Sometimes the end is just the beginning...
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.
Praise for The Story After Us:
'A truthful, poignant and ultimately uplifting tale of modern marriage and modern divorce' Fiona Collins, author The Year of Being Single.
'Funny, engaging and poignant, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, found it easy to read and definitely recommend it' Claire Saul, painpalsblog.
'I loved the story. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking, but it made me smile as well. A very good mixture of excellent ingredients. 5 stars' Els, B for Book Review.
'This is an absolutely fantastic and beautiful read about a woman trying to find her place in society again. I truly loved it' Kim S, Netgalley.
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About the Author
Fiona Perrin 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. Fiona grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of The Lizard peninsula.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Story After Us by Fiona Perrin This book – definitely women’s fiction - may resonate with women that are going through tough times in their marriage. My takeaway from the story is that women must depend on, like and be true to themselves – a man cannot make their lives what it should be – they must do that themselves. This book tells the love story and falling away from love that Ami and Lars experience. Lars is studying in London when the two meet, they like then love one another, marry and start a family and then it all begins to fall apart. The story is told beginning with the wedding, moves to the present and then moves between the two till we catch up with them and proceeds forward from there. Not wanting to give away the plot I will say that trouble in a relationship requires two people and there is often fault or blame that can be attributed to both members of the team. I had mixed feelings reading this book. In a marriage for forty years I rolled my eyes at some of the things that happened and wanted to sit the two down and give them a talking to. I did find that I liked and disliked both Ami and Lars at times in the book. I feel they both became more aware and stronger by the end and do wish them luck in the future – even though they are fictional characters. Thank you to NetGalley and Aria for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars