The Girl in the Corner - Amanda Prowse
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Rae-Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts. They’ve shared twenty-five peaceful years since they were brought together by Dolly, Howard’s larger-than-life sister. But now, on the night of their wedding anniversary, Howard reveals a shocking betrayal that leaves Rae reeling. Heartbroken, she takes Dolly on her would-be anniversary trip to Antigua and the two women drink and dance and talk like they haven’t in years. But in the break from real life, Rae realises her choices have always been made for her, and suddenly she’s questioning not only her fragile marriage but also her one-sided friendships. Is she really the pushover everyone else sees? When Howard comes looking for reconciliation, Rae has a choice to make: keep the peace, as she always has, or put herself first for once and find out who she really is.
This book brought a range of emotions from anger, sadness and what would be the correct emotion to describe wanting to cheer someone on shouting “you go girl!”? I was so angry that Rae had no-one to turn to and how Dolly thought it was ok to push her into sorting things out with Howard. Any real friend would want to go hunt him down and do terrible things to him but because she’s his sister she wasn’t looking out for her friend's interests at all. What Rae had to deal with made me feel so sad, no-one wants the rug pulled from under their feet, and the book certainly makes you feel grateful for everything good that you have in your life. Overall, a really well-written book about a woman that needs to re-find herself and takes you, the reader, along for an emotional journey.
- The Girl in the Corner
- Date Started
- 28th November 2018
- Date Finished
- 29th November 2018
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