New Review~~The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse


What would you do if you learned that the life you lived was a lie?

Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love.


Nicole’s 4.5 Blush Review

Imagine this.

You are happily married with 2 great kids who happen to go to one of the most prestigious schools in the area, a big beautiful home, a fancy car and nothing but time on your hands. Doesn’t sound too bad, right?

Now imagine this.

One minute you are sitting in the lap of luxury. The next minute, your whole world implodes. You husband has died in a horrific car accident, and while you grieve and try to figure out what to do next, you find out that all of that luxury is no longer yours. It belongs to the creditors that your husband was trying to keep at bay and a secret from you.

This is exactly what happens to Nina McCarrick. Left with not much more than the clothes on their backs and a few precious items that the creditors didn’t want, Nina must find a place for she and her boys to live and a way for her to support them. With no other choice, Nina returns to the town she grew up in and the sister whom she left behind so many years ago. For 3 people who have had nothing but the best for so many years, Nina’s hometown is a shock to the system with it’s lower middle class setting. As she and her boys adjust to their new lives, Nina works to right some of the wrongs of her past and make a better future than she may have had.

The Art of Hiding is the kind of book where “one more chapter” and “just until I get to a stopping place” don’t mean much. From the start, the story brings you in. You go through a whole host of emotions right along with Nina. You cheer her triumphs and cringe at her pain. Bottom line, I could not put this book down.


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