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Amanda Prowse

Amanda lives in the West Country with her husband Simeon and their two boys Ben and Josh.  All her novels share a common theme in that they are contemporary stories with love at their core, the main characters being ordinary women who are placed in extraordinary, current, gritty situations.   Amanda’s ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters and tales that fill your head so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades…

Amanda’s first novel, Poppy Day, was published in November 2012 by Head of Zeus, and her second and third novels, What Have I done? and Clover’s Child, were both published in 2013. A Little Love, Will You Remember Me? and Christmas For One were all published in 2014, and A Mother’s Story in 2015. Her next book, Perfect Daughter, will be published in July 2015.

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POPPY DAY
Ever since hairdresser Poppy Day married her childhood sweetheart, Mart, she’s been deliriously happy. Now Mart is fighting in Afghanistan, and Poppy is counting the days until he returns. It takes one knock at the door to rip Poppy’s world apart. Mart has been taken hostage, and it’s too dangerous for the army to rescue him. Poppy is determined to bring him home herself. But her journey will lead her to a heartbreaking dilemma. What price will she pay to save the man she loves? This is a gripping story of loss and courage from an author who knows what it is like to be the one left behind.

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Publisher:  Head of Zeus
Publication: October 2012

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WHAT HAVE I DONE?

‘A page-turning novel of loss and courage’ The Sun. ‘A fast, unputdownable read, Amanda Prowse adeptly fuses a tale of love and courage with the stark realities of war, both on the field and at home’ Red. ‘This romantic story of courage and determination is simply captivating’ Closer. ‘A modern-day love story … set to become a bestseller’Daily Mail.

Kathryn Brooker is the headmaster’s wife. While her husband spends his days disciplining unruly teenagers in the grand halls of Mountbriers Academy, Kathryn spends hers baking scones for her son’s cricket match in a beautiful cottage in the manicured school grounds.

In the evenings, when her husband strides home to compliment her cooking and kiss her hello – ignoring jokes from their children about grown-up lovebirds – Kathryn Brooker is the very picture of a fulfilled wife and mother. Anyone who peered through the downstairs sash window at the four figures sat easily around their scrubbed-pine kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world. They would envy Kathryn her perfect life.

But they would be wrong. Kathryn is trapped in a nightmare. And she is about to do something to change it. Something only a truly desperate woman would do…

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Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication: February 2013

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CLOVER’S CHILD

When eighteen-year-old Dot meets Sol, she feels that love has arrived at last. Solomon Arbuthnott is a man who can bring colour and warmth to her drab life in sixties London – and what’s more, he is a young, handsome soldier with excellent prospects. Someone who wants to give her everything she has dreamed of. Someone who can promise her blue skies, laughter, sun and always, always love.

And for a while, life is truly like a song. They stroll hand-in-hand by the Serpentine, dance cheek-to-cheek in Soho’s smoky bars, and begin to plan their idyllic future, growing old together in Sol’s ancestral home on the island of St Lucia.

But this is 1961. East End girls don’t date West Indian boys, let alone fall in love with them and leave the country. They stay at home and live the life their parents planned for them. Even if it leaves them lonelier than they ever thought possible. Even if it rips their heart in two…

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Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication: July 2013

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A LITTLE LOVE

Everybody needs a little love in their lives…

Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year.

But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past – especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love…

From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies – and finding happiness before it’s too late.

PUBLICATION DATE: 13th February 2014
PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus

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WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?

How do you say goodbye to your family for the last time?

Poppy Day is looking forward to her best year yet. She’s thirty-two, married to her childhood sweetheart, and a full-time mum of two gorgeous children. She loves her clean little house in the countryside – a far cry from the London estate where she grew up. Her husband Mart, a soldier, has just returned safe and sound from his latest tour.

But Poppy is so busy caring for others, she hasn’t noticed the fatigue in her body, or the menacing lump growing on her breast. If there’s anyone strong and deserving enough to defeat cancer it’s Poppy. After all, she’s fought harder battles than this. But does life really work like that?

