Perfect Daughter

by Amanda Prowse

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LoveReading View on Perfect Daughter

A 2016 World Book Night selection.

Perfect Daughter is a tender, warm-hearted read which has the ability to touch delicate issues with loving care and attention. Jacks still has dreams, she may be married, bringing up two children, be carer for her mother, scrimping and saving and putting everyone else first… but she still has dreams. With alternating chapters set in the past and the present, we get to know Jacks and appreciate why she feels that life may have escaped her, and why she doesn't want it to escape her daughter. Amanda Prowse writes with great sensitivity, particularly with regards to Ida, who has Alzheimer’s disease, you can feel her confusion and fear, and Jacks dedication to her is heart rending. The main storyline isn't hidden from view, you can see where it’s heading and it’s all the more poignant because of that, there are though, still plenty of surprises along the way. This charming story is jam-packed full of affection and emotion, and is a generously engaging read. ~ Liz Robinson


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Liz Robinson

Perfect Daughter Synopsis

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. Once upon a time, Jacks Morgan had dreams. She would have a career and travel the world. She would own a house on the beach, and spend long nights with her boyfriend strolling under the stars. But life had other ideas. First Martha came along, then Jonty. Then her mother moved in, and now their little terrace is bursting at the seams. Jacks gave up on her dreams to look after her family. If only, just for once, her family would look after her...

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Perfect Daughter Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review another of amanda's titles,A Mother's Story. Read their thoughts below or click here to read the full reviews.

  • Celia Cohen - 'Heart rending but absolutely captivating.'
  • Judith Waring - 'a really gripping read and many congratulations to the author for highlighting a 'taboo' subject and helping to shed some much needed light on it.'
  • Victoria Goldman - 'I loved this book and couldn't put it down. A Mother's Story triggered so many of my emotions - I laughed, I cried, I felt angry, I felt sad … One of the most moving books I have read for some time.'
  • Kim Feasey - 'Amazingly well written book with characters you really care about. Jessica and Matthew have the perfect relationship- a baby can only cement it, can't it? A real page turner.'
  • Carolyn Huckfield - 'This is a sensitively written and beautifully told exploration of mental illness. It is hard to read in places but in the end is hopeful and uplifting.'
  • Catherine Fagan - 'The most emotional book I've read in a long time. Deeply moving and handled with the utmost sensitivity.'
  • Lisa Hall - 'This was my first Amanda Prowse novel, and its not going to be my last - a little different to my usual read, the story line pulled me in from the beginning.'

Perfect Daughter Press Reviews

'No one writes contemporary family drama as well as Amanda Prowse' Daily Mail (2015 Books of the Year)

'Powerful and emotional family drama that packs a real punch'Heat

'Current, emotional and entertaining' Northern Woman

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ISBN: 9781784970352
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784970352
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Amanda Prowse

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.   Author photo © Paul Smith Photography

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