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Women’s Fiction | The Things I Know | Amanda Prowse

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We’re delighted to be sharing Alice-Jane’s thoughts on publication day for The Things I Know by Amanda Prowse.

Book cover The Things I Know by Amanda Prowse

Thomasina ‘Hitch’ Waycott loves living and working on the remote family farm and B&B. But she also wants more. To see the world. To own her own home. To fall madly in love.

But those are fairy tales, and if her life is a fairy tale, then she’s the ugly duckling. Her deformed lip, her crooked limbs and her weak heart have kept her from taking chances. But that’s about to change.

When Grayson Potts comes to stay, he’s unlike anyone Thomasina has ever met. He’s aloof, eccentric and exceptionally kind. He’s also totally unconcerned with the physical flaws that have always defined Thomasina.

The two form a bond that neither has had before. It’s possible that it could become something more, but Thomasina also wonders if it’s too good to be true. By putting her heart on the line, Thomasina may open herself to heartbreak. But she may also open herself to so much more.

The Things I Know by Amanda Prowse in published by Lake Union Publishing and is available to purchase in digital, paperback and audiobook formats.


The Things I Know heralded such joy at finding love in the most unlikely of moments, and to people who appear to live life without a chance to do so.

For Thomsina, her chance meeting with Grayson Potts leads her to challenge all her inhibitors in life – mostly of which appear to come from others and not her own disabilities.

Her driving force comes from Grayson’s faith in her abilities which leads her learn about herself and determine what it is she really wants. 

Amanda Prowse helps the reader to focus on the fact that we cannot let others judgements and perceptions of us determine how we see ourselves. We are truly capable of whatever we decide we want to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed this empowering story. 

Alice-Jane guest reviewer on Jera's Jamboree

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Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author who has published eighteen novels in dozens of languages. Her recent chart topping No.1 titles ‘What Have I Done?’, ‘Perfect Daughter’ and ‘My Husband’s Wife’ have sold millions of copies around the world.

Other novels by Amanda Prowse include ‘A Mother’s Story’ which won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the year Award and ‘Perfect Daughter’ that was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016. Amanda’s book ‘The Food of Love’ went straight to No.1 in Literary Fiction when it was launched in the USA and she has been described by the Daily Mail as ‘The Queen of Drama’ for her ability to make the reader feel as if they were actually in the story.

Now published by Lake Union, Amanda Prowse is the most prolific writer of contemporary fiction in the UK today; her titles also score the highest online review approval ratings for several genres.

A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda Prowse is a regular panellist on the Channel 5 show ‘The Wright Stuff’ and numerous daytime ITV programmes. She makes countless guest appearances on BBC and independent Radio stations where she is well known for her insightful observations of human nature and her infectious observational humour.

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 9+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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