A Mother s Story The unputdownable new novel from bestseller Amanda Prowse Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams and now she s setting up a new home with her lawyer husband Matthew Even better they are expec

  • Title: A Mother's Story
  • Author: Amanda Prowse
  • ISBN: 9781781856598
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The unputdownable new novel from bestseller Amanda Prowse.Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams, and now she s setting up a new home with her lawyer husband Matthew Even better they are expecting a child.As they paint the nursery and shop for babygros, she plans for the joy that motherhood will bring But Jessica s experience is far from joyous Why isn t she tThe unputdownable new novel from bestseller Amanda Prowse.Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams, and now she s setting up a new home with her lawyer husband Matthew Even better they are expecting a child.As they paint the nursery and shop for babygros, she plans for the joy that motherhood will bring But Jessica s experience is far from joyous Why isn t she transformed by maternal feelings Where is the all consuming love she s supposed to feel for her child No one told her that being a mum was so lonely and terrifying No one told her you don t always love your baby Perhaps it s best if Jessica keeps that dark secret to herself for now

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    1. A Mother's story is a powerful, emotionally heart wrenching story, about Jessica, a young mother in post natal depression and how she tries to cope. The chapters are alternating between Jessica's first person perspective of where she currently is, and constantly hints at something awful that happened, and chapters written in the third person, about Jessica's life. About her relationship with Matthew, her husband, and her best friend Polly.We see how Jessica and Matthew are loves young dream, are [...]

    2. I received this book for free via First Reads.Before I review a book (and after I have read it) I quite often look at the names of the people who have reviewed it before me. In this case (and rather unsurprisingly) they are all women.So, I will add my own male (asexual and autistic) voice to the things people can use to decide if they want to read this book. My response is 'yes, you should read this book'. If you are an expectant mother, an expectant father, a new mother, a new father, an older [...]

    3. I loved this book. I enjoyed Amanda Prowse's writing style and was drawn into the book very quickly. I wanted to know exactly what had happened and the book cleverly weaves Jessica's diary entries with her earlier life.Jessica and Matthews wedding day was lovely, and their friends were well written. Topaz was a particular treasure and the way he fitted into already well established friendships. Both families are lovely and the scene at the baby shower particularly amusing.They are so in love tha [...]

    4. A very emotional and moving story about a post natal depression and the effect it has on the entire family. Another great and powerful book by Amanda Prowse.

    5. *Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*A Mother’s Story was my first book by Amanda Prowse and I instantly fell in love with her writing! This book is amazing, make sure you keep the tissues close though.The story follows Jessica, who is happily married to Matthew. I loved reading about the two of them, such an adorable couple.Their life changes when daughter Lilly is born, or should I rather say Jess changes?! Her maternal feelings are not there and she doesn’t rea [...]

    6. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. A Mother's Story triggered so many of my emotions as I read - I laughed, I cried, I felt angry, I felt sad The book's prologue pulled me in straight away, as Jessica enters into her new 'home', clearly distraught, scared and broken by recent events. The rest of the book carefully weaves together two parallel stories. There's Jessica and Matthew in past, getting married, setting up home and planning their future together. Then there's Jessica writing in [...]

    7. A very difficult read but a good one. The author tacked the issue of post natal depression really well. I felt part of the main characters story but also appreciated the viewpoint of the others. Well worth reading.

    8. I'm a little torn over this book. There were parts of it that I found so sad and gut wrenching and I think that Amanda Prowse has a real talent for taking difficult and emotional subjects and dealing with them in a sympathetic and sensitive manner. Whilst it is hard to imagine post natal depression unless you have been through it yourself, I felt that the diary entries in particular were extremely well researched and were the strongest part of the book. I haven't rated the book as highly as the [...]

    9. Jessica has it all – gorgeous husband, beautiful house, no money worries. What should have been a high point in her life – the birth of a beautiful child – starts a downward spiral that leads to horrific consequences.The subject of post-natal depression is very personal to me. I have suffered myself and for a few years I volunteered for an organisation that helps mothers who feel isolated and depressed after the birth of a baby. A friend who also used to work for that organisation recommen [...]

    10. Amanda Prowse - I'm officially speechless. Words cannot describe how beautiful this book is!The story itself is such a profound and sensitive subject to write about. I think it sends a message to all new Mum's - don't be afraid to ask for help.It's difficult though to know yourself when you need help, as there can be so many thoughts and feelings going through your mind, you're not sure how to separate them, to know when something is seriously wrong. The biggest step in any mental illness is adm [...]

    11. Wow, her last one I read ended at 86% BUT this one was shocking in that it finished 64% in !! I've marked it down a star for this. Don't get me wrong, I was greatly enjoying the story but I felt robbed. That's a little excessive to use 36% of a book for more self-promotion and for me it only succeeded in getting my back up.There were some funny lines in this-I really enjoyed Matthew and Jessica's happy relationship before things went south. It was one to envy. I laughed aloud at Margaret's remar [...]

    12. This was my first Amanda Prowse novel, and its not going to be my last - a little different to my usual read, I thought I would struggle to get into it but the story line pulled me in from the beginning. In the beginning I couldn't take to Jess's character at all - she comes across as fairly childish and almost a little selfish, but I did enjoy seeing her grow up through out the story and once she became pregnant I found her a lot more likeable. The characters are all well-written, and I liked t [...]

    13. I have really struggled with the "chick lit" categorisations applied to books like this Is it purposefully meant to put male readers off? If so that's a real shame, as there is so much here I enjoyed. I found it a very powerful and compelling read, tackling the subject of post natal depression with insight and empathy. A double narrative, one historical, the other more up to date was skilfully woven together through the pages and created a wonderful tension which then had, for me, a surprising t [...]

