Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. 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’s life of luxury quickly disappears 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.
Stirring and empowering, this novel from bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this tale of one woman’s loss and love.
The Art of Hiding is so gripping I had to read it in one day just to find out what the character would face next. I don’t want to say too much except and spoil the story for others. This is the story about a woman who has everything and nothing and it takes a series of ‘challenges’ for her to realise her full potential. And when I say challenges (in the same breath as Amanda Prowse) I’m talking jaw-dropping plot twists and OMG! moments.
The scenario in this book is so possible for any one of us. It’s a story that will make you reflect on your own life and have you counting your blessings.
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