The Day She Came Back

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  • 01 March 2018

About the Author: Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse was a management consultant for ten years before realising that she was born to write Amanda lives in the West Country with her husband and their two teenage sons.


The Day She Came BackWhen Her Loving, Free Spirited Grandmother Primrose Passes Away, Victoria Is Bereft, Yet Resilient She Has Survived Tragedy Before But Even Her Strength Is Tested When A Mysterious Woman Attends Prim S Funeral And Claims To Be The Mother Victoria Thought Was DeadAs The Two Women Get To Know Each Other And Victoria Begins To Learn About Her Past, It Becomes Clear That Her Beloved Grandmother Had Been Keeping Life Changing Secrets From Her Desperate For Answers, She Still Struggles To Trust Anyone To Tell Her The TruthTo Live A Full And Happy Life, Victoria Knows She Must Not Only Uncover The Truth, But Find A Way To Forgive Her Family But After So Many Years, Is Trusting Them Even Possible

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10 thoughts on “The Day She Came Back

  1. James says:

    The Day She Came Back is the newest release from one of my top five favorite authors, Amanda Prowse The Queen of Domestic Drama and a prolific writer of emotionally charged contemporary fiction has another hit on her hands, and I am thrilled to share an early review I have read all of her works from the last five years and plan to shuffle my way back through the earlier ones I missed, before I knew anything about her.Imagine being an eighteen year old girl in England, raised by your much older The Day She Came Back is the newest release from one of my top five favorite authors, Amanda Prowse The Queen of Domestic Drama and a prolific writer of emotionally charged contemporary fiction has another hit on her hands, and I am thrilled to share an early review I have read all of her works from the last five years and plan to shuffle my way back through the earlier ones I missed, before I knew anything about her.Imagine being an eighteen year old girl in England, raised by your much older grandmother because your own parents died from drug overdoses You lost your grandfather years ago, you have no siblings or aunts and uncles, and you re a bit of an outcast at school But you re sweet, and you are generous, and you have so much potential At least you have a wonderful best friend and a lovely little crush on a boy at school perhaps life might be okay until your nana, Prim, passes away unexpectedly How tragic and sad, and it breaks your heart But then everything changes the following days at nana s funeral Someone you thought long gone shows up with a shocking twist Prowse knows how to lure you into comfortable nostalgia and love she makes you feel the true pain of a young girl who now has no one to help her through the grief Sure, she has a bestie and her family, and her nana s beau, but it s not the same I felt my eyes tear up when Victoria was home alone for the first time you know things can t possibly be okay again for her She is alone in the world now I understood her reckless behavior, her desire to be someone different Victoria shows us the downside of being heartbroken on multiple levels, and then finally, we see a glimmer of hope The crush seems to return her feelings As quickly as we feel the pain, our hopes rise and we see the potential for Victoria to heal But it won t happen, and things will take a very long time to truly turn around Prowse paints the characters with just enough detail to give you all you need to take the picture and run with it yourself I heard the music at the party Victoria throws I smelled the breakfasts she and her crush make each morning I felt the change in this young woman when she is hurt a second time by someone who devastates her in a terrible way.It s rare others than Prowse can generate this kind of emotion from me but when she does, I am all in I can t wait to find out what s next in this dynamic author s mind

  2. Vanessa Menezes says:

    When her loving, free spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient she has survived tragedy before But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman, Sarah, attends Prim s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.The story then follows Victoria s search for the truth and her struggle to trust and forgive to live a full and happy life,This book is a powerful family drama filled with grief, guilt, love and forgiveness While I loved all t When her loving, free spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient she has survived tragedy before But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman, Sarah, attends Prim s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.The story then follows Victoria s search for the truth and her struggle to trust and forgive to live a full and happy life,This book is a powerful family drama filled with grief, guilt, love and forgiveness While I loved all the characters my absolute favourite was Victoria s best friend, Daksha Overall an enjoyable and easy read While this is my first read by this author, I am definitely looking forward to readfrom her.Thank You to NetGalley andPublishing UK for this ARC

  3. Sherri Thacker says:

    I m in the minority with my 2 star rating but I just tried several times to get into this book but I m sad to say I just cannot connect to any of the characters Sorry to say but I gave up at 48% which is longer than I usually last on a book I m not liking I tried, I really did Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review.