    14. This was a very moving, powerful story of how a seemingly perfect family can fall apart without anyone really noticing the signs. Amanda Prowse has created believable characters & I was willing Jessica all the way through to get better. This book does a lot to highlight post natal depression. I would love to read a sequel to see what happens next. Thank you to love reading for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

    15. 20/20La dépression post-natale, une maladie fréquente et pourtant très peu connue. Cette histoire, à la tension présente dès la première page nous permet de comprendre cette maladie et ses conséquences. Une magnifique lecture qui a su me toucher en plein coeur.Ma chronique : myprettybooks.wordpress/2

    16. I should start this review by saying this isn't normally the sort of book I would read, but my mobile phone provider ran a series of giveaways in the run-up to Christmas and I won a couple of vouchers for free Kindle books. You could only choose from a very limited selection and this is one of the ones I ended up choosing.So I'm really torn on how to review this book. To try to explain, first I should describe the structure of the narrative. The prologue depicts the main character, Jess, being a [...]

    17. I have just finished this book and I have to say it was exceptional. The description of feelings just brought me into the full characters moods and made the book feel alive like I was living it myself. Just brilliant.

    18. Warning: Make sure you have tissues within easy reach before you start this amazing book. Amanda Prowse is certainly not one for resting on her laurels and knows not to keep her dedicated fans eagerly waiting for too long between each release. Amanda's last release Christmas for One was only published in December (and was reviewed by myself for the blog) but luckily for us she is back with what is undoubtedly her best book yet and will keep all her readers hooked on such a sensitive subject whic [...]

    19. Review first posted on my blog: spoonfulofhappyendingsspoJessica simply knows she and her new husband Matthew were meant to end up together. From the first moment she looked into his eyes, Jessica has been head over heels madly in love with Matthew, and luckily he feels the exact same way about her. The two of them are truly happy together, which is also why Jessica can’t wait to start their lives as wife and husband together. When Jessica unexpectedly gets pregnant at the age of twenty-three, [...]

    20. The Last Word Review:‘Deeply moving and sensitive, keep the tissues handy ’This is by far Amanda Prowse’s best novel to-date. She is not afraid of tackling a sensitive issue such creating a character in Jessica and the perfect World that has just been created and then watch in dramatic fashion how it came crashing down through post-natal depression. Like I said a very sensitive subject it is packed with emotion and so very delicately handled. As you read through this powerful book you ente [...]

    21. The Last Word Review:‘Deeply moving and sensitive, keep the tissues handy ’This is by far Amanda Prowse’s best novel to-date. She is not afraid of tackling a sensitive issue such creating a character in Jessica and the perfect World that has just been created and then watch in dramatic fashion how it came crashing down through post-natal depression. Like I said a very sensitive subject it is packed with emotion and so very delicately handled. As you read through this powerful book you ente [...]

    22. Originally posted on:> lauraslittlebookblog.4.5/5Out of all the Amanda Prowse stories I have read, I personally think A Mother's Story is her best.I don't even know where to begin in writing this review. I have never read a book that has completely and utterly moved me so much before.Jessica is one of the happiest people around, she is vibrant and so chatty. She is about to marry her best friend Matthew. She really couldn't be happier and then she gets pregnant, her life really does feel like [...]

    23. I received this book from a Good Reads Giveaway and am surprised by the small audience. It’s definitely a powerful book that left me feeling heartbroken, sympathetic and scared.Jessica, the MC, was what they call a golden girl– beautiful, talented, funny, and well loved. Doted on by a loving husband and supported by a great best friend and parents. Yet, despite the strong support system in her life she becomes severely depressed after having her first born.Yet, the way I see it is that she [...]

    24. Niet eerder las ik een boek van Amanda Prowse. Sterker nog, voor het lezen had ik nog nooit van haar gehoord. Op de Nederlandse boekensite Hebban ben ik lid van de Feelgood leesclub, zij bespraken samen dit boek en ik kreeg het in het kader daarvan toegestuurd.Het is het verhaal van de postnatale depressie van Jessica. Niet bepaald een licht onderwerp.Het begint zo vrolijk, met de bruiloft van Matt en Jessica. Jessica voelt zich bevoorrecht, dat Matt haar als vrouw wil. Hij is van hogere stand d [...]

    25. When newly weds Jessica and Matthew find out she is pregnant, it’s unexpected but not unwelcome news. Unfortunately, once their little girl is born, things are not as perfect as they had hoped as Jessica struggles to come to terms with motherhood and those around her struggle to understand just what is happening to her.A Mother’s Story is told through chapters which give snapshots of Jess and Matthew's life before ending with a diary entry from Jessica which paints a darker picture than the [...]

    26. A Mother's Story is such a moving and emotional tale about Jessica's battle with postnatal depression. This book is captivating, engaging and deals with a very sensitive subject matter extremely well.I love the way the author creates her characters. Jessica (and also Matthew) come across as so incredibly real. It almost felt as if I was sitting across a friend who would tell me her life story.This novel switches between Jessica's present situation that seems gloomy and dark (as a reader we can o [...]

    27. I enjoyed this book immenselya real page turner! This is the first Amanda Prowse novel I have read so wasn't sure what to expect. A dark subject matter bravely & sensitively tackled. In the same vain as Jodi Picoult I'd say. The prologue sets the scene; it starts with the first instalment in Jessica's diary written whist she was in a psychiatric hospital suffering from post natal depression. The story jumps back & forth between the diary instalments, depicting, extremely well, Jessica's [...]

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