The Journey Of Love And Heartache
The Food Of Love by Amanda Prowse is a contemporary story of love. The love of a family. It is an absolutely heartbreaking read that I could not put down. Tears will flow as you journey through the novel.
The book tells of the struggle of a family to survive one of the worst journeys ever. Despite their love for each other, there are harsh words, recriminations and guilt. As the family tries to survive, the reader ‘feels’ a mother’s anguish, a father left out in the cold, a daughter who feels neglected and a daughter who is lost. I was completely torn apart with the story. My emotions swung wildly as I empathised with each character in turn.
The novel has a countdown as the action alternates between sometime in the past and present day. It was cleverly done as I had no idea what we were counting down to.
The reader is educated about the topic covered. My eyes were opened to the lengths sufferers will go to – the lies, the tears, the shadow that falls on all family members.
The Food Of Love was a gut wrenching read. It was a powerful read. The topic is not an easy one but it was sensitively covered by Amanda Prowse.
Thank you Amanda Prowse for your heart wrenching tale of a family in crisis. I ‘felt’ the love. I ‘felt’ the pain. And I ‘felt’ the overwhelming love. I can highly recommend The Food Of Love but you will need tissues.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.