  4. Kel says:

    I was so excited to see Amanda Prowse releasing another book as she is one of my favourite authors and I love the way her characters jump off the page and suck me in.This story focuses around Victoria, Prim and Sarah, three very amazing ladies The characters are well described throughout with character traits and physical appearances being drip fed into the story, as I continued to read I felt as if I was watching the story play out in front of me.Set between the beauty of Oslo where Amanda alw I was so excited to see Amanda Prowse releasing another book as she is one of my favourite authors and I love the way her characters jump off the page and suck me in.This story focuses around Victoria, Prim and Sarah, three very amazing ladies The characters are well described throughout with character traits and physical appearances being drip fed into the story, as I continued to read I felt as if I was watching the story play out in front of me.Set between the beauty of Oslo where Amanda always speaks fondly of and the gorgeous family home Rosebank in Surrey with its gorgeous garden room and lake This book grabs you from the first few chapters and takes you on a journey through addiction, bereavement, love and loss The emotions are so raw they gave me goosebumps as I felt the intensity of the pain these wonderful ladies were experiencing I flew through this book as I wanted to keep reading to see where the path Victoria was walking would take her and now feel bereft as I no longer get to read about these fantastic characters Amanda Prowse always knows to create an emotionally charged read and this book ticks that box and then some A superb read that is well worthy of its 5 stars

  5. Susan in Perthshire says:

    The Day she came back, Amanda Prowse Received an ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review What a stunning, thought provoking and rich book this is The story of 18 year old Victoria Who lives with her grandmother as her Mum, Sarah, is dead, but who discovers on the death of her grandmother that her mother is alive Sarah s story Is tragic, dramatic, terrible and heart breaking yet ultimately inspiring I don t want to spoil any of the plot., but I might not be able to avoid it I did The Day she came back, Amanda Prowse Received an ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review What a stunning, thought provoking and rich book this is The story of 18 year old Victoria Who lives with her grandmother as her Mum, Sarah, is dead, but who discovers on the death of her grandmother that her mother is alive Sarah s story Is tragic, dramatic, terrible and heart breaking yet ultimately inspiring I don t want to spoil any of the plot., but I might not be able to avoid it I did not think I would enjoy the story of an 18 year old, who in the aftermath of her discovery, acts in a stupid, childish and irresponsible way It is understandable and forgivable because the writer does such a good job of developing the character I did enjoy the story, it was utterly riveting and emotional Ultimately it has a really happy ending, but the journey there is not smooth I can t recommend this book enough Fabulous 5 stars

  6. Sarah says:

    Amanda Prowse is an author whose writing gently draws you in and holds you within the story I loved the ease of how I settled right in from the first few pages alone Even only just meeting Victoria and her grandmother Prim, they felt like I had known them for years.The setting was so idyllic with the beautiful family home, Rosebank, definitely capturing my imagination For Victoria to find herself the owner at the young age of eighteen, is a huge responsibility, especially when dealing with gr Amanda Prowse is an author whose writing gently draws you in and holds you within the story I loved the ease of how I settled right in from the first few pages alone Even only just meeting Victoria and her grandmother Prim, they felt like I had known them for years.The setting was so idyllic with the beautiful family home, Rosebank, definitely capturing my imagination For Victoria to find herself the owner at the young age of eighteen, is a huge responsibility, especially when dealing with grief Again, this is an author who writes from the heart The utter devastation and anxiety of losing a loved one, leapt from the pages and I felt every emotion that Victoria was going through.Something that really stood out to me was the friendship between Victoria and her best friend Daksha They have been friends for forever and you could feel their closeness The reason why their relationship stood out to me is that Daksha at times shows the true meaning of friendship Telling your best friend things they don t want to hear is never easy but that s what a true friend will do Seeing this pair going through some ups and downs as Victoria tries to deal with her grief as well as get her head around an enormous lie, was both captivating and emotional.This is a story that will have you questioning if you would do things differently Who knows what we would do in the same position I can t say I totally agreed with Prim and Victoria s mother with how they handled things but I could understand why The relationship between a mother and daughter is not always an easy one so you can t help admiring both these women I also greatly admired Victoria for how she handles things She doesn t always make the best choices but the way she deals with the outcome shows what a wonderful young lady she is.The Day She Came Back grabbed hold of me and kept me there until I turned the last page I was captivated by these very different women and the dynamics of their relationships As I have mentioned before, Amanda writes from the heart and as with all her books, this was another compelling and emotive read Another winner for me.My thanks to the author and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway

  7. AtomicBooks says:

    I d wanted to read a book by Amanda Prowse for a while so was really pleased to get an advanced copy of The Day She Came Back and I wasn t disappointed This book is beautifully written It is very insightful and quite an emotional read but ultimately really powerful and positive All the characters are so real, and you really believe and feel their conversations and emotions I ll admit to shedding a little tear at the end of the book This may have been my first book but it won t be my last S I d wanted to read a book by Amanda Prowse for a while so was really pleased to get an advanced copy of The Day She Came Back and I wasn t disappointed This book is beautifully written It is very insightful and quite an emotional read but ultimately really powerful and positive All the characters are so real, and you really believe and feel their conversations and emotions I ll admit to shedding a little tear at the end of the book This may have been my first book but it won t be my last Sadly Victoria s grandmother Primrose passes away and as Victoria is starting to learn to deal with this she comes face to face with a lady at her the funeral who claims to be her dead mother, Sarah As Victoria starts to get know Sarah it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping secrets from her At the same time as coming to terms with Her grandmothers death she struggles to understand her family s secrets and the truth but knows she must find a way forward to survive

  8. Nicola Short says:

    Secrets come to light once Victoria s grandmother passes away What will this do to Victoria s future What follows is a very emotional and heartbreaking journey for Victoria Family secrets, hidden truths and learning to forgive are encountered along the way.Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

  9. Teresa Nikolic says:

    How do you forgive the family that lied to you and love the mom you never had Victoria has led a very love filled relaxed life in Epsom, Surrey brought up by her grandparents after being told her mother, Sarah and father, Marcus are dead Prim, Victoria s grandmother, will never speak of Marcus, blaming him for causing her daughter s death by introducing her to drugs When Victoria comes home one day and discovers Prim has passed away her world turns on its head and she is left alone, the close How do you forgive the family that lied to you and love the mom you never had Victoria has led a very love filled relaxed life in Epsom, Surrey brought up by her grandparents after being told her mother, Sarah and father, Marcus are dead Prim, Victoria s grandmother, will never speak of Marcus, blaming him for causing her daughter s death by introducing her to drugs When Victoria comes home one day and discovers Prim has passed away her world turns on its head and she is left alone, the closest she has to family now is her best friend Daksha, who rallies round as best she can, always with the offer of a cup of tea not far away On the day of Prim s funeral a woman turns up, claiming to be the mother that she thought was dead Victoria cannot understand why Prim, the one woman she thought she could trust, would lie to her, but to ever be happy again she needs to find out why Can she ever trust anyone again This story is split between Epsom, Surrey and beautiful Oslo, Norway which Amanda frequently speaks about so lovingly It s a tale of addiction, love, loss and trust We all believe we can trust those that we love implicitly, when that trust is broken what do we have left Amanda Prowse is one of my go to authors when I need a change of genre from the thrillers and crime that I m used to, I know without even reading the blurb that I m going to love the book because, as I ve said before, Amanda brings her characters to life through the pages of her books and makes them so realistic that I feel I m living their lives with them She covers topics that resonate with us all as we, or someone we know, face these at some point in our lives, she delivers them so on point and so beautifully that it s impossible not to be affected in some way, and once again, I cried so many times through this one I d like to thankPublishing and Netgalley for the auto approval I will post my review on Goodreads now and onon publication day

  10. Jeanne says:

    Victoria has been raised by her grandmother, Prim, after her parents died when she was a baby of a drug overdose When she is 18 Victoria and her friend, Daksha, are planning a trip to figure out what they want to do with their lives One afternoon she comes home from an errand and finds her grandmother has passed away sitting in her chair in the garden Prim is alone with no family and then a strange woman, Sarah, shows up at the funeral claiming to be her dead mother There were times I wanted Victoria has been raised by her grandmother, Prim, after her parents died when she was a baby of a drug overdose When she is 18 Victoria and her friend, Daksha, are planning a trip to figure out what they want to do with their lives One afternoon she comes home from an errand and finds her grandmother has passed away sitting in her chair in the garden Prim is alone with no family and then a strange woman, Sarah, shows up at the funeral claiming to be her dead mother There were times I wanted to smack some sense into Victoria She had good friends and people to help her but she was so angry at the lie her grandmother told that she lashed out at everyone She hooks up with Flynn, a boy she had a crush on in school, and things go very badly Finally she begins the process of healing and reconnecting with her mother There were times when I did not like Victoria but she was acting out of character for her but at the same time her emotions were predictable Sarah s strength and sacrifices were remarkable and I liked the slow building of their relationship and the bonding between them Everyone should have a friend like Daksha The setting of her home with Prim, Rosebank, sounded wonderful with turret rooms and stained glass and I can picture the old lady decor with all of her mementos I could almost smell the flowers she kept around the house The setting in Oslo was likewise appealing with the cold and crisp air, people walking and biking everywhere, the warmth in the coffee shops and the spare decor of Sarah s and Jens s apartment The author takes on a difficult topic and family drama but never crosses the line into being maudlin This is the second book I have read by this author and I look forward to many .Thank you to netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a review