The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

From bestselling author Amanda Prowse comes a tale of a blissful life, a happy marriage, a beloved son…and a tragedy that destroys it all.


When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there.

In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. Convinced that their happy marriage is now a sham, and unable to remain in the place where she lost her son, she goes home to Bristol alone.

Only when she starts receiving letters from Cee-Cee, her housekeeper in Bermuda, does light begin to return to Rachel’s soul. She and James both want to learn to live again—but is it too late for them to find a way through together?


MoMoBookDiary Review

Beautiful yet heartbreaking.

Having read a few of Amanda Prowse’s books previously I knew this would be an emotional read. It was and yet, I feel better for having read it and  shed many tears for Rachel, James, Oscar and Cee-Cee.

Amanda Prowse really puts her beautiful soul into each and every story.  She finds a way to stir your emotions even if you have never experienced the heartache described in the book.  I felt that I was there with the characters experiencing the loss of their child with them. Bermuda has always been a place I think of as a paradise and beautiful, after this I will always think of Oscar.

Whilst I have never had children of my own I could relate to the feeling of loss after losing a loved one. I lost my mother almost two years ago and I am still trying to find my own path to healing and learning to love life again.

I read this book overnight whilst unable to sleep and this morning I feel so at peace, so calm, yet heartbroken for parents everywhere who have lost a child.  Grief is a difficult subject and Amanda has proven time and time again that she knows exactly the right words to use.

Thank you Amanda Prowse for giving us another beautiful story told in your own sensitive manner. Happy and sad, Love and loss all mixed up together and finished off with a perfect conclusion.

  • AUTHOR: Amanda Prowse
  • PUBLISHED: Lake Union Publishing
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 September 2018


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*I purchased the book from Amazon and as such am unable to submit my review to NetGalley until they accept my request to review or open to other reviewers.


Read all about Amanda Prowse on her very informative website and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook



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