"In the early years, she was happy.
Romilly had worked hard for her stunning, modern house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. She adored her gorgeous, gap-toothed daughter and her kind and handsome husband. Sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine at the end of the day couldn't fix.
But then, as deep-buried insecurities surfaced, everything started to unravel. A glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly's family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love..."
What I Say:
I hadn't planned on posting my review of Another Love by Amanda Prowse yet as the book isn't out until (I believe) 16th January. However, I posted a brief review on Goodreads and Amanda has been sharing it on other social media so I thought she wouldn't mind.
Another Love is a stunning, emotionally intense story of a woman's struggle with alcohol and the effect it has on her relationships with those who love her most.
Told from the perspectives of Romilly and her daughter Celeste, it's raw, gritty and heartbreaking. The character development is rich and I really felt for them all.
The subject of alcoholism is dealt with honestly and brutally but with care and attention not to glamorise it nor to downplay the serious nature.
Whatever you do, don't miss this book! 10/10
Huge thanks to Amanda and Simeon Prowse for sending me an advance copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.