A Mother’s Story, the “gripping and heart-wrenching novel” from Amanda Prowse about a young mother struggling to cope with postnatal depression, has won Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand’s e-book of the year.
Since mid-November, readers have been voting for their favourite e-books from an original list of 140 of the year’s biggest titles. Prowse’s seventh book beat out The Lie by C.L. Taylor (Avon), The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday), Paper Towns by John Green (Bloomsbury Children's) and The Final Minute by Tina Boyd (Arrow) to claim the top spot.
The “powerful” novel tells the story of Jessica, who, despite a loving relationship with her husband Matthew and a supportive family network, struggles to come to terms with the birth of her new child Lilly and fails to get in touch with her maternal instincts.
"The book tackles the traumatic, and often misunderstood, topic of postnatal depression with incredible detail, while delivering a tactful and though-provoking narrative," a Sainsbury's spokesperson said.
Prowse said: “I am absolutely over the moon to have won this award. What means the most to me, is that it is voted for by readers and book lovers. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, I am delighted that Jessica's story has resonated with new mums all over the world, and has been chosen among some very worthy competition.”
To celebrate Prowse’s success, Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand will be offering A Mother’s Story for 99p.