Waiting to Begin by Amanda Prowse

Waiting to Begin
.PDF, 279 pages
Expected Publication: June 8th 2021 by Amazon Publishing UK/Lake Union Publishing

About the Book:
1984. Bessie is a confident sixteen-year-old girl with the world at her feet, dreaming of what life will bring and what she’ll bring to this life. Then everything comes crashing down. Her bright and trusting smile is lost, banished by shame—and a secret she’ll carry with her for the rest of her life.

2021. The last thirty-seven years have not been easy for Bess. At fifty-three she is visibly weary, and her marriage to Mario is in tatters. Watching her son in newlywed bliss—the hope, the trust, the joy—Bess knows it is time to face her own demons, and try to save her relationship. But she’ll have to throw off the burden of shame if she is to honour that sixteen-year-old girl whose dreams lie frozen in time.

Can Bess face her past, finally come clean to Mario, and claim the love she has longed to fully experience all these years?

My Review:
I really enjoy Amanda Prowse books. Deep topics that are sensitively written with great characters. This book is about what ifs, the grass is always greener and how you should be grateful for what you have, even if it seems to be little at the moment. It made me reflect on my own blessings. It is also about secrets and how they can affect your life and happiness...or lack thereof. I

 read this in a day as couldn't put it down and was intrigued to know the secret of Bess' life in 1984. Me being around the same age as Bess and growing up at the same time really made me sink into this one.

A clever story that I got totally absorbed in, written with warmth and compassion.  This is a thoughtful, moving story and I really loved it....Would highly recommend, and looking forward to the next one from Ms. Prowse, she is an automatic request for me.

Thank you NetGalley, Amanda Prowse and Amazon Publishing UK/Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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