Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: The Idea of You

For this review, I chose The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse.

I requested an ARC copy of the ebook through Netgalley in exchanged for a honest review.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.
But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

This is the first book I have read by this author, Amanda Prowse.  I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

We meet Lucy Carpenter in the beginning of the book as a single lady looking for love.  She meets Jonah and they get married.  Now all Lucy ever wants in her life is one thing....a baby, but life does not always work out the way you think it will.  Jonah has a teenage daughter and she comes to visit them and things for Lucy begins to be a struggle for her. 

The Idea of You touched the life of miscarriages and was written very well.  All this woman wants is the idea of becoming a mom.  Without that child she thinks is can not be a mom.  But, as a stepmom, she is.  Just a little different.  I loved how Lucy became the center for her family.  I loved how Lucy wrote her "idea of you" to her child she lost.  Those letters were so sad.

I could not put this book down and I can not wait to read more.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
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FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

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