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From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a tale of love, loss—and one last extraordinary dance.
Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories.
London, 1940s. Molly is a bright young woman, determined to help the war effort and keep her head up despite it all. Life becomes brighter when she meets and falls in love with a man who makes her forget everything with one dance. But then war forces her to make an unforgettable sacrifice, and when she’s brought to her knees by a daring undercover mission with the French Resistance, only her sister knows the secret weighing heavily on Molly’s heart.
Now, lying in her hospital bed, Molly can’t escape the memories of what she lost all those years ago. But she is not as alone as she thinks.
Will she be able to find peace—and finally understand that what seemed to be an ordinary life was anything but?
Having a perfect memory is both a blessing and a curse. For ninety-four-year-old Molly a fall and a stroke have left her trapped in a hospital bed, unable to communicate but she still has her memories and determination to share them with her son. The reader is taken back in time to London in the 1940s and shares memories of what happened to Molly then and discovers just why this lady has certainly not lived an ordinary life! It explores her experiences of first love, hard decisions and all the emotions you can imagine as Molly remembers them all in this highly emotive read. It is a moving story, a life packed with challenges, a roller coaster emotional ride during which you have to wonder if she’ll get to share them as she wishes or will fate deprive her of the opportunity to do so?
Molly is such a strong character, someone who never loses hope despite everything life throws at her. She’s an unsung heroine, a quiet and unassuming woman who does incredible things without any expectations and this story celebrates – and commiserates with – her story in a way that makes it easy to empathise with her as her extraordinary life is revealed. Make sure you have the tissues handy for the ending!
My thanks to Amazon / Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Purchase Link – https://bit.ly/_AnOrdinaryLife_
Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author whose twenty six novels and seven novellas have been published in dozens of languages around the world. Published by Lake Union, Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today; her titles also consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. Her books, including the chart topping No.1 titles ‘What Have I Done?’, ‘Perfect Daughter’, ‘My Husband’s Wife’, ‘The Girl in the Corner’, ‘The Things I Know’ and ‘The Day She Came Back’ have sold millions of copies across the globe.
A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’ and numerous daytime ITV programmes. She also makes countless guest appearances on BBC national independent Radio stations including LBC and Talk FM, where she is well known for her insightful observations and her infectious humour. Described by the Daily Mail as ‘The queen of family drama’ Amanda’s novel, ‘A Mother’s Story’ won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the year Award while ‘Perfect Daughter’ was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016.
Amanda’s ambition is 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…
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‘A powerful and emotional work of fiction’ – Piers Morgan
‘Deeply moving and emotional, Amanda Prowse handles her explosive subjects with delicate skill’ – Daily Mail
‘Uplifting and positive, but you will still need a box of tissues’ – Hello!
‘A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read’ – The Irish Sun
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‘Deeply moving and eye opening. Powerful and emotional drama that packs a real punch.’ – Heat
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