Ebook: Also available as paperback 190 pages
Genre: Contemporary Womens Fiction
Publisher: CreateSpace (December 13, 2011)
Source: From the author in return for an unbiased review.
First Sentence: "I'm in love with a married man," Shona Morgan sighed deeply and put her head in her hands.
My opinion: Lively easy read.
I did sort of enjoy this, it was certainly a very lively easy read, two sessions and I was finished. I felt it was very weak to start with but it improved once the author got into her flow, The story might have improved but I am sorry to say the editing didn't, there are at least a couple of times where the wrong name is used which catches the reader off guard for a moment, so watch out for those if you decide to read this. The theme of the novel as you can easily tell from the first line is one we have all seen in novels like this before, married man and his sordid adulterous relationships which turn sour. In this case, to quote William Congreve, as the author herself does 'Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
I really did not like any of the characters, apart from the scorned wife. The male protagonist Mark McNamara is an unpleasant person, he deserves everything he gets. However I must say that I did not have much sympathy for the 'other' women in his life either. Rebecca his wife is the only character I had any sympathy for at all and I felt she was right wanting her revenge. This will no doubt stir your emotions in some way or another, a sign of a well written story.
I have another of Joanne Clancy's novels on My Kindle and I enjoyed this one enough to say that I am now looking forward to reading and reviewing Unforgettable Embrace. Ms Clancy has more to offer as a writer I feel so it will be interesting to see how her writing develops.
Book Trailer - No Spoilers.
Joanne Clancy is from County Cork, Ireland. She is an avid reader,obsessive writer and a self-confessed Kindle addict who loves tea.
Joanne is the author of Secrets and Lies, the first book in The Secrets and Lies Trilogy, The Wedding Day, Unfaithfully Yours, Unforgettable Embrace and My Love.
She is currently working on Aftermath, the second book in The Secrets and Lies Trilogy which will be available during Autumn 2012. Redemption, the final book in the trilogy, will be released before Christmas.
Information and photo used in this post are with thanks to the following websites.
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