PUBLICATION DATE: 17th July 2014
PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus

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A MOTHER’S STORY

I deserve all this because I did the worst thing a woman can do. The very worst.

Jessica’s wedding was like a fairytale. She looked radiant in a dress strewn with crystals. Her Dad conquered his nerves and made a tearful speech. And her gorgeous husband Matthew declared himself the luckiest man alive. Together, Jessica and Matthew feel like they can take on the world.

But when their beautiful baby girl is born, Jessica is gripped with panic and fear. She can’t tell anyone how she feels. Even when her life starts to spiral out of control…

This is her story. A mother’s story.

PUBLISHER: Head Of Zeus
PUBLICATION DATE: 26th February 2015

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CHRISTMAS FOR ONE

As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas…

This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire. Who cares if there’s no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own.

But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she’s planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?

PUBLICATION DATE: 20th November 2014
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

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PERFECT DAUGHTER

Wife. Mother. Daughter. What happens when it all becomes too much?

Jackie loves her family. Sure, her teenage children can be stroppy. Her husband a little lazy. And providing round-the-clock care for her Alzheimer’s-ridden mother is exhausting. She’s sacrificed a lot to provide this safe and loving home, in their cramped but cosy semi with a view of the sea.

All Jackie wants is for her children to have a brighter future than she did. So long as Martha, the eldest, gets into university and follows her dreams, all her sacrifice will be worth something… won’t it?

PUBLICATION DATE: 2nd July 2015
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

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TEN POUND TICKET: A SHORT STORY

Australia, 1962: Susie has just arrived on the boat from England. She is clutching a newborn baby, but she has no wedding ring on her left hand.

The land is dusty and hot, and the work is hard and tiring. All Susie wants is to go home. But with no money, and no hope, how can she turn her life around?

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st February 2015
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

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THE GAME: A SHORT STORY

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare…

Gemma Peters has everything a sixteen year old could want. Two loving parents, a good school, and close friends. Maybe sometimes her parents are a little overbearing, a little too adoring. But that’s the same for all teenagers, right?

Then, on the night of the school play, happy-go-lucky Gemma disappears without a trace. Where has she gone? Why has she been lying to her family? And, most importantly, will she ever come home?

A short story exclusive from bestselling author Amanda Prowse.

PUBLICATION DATE: 24th October 2013
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

Download It Here: The Game: A Short Story

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SOMETHING QUITE BEAUTIFUL: A SHORT STORY

Can you ever escape your fate?

Somewhere in the wilds of Scotland, three boys await their fate. They have been sentenced to twenty years in Glenculloch, a remote prison for the most hopeless of criminals. The rumours say that it is run by a woman who thinks she’s God. A woman who decides what is ugly, and what is beautiful. A woman who decides who lives, and who dies…

A short story from bestselling author Amanda Prowse.

PUBLICATION DATE: 31st October 2013
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

Download It Here: Something Quite Beautiful: A Short Story

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A CHRISTMAS WISH: A SHORT STORY

A special Christmas short story from Amanda Prowse: a wonderful, warm festive treat from a bestselling author.

Poppy is trying to make sure her children have the perfect Christmas. The fields are sparkling with snow, the turkey is roasting, and the tree is groaning with presents. But Poppy’s beloved husband is fighting in Afghanistan, and the kids are missing their Dad.

Can all their wishes come true without him? Or will they have the perfect Christmas after all?

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st December 2013
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

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NO GREATER LOVE – BOX SET

Please be aware the following product is a collection of three novels already published by Amanda Prowse. It is not a new novel.

Amanda Prowse’s NO GREATER LOVE collection features three interlinked novels about love, loss, courage and the search for happiness. They feature characters whose histories interweave through the generations: ordinary men and women who do extraordinary things for love. They are stories to keep you from switching off the bedside lamp at night, stories to remember long after the final page is turned…

This collection brings together POPPY DAY, WHAT HAVE I DONE? and CLOVER’S CHILD, and features an exclusive preview of the next novel in the series, A LITTLE LOVE.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st December 2013
PUBLISHED BY: Head of Zeus

Download It Here: No Greater Love – Box Set

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