The Food of Love



The Food of Love Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi Her home is filled with love and laughter.But when Lexi s struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.In this compelling and heart wrenching new work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one ordinary family confronts unexpected difficulties and discovers that love can find its way through life s darkest moments. Best Read Kindle ePUB The Food of Love author Amanda Prowse – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 364 pages
  • The Food of Love
  • Amanda Prowse
  • English
  • 03 August 2018

15 thoughts on “The Food of Love

  1. sue says:

    This is a totally and utterly compelling read.My heart broke for all those involved in this mental health story of anorexia.For Freya the Mum An excellent Mom who continually questioned herself Going over the fact that maybe in some way she was to blame What she said What she did The anguish that brought her was very much a Mother s emotional state with anything affecting your child.The denial, then, the acceptance followed by I can sort this, I m her mom Lexi was a sweet child, being in t This is a totally and utterly compelling read.My heart broke for all those involved in this mental health story of anorexia.For Freya the Mum An excellent Mom who continually questioned herself Going over the fact that maybe in some way she was to blame What she said What she did The anguish that brought her was very much a Mother s emotional state with anything affecting your child.The denial, then, the acceptance followed by I can sort this, I m her mom Lexi was a sweet child, being in the throws of anorexia did change her nature right away it was also picked up by the school Then, of course Freya s denial surfaced.Lochie her husband and father to Lexi and their other daughter, came across as a really excellent hands on father ...

  2. Dash fan says:

    If I could award this book 10 stars I would.I have never read a book so intense, so heartbreaking yet so frustrating, so insightful as The Food of Love Amanda took me on a journey and opened my eyes wide to Anorexia and the heartache and struggles this poor little girl faces on a daily basis.I shed many a tear whilst reading this book which never happens to me, and believe me when I say I have read a lot of true horrific stories But this one touched me like no other book has.You can see how mu If I could award this book 10 stars I would.I have never read a book so intense, so heartbreaking yet so frustrating, so insightful as The Food of Love Amanda took me on a journey and opened my eyes wide to Anorexia and the heartache and struggles this poor little girl faces on a daily basis.I shed many a tear whilst reading this book which never happens to me, and believe me when I say I have read a lot of true horrific stories But this one touched me like no other book has.You can see how much time and research Amanda has done whist writing each and every page.She mentions the Pro Ana websites and the tricks and sneaky ways in which Anorexia takes hold One moment sticks in my mind, when Lexi puts money in her shoes to make herself weigh .I really don t know where to begin.Lexi has Anorexia She lives at home with her big sister Charlotte and her Parents Freya and Lockie.At first Lexi s Mum gets called into the school after Lexi faints skipping meals.Freya dismiss...

  3. Brandice says:

    Mixed review from me for The Food of Love, a story about the Braithwaites, a seemingly put together, nuclear family Freya is a food writer and doting mother Her husband, Lockie, is a photographer They have 2 teenage daughters Charlotte, who is wrapping up school before she heads off to university, and Lexi, their 15 year old Lexi and Charlotte bicker like teenage sisters often do, however as a whole, the family is a strong, united group The story is centered around Lexi s anorexia and how Mixed review from me for The Food of Love, a story about the Braithwaites, a seemingly put together, nuclear family Freya is a food writer and doting mother Her husband, Lockie, is a photographer They have 2 teenage daughters Charlotte, who is wrapping up school before she heads off to university, and Lexi, their 15 year old Lexi and Charlotte bicker like teenage sisters often do, however as a whole, the family is a strong, united group The story is centered around Lexi s anorexia and how it deeply affects the entire family Freya and Lockie are shocked, frustrated, and devastated as they deal with the eating order and its impact on both of their daughters and their relationships, with each of them and with each other I can t imagine the toll this takes on a family and know it is realistic, to a degree It s easy to say I d never do that until directly faced with a situation yourself That said, the parents behavior, particularly Freya s, annoyed me to no end thro...

  4. Ammara Abid says:

    Food is her sickness and food is her cure Tears are rolling down on my cheeks, My heart is heavy, My mind get exhausted,All is irresistible I exactly don t know how I m feeling right now but this is so excruciating An excerpt from the book that explains what The food of love is all aboutI live in a house where anorexia has swept all of the joy associated with eating out of the door and in its place left an awkward dust that lingers on surfaces, tainting our everyday actions and yes, eveFood is her sickness and food is her cure Tears are rolling down on my cheeks, My heart is heavy, My mind get exhausted,All is irresistible I exactly don t know how I m feeling right now but this is so excruciating An excerpt from the book that explains what The food of love is all aboutI live in a house where anorexia has swept all of the joy associated with...

