The Girl in the Corner

The Girl in the Corner

by Amanda Prowse


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ISBN-13: 9781503904996
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 207,016
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary-fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

You can find her online at, on Twitter @MrsAmandaProwse, and on Facebook at

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The Girl in the Corner 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MoMoBookDiary 17 days ago
Amanda Prowse takes her readers on a rollercoaster journey of emotions with wonderfully crafted characters. As always with this author you should have the tissues handy - you will need them!   It is a beautiful story which holds the reader captive from the first few pages due to Amanda’s way of writing that makes you really feel deeply for the characters.  This is a book that gives the message that we should be the person that we want to be, to try to live the life we want for ourselves, and not for anyone else. Beautiful and heartfelt book. Thank you Amanda.
Meemo_B 20 days ago
Amanda Prowse has become an auto-read author for me. I love her stories of ordinary women (and their families) who are thrown into extraordinary circumstances and how they react and adjust. This is another in that vein, and I was left guessing until almost the end as to how things would pan out for Rae-Valentine, what the truth of her situation would turn out to be, and what direction she would choose for her life. As a bonus, I listened to much of the audio version, which is read by the author, and she does a lovely job with the narration. Thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing a copy for an unbiased review.
connieb27 3 months ago
I received a netgalley of The Girl in the Corner by Amanda Prowse, in exchange for an honest review. Rae-Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts that have been married for 25 years. They were introduced to each other thru Howard's sister, Dolly. On the night of their monumental anniversary, Rae is learns of a betrayal that puts her in a tailspin. Instead of taking her husband on their anniversary vacation, she takes Dolly instead. This trip will bond her and Dolly. It will also make Rae look at her choices thus far and how she is going to proceed with her future. I felt for Rae and was rooting for her. I enjoyed the book and recommend to those who like women's fiction.
lorimac 7 months ago
The main character in this wonderful story is Rae-Valentine. As a young girl, she forever feels like she is the girl in the corner, hiding away, unlike her outgoing dancer older sister and her crazy best friend, Dolly. After marrying Dolly’s handsome brother, Howard, on the evening of Rae's 25th wedding anniversary, she feels she has it all- living in a beautiful house, two wonderful children, and a comfortable life. When it all comes crashing down that night due to being given information about her husband she never thought she would hear, Rea feels once again like the girl in the corner, being forgotten by those she loves. Following that evening, Rae has some hard decisions to make and the tale of her finding herself is very, very good. I loved this book and so happy I had the chance to read it by receiving a copy from NetGalley. It’s my first Amanda Prowse book and I can’t wait to read more. Highly recommended!!
lsmoore_43 7 months ago
I have read a few of Amanda Prowse’s books and loved them. They usually bring out many emotions, many tears, for me. This one didn’t do that. It was good don’t get me wrong. But it was also just not the kind of book I would usually read. There was no connection for me to the characters. Rae- Valentine let people make to many decisions for her that she should have made for herself. Especially after her husband of 25 years dropped a bomb in her lap on the night of said anniversary. I did not like him at all. I personally didn’t think he sounded sincere once he came to where Rae and Dolly, Howard’s loud sister, were on holiday. A holiday that was meant for Rae and Howard. He thought Rae would just forgive him that quickly... That is beyond belief in my opinion. Rae was a bit of a pushover though. She sorta of stood up to Dolly but then would back down again every time. She needed to tell them all where to go and how quick to get there. I would have respected her way more if she would have stood up to Howard and Dolly more. Then to find out that Dolly who was her best friend since the young age of 16 knew the secret, or part of it, that Howard was keeping, made her even more of a jerk. Even though Howard was her brother, Rae was her very best friend and deserved more respect from her. Then something happens that is sad, that part did make me cry, and Rae decides it’s time to get over the anger and forgive Howard. It’s not been that long by the way. But of course she finds out more things and then she decides it may be time for her to do things that she has always wanted to do. But will she? You’ll have to read the book to find out but I have to say I gained a bit of respect for her near the end. The way she interacted with her children, especially her daughter’s new love, gave me hope for Rae. That her sister, Debbie-Jo was very self centered and totally thought the world centered around her. I didn’t like her either. The only one I liked a bit was Dolly. Dolly was loud and overwhelmening but she was herself. She didn’t play games most of the time. I think she truly thought she was protecting Rae-Valentine by keeping secrets. I gave this book 3.5 stars only because it just didn’t keep me up reading or show the emotions that Amanda Prowe’s other novels have. I think it’s worth reading and do recommend you read it and judge for yourself. It was just not exactly my kind of story. Thank you to NetGally, Amanda Prowse, Lakeside group, Amazon Publishing UK and Lake Union for letting me read this in exchange for my very honest review.
lauriesophee 8 months ago
"Before that I was just a girl in the corner, faded into the background, and it wasn't nice; no one wants to be like that, like furniture!" A well written story about family, loss, and finding your way no matter how old you might be. Rae was always the "go to girl". She had the ideal life, family and best friend. But... something went wrong on the night of her twenty fifth anniversary party. Rae finds out from her husband that her life hasn't been as perfect or as pure as she has thought. Rae needs to find herself and break out of "the corner"! Will she? Can she? I truly enjoyed this novel and love Amanda's books!
Robindpdx 8 months ago
This was an entertaining, well-written book. Rae-Valentine is celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary when her husband reveals a shocking secret. Instead of going on his anniversary gift of a trip to Antigua with him, she takes her best friend, his sister. Now she has a chance to step back and re-evaluate the direction her life is taken, and maybe make some changes. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.
Donatelli 8 months ago
The Girl in the Corner, written by Amanda Prowse, is a hauntingly captivating book that will have you laughing one moment and tearful the next. This book is cleverly written intertwining, friendship, love, humor and on the darker side deception, envy, and betrayal, giving the reader a book they will be unable to put down. The Girl in the Corner is a very realistic fictional story of one woman's journey of self-examination. The main character, Rae-Valentine, a quiet girl, who felt unseen and inadequate throughout her teenage years, and then at sixteen she meets her soon to best friend, Dolly Latimer, who has a boisterous and domineering personality. That's when everything changes. Dolly fixes Rae up with her brother Howard. Rae not only falls in love with Howard but she also falls in love with his entire family and how different they are from her family. Fast forward twenty-seven years, Rae and Howard, surrounded by their two children and their families, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. After the party Howard delivers the ultimate betrayal leaving Rae questioning her whole life. There is so much about this book that I savored. Amanda Prowse writes so beautifully, and her characters have a real sense of authenticity, enabling the reader to develop a deep heartfelt connection to them. It was a pure joy reading how the girl in the corner found her true voice. ***I kindly received an ARC of this book by way of NetGalley/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked or required to leave a review to read this book. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. This review is my honest opinion .***
GraceJReviewerlady 8 months ago
Absolutely superb! Every woman who has ever felt taken for granted (and who hasn’t?) will identify with this book. Rae-Valentine is a shy sixteen year old who pales in comparison to her shining light sister. When she makes friends with Dolly, a much louder extrovert and is introduced to her vibrant family, Rae continues to be the quieter person – the one who everyone can depend on. But for how long? This is a truly amazing read; one which will make every woman feel as if Amanda Prowse has been sifting through their life and put her finger on the moments when they wish they had been more assertive. A beautifully written story, parts of which I could easily identify with (and which made me glad my first marriage ended sooner rather than later)! The characters are plentiful, realistic and a good cross section of society. There is more than enough detail to keep the reader glued to the pages and the ending is just sublime. A gorgeous book and one which will stay with me. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. This author never disappoints! My thanks to Lake Union Publishing for my copy via NetGalley. My opinions are completely my own.