Sunday, 20 September 2015
Perfect Daughter - Amanda Prowse
Perfect Daughter is the latest offering from Amanda Prowse and one that I've been really looking forward to reading.
Jacks Davies has just married Pete, they have a baby on the way, a new home and hopes and dreams for the future. Fast forward through the years though and Jacks is still living in the same house, still waiting for her conservatory and now has two children and her mother living with her.
This isn't how Jack's had pictured her life would be and she now finds herself trying to live her life through her daughter Martha but of course that isn't going to end well.
When a face from Jack's past unexpectedly turns up her life becomes complicated and she doesn't know which way to turn.
Once again Amanda Prowse has written an emotional, thought-provoking novel that will tug at your heartstrings. I loved the way the story alternated between the past and the present to enable the reader to find out more about Jack's life. The character's were believable and even though the story is essentially about the day-to-day struggles of one family coping with the mundane struggles of life, it's beautifully written and I was compelled to read on. Amanda Prowse has clearly done her research on dementia and anyone who has had experience with this cruel disease will be able to identify with Jack's character. I'm a big fan of this author's work, I loved this book and I hope that you will too.