  5. Lorraine Wilke says:

    SPOILERS INCLUDED This is a story about anorexia The horrifying, pervasive, immersively devastating illness of anorexia, and the author lays out the process and powerlessness of her characters journeys in painful detail and with tremendous passion and heart.As much as you may think you know about the disease, the stomach churning, revoltingly visceral and corporeal details of a child who spends every waking moment avoiding, analyzing, regurgitating, and rejecting food in the need to starve her SPOILERS INCLUDED This is a story about anorexia The horrifying, pervasive, immersively devastating illness of anorexia, and the author lays out the process and powerlessness of her characters journeys in painful detail and with tremendous passion and heart.As much as you may think you know about the disease, the stomach churning, revoltingly visceral and corporeal details of a child who spends every waking moment avoiding, analyzing, regurgitating, and rejecting food in the need to starve herself are brutal Sickening Horrifying But then there s really no other way to depict this disease, as it IS all those things.The family at the center, dominated by the maternally driven Freya, is a warm, cohesive, loving group at the story s beginning One of the most successful, if wrenching, elements of the book is following their steady downward tra...

  6. Laura says:

    In a world obsessed with body image, this had the potential to be an insightful read about one young girls struggle with anorexia nervosa, if it had been told from said girls perspective Instead, it is told from the viewpoint of her rather overbearing mother who just happens to be a food blogger Almost every piece of dialect in the book is too upbeat to be taken seriously, to the point where it borders on cheesiness I understand the author wanted to create a relatively happy family picture be In a world obsessed with body image, this had the potential to be an insightful read about one young girls struggle with anorexia nervosa, if it had been told from said girls perspective Instead, it is told from the viewpoint of her rather overbearing mother who just happens to be a food blogger Almost every piece of dialect in the book is too upbeat to be taken seriously, to the point where it borders on cheesiness I understand the author wanted to create a relatively happy family picture before anorexia happened but in real life parents do not speak to their teenagers with such enthusiasm about Ev...

  7. Joanne Robertson says:

    My mum has always used the Eleanor Roosevelt quote A woman is like a tea bag You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water and that was the first thing that popped into my head when I met Freya in The Food of Love She is happily married possibly even a smug happily married to Lockie with teenage daughters Charlotte and Lexie Being a mum to teenage girls is a tough job I know but the unexpected horror of discovering Lexie is anorexic comes as a HUGE shock to all the My mum has always used the Eleanor Roosevelt quote A woman is like a tea bag You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water and that was the first thing that popped into my head when I met Freya in The Food of Love She is happily married possibly even a smug happily married to Lockie with teenage daughters Charlotte and Lexie Being a mum to teenage girls is a tough job I know but the unexpected horror of discovering Lexie is anorexic comes as a HUGE shock to all the family Amanda Prowse doesn t shrink away from showing this awful condi...

  8. debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister says:

    Full review to follow.

  9. Karen Mace says:

    I received a copy of this via NetGalley and the publishers in return for a fair and honest review.This turned out to be a much darker read than I was imagining as it deals with the devastating effects that an eating disorder has on a family.The Braithwaite family seem to be the perfect family a loving couple, Freya and Lockie, and their two daughters, Charlotte and Lexi Even the teenage girls squabbling seems to fit the normality of the family, but it soon becomes clear that one of the daught I received a copy of this via NetGalley and the publishers in return for a fair and honest review.This turned out to be a much darker read than I was imagining as it deals with the devastating effects that an eating disorder has on a family.The Braithwaite family seem to be the perfect family a loving couple, Freya and Lockie, and their two daughters, Charlotte and Lexi Even the teenage girls squabbling seems to fit the normality of the family, but it soon becomes clear that one of the daughters, Lexi, is hiding a very big secret from the rest of her family And when tha...

  10. Malia says:

    The Food of Love is a difficult story to read, and I am not quite sure how to review it The story touches on some very complicated issues, so I will give it a bit of a think before I write a longer review For now, I ll just say I recommend it Findreviews and bookish fun at

  11. Cynthia Corral says:

    I honestly don t think a lot of this book It s not terrible, but it s nowhere near the best book about anorexia that I ve ever read It feels like someone did a lot of research on anorexia and then just wrote a story about what they think it s like to have a suffering family member I didn t feel the characters were that fleshed out and there just wasn t a lot of meat in the story.I also had a lot of issues with the mother, who was muchinterested in being a friend to her daughter than in I honestly don t think a lot of this book It s not terrible, but it s nowhere near the best book about anorexia that I ve ever read It feels like someone did a lot of research on anorexia and then just wrote a story about what they think it s like to have a suffering family member I didn t feel the characters were that fleshed out and there just wasn t a lot of meat in the story.I also had a lot of issues with the mother, who was muchinterested in being a friend to her daughter than in being a mother I don t understand parents who firmly believe their teenagers wou...

