Book Review: Will You Remember Me? by Amanda Prowse

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4.5 stars for making me cry through the last few chapters of Will You Remember Me? by my new Queen, Amanda Prowse— and it was even sweeter knowing this was a signed copy that my friend Claire secured for me. I make no pretense here: I waffle back and forth between Amanda Prowse and Kate Morton as my favorite contemporary fiction female storyteller but it always comes down to who makes me tear up the most… Wow, this was quite a story and I can’t wait to devour another one of her books next month.
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Although part of a series, it can definitely be read standalone as the series seems to jump around from character to character. I didn’t read the first book, Poppy Day, which focuses on the same lead but I have a feeling it’s okay to go out of order. Poppy is 32, married to the love of her life, has two wonderful children and a great sense of happiness for the future — until she finds a small lump in her breast, and nothing is ever the same again. Prowse takes us thru the journey as Poppy begins to realize everything she will lose. From telling her husband to searching for her unknown father, finding a new family member and saying goodbye to people for the final time… this tale will have you holding your breath, tearing up, and gritting your teeth with anger and disappointment. Things don’t always work out. Sometimes they do but on a different level. What fine balance in this beautiful and heartwarming piece of brilliance.

My only minor hesitancy in giving a full 5 stars is that there were a few moments where I wanted more details about her relationships with her mother, doctor, and son. There was a lot to cover in the book, and it was the right page count but it was a tad short on some details and a bit full on others that didn’t add 100% value. All very, very minor and just a personal taste for me. I definitely recommend this book especially with the sea of stories out there probably full of similar tones and styles. What’s different for me in a novel by Prowse is the genuine understanding of what the person is suffering from. It’s not just words strung together to make a reader sad and empathize. It’s as if you’re sitting there with the same pains and wishing only for a way to make it better for both you and the one suffering in the book. That’s an author I respect and plan to read her full canon as quickly as I can!

 

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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14 thoughts on “Book Review: Will You Remember Me? by Amanda Prowse

    shalini said:
    June 23, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Great review Jay, she is great. But I can’t read her books on most days, I cry for days. But she is the queen of emotions, nobody can make a reader cry like she does.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM

      Exactly. I spent an hour crying this afternoon while finishing it then thinking about what I’d do in the situation. Oh… and she has so many to get thru. 🙂

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        shalini said:
        June 23, 2018 at 3:32 PM

        Just can’t read it. I read Anna and cried for a week

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    Rae Longest said:
    June 23, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    You mention this author and Kate Morton in the same “breath” which makes me think I should look into her books. Your review makes me think this one would be a good place to start.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 24, 2018 at 6:36 AM

      She’s quite good. Not historical and writes with a bit less lyrical imagery, but the story and characters are more moving and captivating.

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    Lisa@LismorePaperCo. said:
    June 23, 2018 at 10:37 PM

    Fantastic review! This book made me cry, too. She is a master at evoking emotion. 💗🌞

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    Cozynookbks said:
    June 24, 2018 at 7:45 AM

    Sounds poignant to say the least. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

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    carhicks said:
    June 25, 2018 at 6:43 AM

    I have also discovered Amanda Prowse recently. I have enjoyed the couple I have read. Being as this is an older one, I will read this series in order. Another great review James. I am going to add these to my TBR right away.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 25, 2018 at 6:57 AM

      I hope you enjoy them. I am not certain they need to be read in exact order but then again, I’m not sure which characters cross over. It’s not all the same from what I can tell. But Poppy Day is the first one with this character, so that’s the definite start if you like reading in order like me!

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        carhicks said:
        June 25, 2018 at 11:55 AM

        I think I will see if I can find that one. Thanks

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    Phenomenal review Jay! I don’t think I can try her right now due to the emotional aspect, but I’m definitely adding this to my tbr.

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