Today on my blog I have a review for The Story After Us by Fiona Perrin.
If she tries very hard, Ami can remember when she used to have a dynamic and exciting career and a husband who she loved more than life itself, and who was equally smitten with her…
Now she has two children, a terrifyingly large mortgage, and no idea who she has become – or why she and her husband can’t even be in the same room anymore.
With life as she knew it in tatters around her, Ami is heartbroken, and in no way pulling off ‘consciously uncoupling’ like a celeb. But she’s starting to wonder if she just might come out the other side and be… happier?
As funny as Helen Fielding, as poignantly touching as Marian Keyes, Fiona Perrin’s dazzling debut is a story that is as much about finding out who you really are again, as it is about the exhausting balancing act of motherhood. Unmissable for women everywhere.
Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2Rka46H
Fiona was a journalist and copywriter before building a career as a sales and marketing director in industry. Having always written, she completed the Curtis Brown Creative Writing course before writing The Story After Us.
As a mother and stepmother to four teenagers while holding down a fairly full-on job, she wanted to write grown-up commercial fiction about messy, modern love and families – with all their heartbreak, humour and hope.
She grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now she writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of the Lizard Peninsula, back in Cornwall. She’s currently there, writing her second novel for Aria.
Social Media Links
Website – www.fionaperrin.com
Twitter – @fionaperrin
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fionajperrinauthor
I’ve actually had this on my TBR pile for quite some time but never seemed to be able to get around to reading it, I’m quite disappointed I waited as this is an absolutely fantastic and beautiful read about a woman trying to find her place in society again. Not to mention learning to juggle being a single mother to 2 children and trying to make a success of her business.
Amelia (Ami) is happy (kind of). She is trying to run a branding company and get that to land the biggest account of the companies history. But inside she is fighting her own emotions and self esteem issues. Ami is probably one the of the most down to earth characters I’ve had the pleasure of reading about in a long time.
Lars (Ami’s husband) I wasn’t much a fan of. He seemed to make everything about him and that got up my nose a bit.
Fiona’s writing style was brilliant, I loved it! I loved how we go from the present (2017) and Ami’s past years with Lars leading up to him wanting a divorce. This story is very much about being an independent woman and not needing a man to complete you. I truly loved it and giving it a 4/5.
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