  12. Ana says:

    Originally posted on This Chick ReadsIn January this year 2016 I had the pleasure to read Amanda Prowse s Another Love and I loved every second of it Though we re at the end of the year now and I ve read so many good books through out this year, Another Love is definitely one of my top 5 2016 releases Naturally, loving Amanda s writing so much, I was very excited to read her latest book, The Food of Love This book is among the last I ll read this year if not even the last , so I do l Originally posted on This Chick ReadsIn January this year 2016 I had the pleasure to read Amanda Prowse s Another Love and I loved every second of it Though we re at the end of the year now and I ve read so many good books through out this year, Another Love is definitely one of my top 5 2016 releases Naturally, loving Amanda s writing so much, I was very excited to read her latest book, The Food of Love This book is among the last I ll read this year if not even the last , so I do like the symbolism, starting and ending 2016 with a book by one of my favourite authors.Needless to say I had really high hopes for this book I know this might seem like a terrible pressure for the authors, but it comes with the territory No matter how much I try to have as little expectations as possible for a book, it s ver...

  13. Melodie says:

    This is one of the most compelling stories I have read in a long time Anorexia and it s devastating effects on it s victim along with the collateral damage to those who love the victim are portrayed here Freya and Lockie have two beautiful teenage daughters They skate along, happy and generally content with their lives Freya is alerted by the school that her youngest, Lexie is showing signs of stress At first, Freya is sure that whatever the problem is she can handle it When it becomes cl This is one of the most compelling stories I have read in a long time Anorexia and it s devastating effects on it s victim along with the collateral damage to those who love the victim are portrayed here Freya and Lockie have two beautiful teenage daughters They skate along, happy and generally content with their lives Freya is alerted by the school that her youngest, Lexie is showing signs of stress At first, Freya is sure that whatever the problem is she can handle it When it becomes clear the gravity of the problem is much deeper that she realized, she throws herself into fixing it Afterall, she is Lexie s mom, she knows her daughter better than anyone T...

  14. Sarah says:

    I have been having a bit of a binge read of this authors books recently Every one of them has touched me in some way butso this one.This certainly wasn t an easy read by any means I m sure we are all aware of eating disorders, through Freya and her family, we get to see first hand what it is like to live with anorexia.I found this to be an extremely emotional read My heart literally broke in so many pieces, not just for Lexi or Freya, but for the whole family It was awful seeing Lexi o I have been having a bit of a binge read of this authors books recently Every one of them has touched me in some way butso this one.This certainly wasn t an easy read by any means I m sure we are all aware of eating disorders, through Freya and her family, we get to see first hand what it is like to live with anorexia.I found this to be an extremely emotional read My heart literally broke in so many pieces, not just for Lexi or Freya, but for the whole family It was awful seeing Lexi on a road to self destruction and taking her family with her.Having never witnessed this disorder first hand, it was such an eye opener seeing how much it affects the people closest to it I wanted to reach out to Lexi and get through to her The authors skill of getting across the characters emotions is just exceptional...

  15. Rebecca says:

    Originally reviewed on Becca s Books In this brand new raw, emotional and powerful novel by the incredible Amanda Prowse, readers are invited into the story unfolding on the pages and are witness to the fallout of what it s like when an eating disorder rears its head within a close knit and loving family, seemingly out of nowhere.In Prowse s The Food of Love, we re introduced to the Braithwaite family There s Freya, the loving, caring and kind mother There s Lockie, Freya s wonderful husband Originally reviewed on Becca s Books In this brand new raw, emotional and powerful novel by the incredible Amanda Prowse, readers are invited into the story unfolding on the pages and are witness to the fallout of what it s like when an eating disorder rears its head within a close knit and loving family, seemingly out of nowhere.In Prowse s The Food of Love, we re introduced to the Braithwaite family There s Freya, the loving, caring and kind mother There s Lockie, Freya s wonderful husband and father to their two teenage girls, and then there s Charlotte and Lexi At first glance, this family are just like any other Busy with work and school, but still managing to find the time to care and nurt...

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