The Girl in the Corner

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 03 Jan 2019

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Brilliant book with laughter, love and intrigue. I was glued from the first page to find out the truth. My feelings for the characters changed throughout the book as I learnt more. Very well put together and look forward to more from this author. GREAT book.
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This is my second Amanda Prowse book after Poppy Day, which I loved. 
The Girl In The Corner wasn't quite as much my cup of tea, and I wish the main protagonist could have found her spine a good deal earlier, but it was still impactful writing and an all too credible plot. Genre readers will love it.
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When You open all books written by Amanda Prowse you know they are going to be excellent. touching read.
So The Girl in the Corner came out to read I had to put it on my reading list. This book is beautifully written. and an easy read with brilliant characters throughout. Each character had their own issues and fitted well within this book. Amanda has a great way of making you a part of her books. You will find some moving sad parts of the book so you may need some tissues handy.

I would highly recommend her books especially this one. I just loved it.

Thank you Amazon Publishing UK and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this fantastic book.
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Oh my gosh, I absolutely adored this book! Several parts had me in tears as I recognised myself in the descriptions. If you have never read an Amanda Prowse book make this your first one!
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So. I never cry at books. But blow me, this is the second book EVER I have cried at, and the first one I cried at was also an Amanda Prowse book!

This is the story of Rae who is quite under-confident and who puts everyone's needs before her own, until a major upset causes her to re-evaluate her life. I don't want to go into any more detail as I want readers to go on Rae's journey with her. 

This was, as is usual with an Amanda Prowse book, written from the heart, and makes you pause and think about your own family and smile when you see similarities.

Another 5* highly recommended read from me!
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Wow! Twists and Turns throughout the entire book! I didn't want it to end, especially after more was revealed.  I enjoyed reading about the progression of Rae-Valentine and she finds her confidence and turns into a strong independent woman. A very fast read encompassing, love, loss, best friends, family and how they all intertwine for better or for worse.
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Wow another an amazing novel from Amanda Prowse. How does she continue to write such heart wrenching stories that are so true to real life that you can’t help but feel heartbroken for poor Rae. The story flowed well and kept you gripped and guessing till the end. Covering everyday stress and strains of real life. Thank you Amanda.
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I read for a honest review for Lake Union Publishing.I couldn't connect with these characters especially Rae, she was such a doormat to her husband.
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I seem to either love Amanda’s books, or feel let down by them. I liked the beginning of this, and loved the ending, but the rest seemed to go on forever with just the one theme of whether or not the cheated-upon wife should forgive her husband. Having said that, a few of my book-loving friends have said it’s their favourite book of Amanda’s so far, so what do I know?
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I was so excited to read this book. I have enjoyed many novels by Amanda Prowse as she does domestic drama so well. This one feels a little different and actually, I decided very early on that it was my favourite of all of her published works. It was the characterisation that clinched it for me on this occasion. I was instantly able to empathise with the protagonist, Rae-Valentine, and enjoyed watching her get stronger throughout the challenges of her marriage and family life. Her best friend, Dolly, was drawn incredibly well and I fell in love with her straight away. She had me in stitches in several places throughout the story which added a lightness and comedy that complemented the more serious struggles the characters were facing. Even the background characters felt very full and real, particularly Rae-Valentine’s mother. I would highly recognise this book to anyone who likes their fiction to feel real, raw and authentic and enjoy being made to consider, ‘Mmm…what would I do in this situation?’
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I'm a massive Amanda Prowse fan and was very excited to be approved for this book. But there was something about it that left be a bit cold and unmoved. The character of Rae wasn't very fleshed out and Dolly was just annoying. It seemed incredible to me that Rae had never previously questioned the role she played in the lives of her family and friends because they were so important to her until a major crisis hit, then she completely changed her whole attitude about what was important to her. 

