Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Review - A Little Love by Amanda Prowse

Wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!
Pru Plum, owner of the famous Mayfair bakery, is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get where she is and 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 the moment this book dropped onto my doormat and I opened the envelope to find one of the most gorgeous covers ever, I knew I was going to love this book! And love it, I did!

Pru Plum is one of the most delightful characters I’ve met, full of goodness and love and I’m just a tad in awe of her and definitely wish I had a Pru Plum in my world to look out for me!  I adored the relationship between Milly and Pru, a very special bond that could never be broken even through very hard times. 
It’s a mixture of a gentle but very powerful story and to be totally honest I’m struggling to put into words just how this book made me feel! It’s full of hope, happiness, sadness, grief, love and loss. 

I was torn between wanting to find out what was going to happen but not wanting the book to ever end.  I could have read on forever! Fell totally and utterly head over heels in love with it!

Amanda states in her website bio that it is her ambition 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...”  Amanda – you do this so beautifully!

Days after finishing this book, I’m still wishing that Pru was part of my life.  I’m remembering the places that I visited with Pru, the delicious tastes of the foods from the bakery and am cherishing the memories as if they were my own.  I have become a huge Amanda Prowse fan.  I could quite happily lock myself away and read all her books back to back until I’ve devoured them all!  

I was unsure which way it was going to go but the ending was fairytale perfect! But, I still miss Pru so much ...... She’s a very special lady and this was an incredibly special book that I think I’ll remember forever!

About the author

Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books.  Five years ago, she quit her job as a management consultant and began writing full time. The result was Poppy Day, the story of an army wife, whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to rescue him from hostages in Afghanistan.  Originally self-published in October 2011 with 100% of royalties going to the Royal British Legion, Poppy Day quickly became a bestseller and Amanda was signed up by Head of Zeus publishers.

All of Amanda's books in the No Greater Love series share common themes in that they are contemporary love stories, the main characters are women, just like you and I, in extraordinary situations for love. 

Currently, Amanda lives in the West Country with her husband Major Simeon Prowse MBE and their two teenage boys Ben and Josh.  As an army wife, she is accustomed to being uprooted and moving on at a moment’s notice, a pattern that has shaped her life - as the oldest of four children, she was born raised in London before moving all over the world.   She hopes one day that her nomadic life will cease, allowing her to fulfill an ambition of planting a garden and remaining somewhere long enough to watch it grow!

You can buy the e-book version here and pre-order the paperback which is due out in early July. 


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