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A loving mother. A
perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.
knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her
soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte
and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.
But when Lexi’s
struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for
granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that
can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.
In this compelling
and heart-wrenching new work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one ordinary
family tackles unexpected difficulties and discovers that love can find its way
through life’s darkest moments.
I am a relative
newbie to Amanda Prowse and her work, but wow, wow, wow! This woman sure knows
how to write a powerful book about hard hitting subjects that affect many
people every day. The theme of The Food of Love the still much misunderstood
and hidden taboo of anorexia.
What did I
love most about this book? The way that the author has bought to life an
illness that for many families is all too real, and something they live with
everyday. She has done it in a way that is sensitive, moving and for me very
educational and thought provoking. I don’t mind saying that this book gripped
me in a way that not many others have. I found it very very hard to walk away
from and really didn’t know right up until the very last chapter how it would
voyeur I gained an insight into eating disorders in a way that I hadn’t really
considered in the past. The helplessness and despair that the family felt
jumped off the page and I could also feel those emotions manifesting in me.
I loved (it
feels wrong to say love, but you know what I mean hopefully) the way that as a
reader we can see not only how it affects the person with the problem, but also
the impact on the family, particularly Freya, Lexi’s Mum. That sense of
frustration, despair, helplessness and anger were all encompassing for me. So
wonderfully put on to paper but bought to life, more than just words on a page.
I have been
fortunate that I have never really known a person who has an eating disorder,
and whilst thinking I could have some understanding it was only after reading
this book that I encountered someone with a severe eating disorder. I was
sitting in a coffee shop the other day and there was someone sitting opposite
me who was incredibly anxious, and very obviously very underweight. To sit
there watching them obsessed with watching others eat and drink whilst
constantly checking that their own stomach was perfectly concave bought me back
to this book and bought tears to my eyes. To eventually see the person stand up
and be able to proudly pull their stomach in to almost meet their spine was
The book is
a story of family, love and I am sure it will be one that as a reader you will
be absorbed in and deeply moved by. It is certainly a book that will always
stay with me.
writes books that are beautiful and I cannot recommend them enough. Her writing
is down to earth, realistic, and her ability to develop characters that touch
your heart, and have you reaching for tissues. Her books will definitely have
you riding an emotional rollercaster. I am off to purchase all her back