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The Idea of You - Amanda Prowse
The Idea of You
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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,... show more
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?
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781503942332 (1503942333)
ASIN: 1503942333
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
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alwaysbooks
alwaysbooks rated it
Lucy, 39 is desperate to be a mum and so is thrilled to meet and fall in love with Jonah, but things get a bit tricky when his teenage daughter comes to stay. It's a bit hard to like Lucy as she is sickly sweet and some of the other characters are often irritating. The dialogue isn't always convinci...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
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3.0 The Idea of You
The main idea underlying The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse is the definition of "you" – a child lost. The book begins with a focus on the grief of miscarriage but then introduces a second story line. The second overshadows what initially draws me into the book. I wish the book had explored more its i...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Idea Of You
This was an emotional and empowering novel. Lucy has climbed the corporate ladder yet she feels she is missing something every important in her life. While others envy her, Lucy yearns for the lives of her peers, she longs to be sleep deprived because her child kept her up all night or to come to...
the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
2.0 The Idea of You/Amanda Prowse
With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter dares to hope that 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 the reality of becoming parents proves much harder than Lucy and Jona...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
I really could not get into this book. I found the characters to be pretty shallow and uninteresting. The way Lucy and Jonah talked to each other was very juvenile. Lucy is close to 40 and Jonah is several years older than her. I just could not get into it. And then when Jonah's teenage daughter com...
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