The Story After Us – Fiona Perrin

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?

 

 

My review

The story starts on a high in the lives of Lars and Ami. The author takes us through their marriage with ups and downs. But what will the outcome be? Will they be able to get their lives on track again?

This is a very beautiful and emotional story. I suppose a lot of people will be able to recognize some parts of their own lives or of those of loved ones in it. Is doing the right thing always the right thing to do or might it make you even more miserable? Or is doing the right thing what you have to do even if it does not really feel right? And what is the right thing? For whom is it the right thing? If you can answer these questions, you know what you have to do. Finally the most important thing is for everybody to feel good even if that means making hard decisions.

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.

Thank you, Fiona Perrin and LoveBooksGroup.

About the author

Fiona 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.

As a mother and stepmother to four teenagers while holding down a fairly full-on job, she wanted to write grown-up commercial fiction about messy, modern love and families – with all their heartbreak, humour and hope.

She grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now she writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of the Lizard Peninsula, back in Cornwall. She’s currently there, writing her second novel for Aria