My thoughts…

I listened to this on Audiobook and Amanda narrates her own Audiobooks which make them so much more powerful. Hearing the emotions in her voice as she read this book out loud made it all the more harrowing. The book is draining, but it’s a story that must be told and shared over and over again to raise awareness.

I couldn’t think of anyone better to write this into powerful fiction, than Amanda Prowse. The harsh reality is that although this book is a work of fiction, the contents and the emotions are not, and everyday somebody goes through the destroying journey that Grace and Tom do throughout the chapters.

This is a story about a family coping with loss. But it’s also so much more than that. This is about a deadly disease that, shockingly, so few people seem to know about.

About the book…

Grace and Tom Penderford had a strong marriage, a comfortable home in the Hertfordshire countryside, and a healthy baby girl. They were happy. They were normal.

But soon after Chloe turns three, tragedy strikes. A disease called Sepsis claims the life of their daughter, devastating their little family. The Penderfords had never heard of Sepsis – a cruel, indiscriminate disease that claims a life somewhere in the world every three and a half seconds. Now, with their world crumbling, they must mend each others broken hearts… and try to save their marriage if they can.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication: 2015

About the author…

Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-five novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world.

Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength.

Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

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