An Ordinary Life By Amanda Prowse

An Ordinary Life By Amanda Prowse


Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories.

London, 1940s. Molly is a bright young woman, determined to help the war effort and keep her head up despite it all. Life becomes brighter when she meets and falls in love with a man who makes her forget everything with one dance. But then war forces her to make an unforgettable sacrifice, and when she’s brought to her knees by a daring undercover mission with the French Resistance, only her sister knows the secret weighing heavily on Molly’s heart.

Now, lying in her hospital bed, Molly can’t escape the memories of what she lost all those years ago. But she is not as alone as she thinks.

Will she be able to find peace—and finally understand that what seemed to be an ordinary life was anything but?

My Thoughts:

I love reading books about the past especially ones that date back to the 1940’s, it seemed an interesting era with lots going on. The story is about Molly and her life, the book is mainly to do with her growing up in the 1940’s but does flit forward to her present. I really felt as though I was a part of the story, it seemed to wrap itself around me and I wondered what would happen to Molly. She seemed a strong woman that could hold her own. The things she had to do whilst growing up in that era shocks me but then that is what you had to do. Each chapter shows Molly at each age of her life, and what happened to her at that age, she goes through a lot and the story makes you feel grateful for what you have. I shed a few tears at the end for this courageous and smart lady. I loved it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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