I've now started reading Coordinates of Loss by the same author which is excellent, so hopefully this disappointing read is just a blip from a normally highly readable writer.
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Rae’s story is one of heartbreak, friendship and finding yourself, and although her journey is painful at times, it’s also about finding strength from within, being kind to others, but being kind to yourself as well. Easy to read, The Girl in the Corner is compelling and capture’s the reader’s attention.
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Perfect chick lit!  I loved the premise and the characters were well developed!  I recommend this for anyone looking for a light and fun read!
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Loved this story and Amanda Prowse has done an excellent job at capturing you into the story so you feel the highs and lows of the characters.
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I have read a few Amanda Prowse novels to date and I have to say I absolutely love her books. She can turn a day in the life of her protagonist into a story that tugs at your heart and warms it at the same time. Her writing gets under your skin and sweeps you along and you can't do a thing about it because you're hooked.

Rae-Valentine is the girl in the corner. You get drawn into her life, you like her - you think her best friend Dolly is pure madness in a dress. Rae marries Howard,  Dolly's brother. Dolly Marries her brother's best friend Vincent. Thay double date so regularly that to lose one of the group would be unthinkable. Rae thinks her marriage is fine until the day she finds it isn't and everything written from therin is very relatable and tugs at your heart strings and opens your tear ducts. Then it seems to get a little better..........then a lot worse. I can't say much more as it would spoil your experience of the book, and I do do recommend you read it.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read an ARC in return for an honest review.
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The main character in this wonderful story is Rae-Valentine.  As a young girl, she forever feels like she is the girl in the corner, hiding away, unlike her outgoing dancer older sister and her crazy best friend, Dolly.  After marrying Dolly’s handsome brother, Howard, on the evening of Rae's 25th wedding anniversary, she feels she has it all- living in a beautiful house, two wonderful children, and a comfortable life. When it all comes crashing down that night due to being given information about her husband she never thought she would hear, Rea feels once again like the girl in the corner, being forgotten by those she loves.            

Following that evening, Rae has some hard decisions to make and the tale of her finding herself is very, very good.  I loved this book and so happy I had the chance to read it by receiving a copy from NetGalley.  It’s my first Amanda Prowse book and I can’t wait to read more.  Highly recommended!!
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Completely gripping from the first few pages.  I could easily identify with Rae-Valentine and could see some of her life mirrored in my own.

This is story about being the person you want to be, to try to live the life you want, and not for those more pushy relations. 

Rae-Valentine is a quiet sort of girl, bit of a wall flower, eager to please, lacking in confidence. Her parents appear to favour her older sister, her best friend is rather bolshy and the complete opposite and her husband is her best friends brother. 

She has married into a whole different life to what she has grown up with and when one day she hears her husband confess to a brief affair, her life is sent off kilter.

This is a book of self discovery, the majority of which is on a holiday to Antigua. 

There are some hilarious moments in this, as well as some that brought me almost to tears, 

Like the majority of the books I have read by Amanda Prowse, it was an addictive read, hard to put down, and is definitely  a book worth clearing time in your schedule to read in one sitting. 

Thank you to Lake Union and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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This is my first Amanda Prowse book, and won’t be my last. Rae’s story was woven together so well that it draws you in without you really noticeing, and before you know it you’ve been reading for 2 hours straight. I couldn’t decide how I wanted Rae and Howard’s story to end. I won’t talk about the story any more as I don’t want to leave spoilers. Just read it
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With thanks to Netgalleyand the publishers for the loan of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The girl in the corner by Amanda Prowse was a story of a marriage lasting 25 years and how the family and friend dynamics change when the wife is told the evening after celebrating 25 years of marriage that the husband had been unfaithful.
It is  an insightful story and Rae, the girl in the corner has to come to turns with his infidelity. Or does she?
Highly recommended.
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Another book from Amanda Prowse that you will not be able to put down and you will yourself definitely needing a box of tissues. Rae met Dolly as a teenager and they became best friends.  Dolly was the outgoing person that Rae wanted to be.  Dolly introduced Rae to her brother Howard, who she then married.  Rae has a great life, a loving husband, children and family but she knows she has never fulfilled her dreams.  At her silver wedding anniversary party Howard makes a startling confession that leaves Rae feeling betrayed and heartbroken.  She then has to decide whether to stay the girl in the corner or lead her own life.  The story explores how a woman who finds herself after being in the shadow of others and becomes the woman she always dreamed she would be.  A highly recommended read.
Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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