The Girl In The Corner by Amanda Prowse #BookReview @MrsAmandaProwse

I’m back with another review!

As you can tell by the length of time between this and the last review, my reading has been little and often, rather than steaming through books, but you can thank the time of year for that!

Anywho, where was I? Oh yes! My review!  I was pleased to receive a copy of Amanda Prowse’s new book, The Girl In The Corner via NetGalley, and as a complete fan of her books, I was not disappointed in the slightest with this one either!

Let me give you a little info on the book first.

The Girl in the Corner by [Prowse, Amanda]

Rae-Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts. They’ve shared twenty-five peaceful years since they were brought together by Dolly, Howard’s larger-than-life sister. But now, on the night of their wedding anniversary, Howard reveals a shocking betrayal that leaves Rae reeling.

Heartbroken, she takes Dolly on her would-be anniversary trip to Antigua and the two women drink and dance and talk like they haven’t in years. But in the break from real life, Rae realises her choices have always been made for her, and suddenly she’s questioning not only her fragile marriage but also her one-sided friendships. Is she really the pushover everyone else sees?

When Howard comes looking for reconciliation, Rae has a choice to make: keep the peace, as she always has, or put herself first for once and find out who she really is.

And my review…

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Yet another wonderful page-turner by this wonderful author, Amanda Prowse.

I was hooked within mere pages, wanting to read the story of the rather exotically named Rae Valentine, who had an extremely unexotic life.

Much like a lot of women out there, Rae Valentine finds herself in an almost prescribed role of wife, mother, carer, cook, cleaner, general dogsbody, then a shock admission from her husband sends her life spinning off axis.

Will she forgive him?

Will she sink back into that corner, content to be an observer, and the good old Rae Valentine expects, or will she finally take her own steps into the centre of the room?

Beautiful, believable writing, hinting at a life we can relate to, a person we probably know, and an ending that has left me wanting Amanda to get writing on a sequel!

Thanks to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. This title is expected for publication in December 2018.

See my review on Amazon here.

Buy The Girl In The Corner here.

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Find Amanda and more abouther and her amazing books here.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. josypheen
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 17:57:43

    No-one puts Ritu in the corner…

    Sorry…it’s a lovely review. I just got distracted by the title and was imagining a Ritu-style dirty dancing moment. 😉

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 17:34:36

    You are a great, amazing reviewer too, Sis! Thank you for this. Michael

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  3. Don Massenzio
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 09:55:02

    Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:

    Check out this review of the book, The Girl In The Corner by Amanda Prowse, as featured in this post from the But I Smile Anyway blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. robertawrites235681907
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 08:43:21

    A lovely review of this book, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person

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  5. Jennie
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 02:14:11

    Great review, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  6. Kelsey @ There's Something About KM
    Dec 17, 2018 @ 01:00:13

    Lovely review. I love a book with a “when is the sequel coming?” kind of ending. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Carol Anne
    Dec 16, 2018 @ 23:30:53

    Brill! I might buy ig! I love reading!

    Liked by 1 person

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