.