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Send Me No Flowers

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  251 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
Send Me No Flowers is the story of a young woman's fight for survival.

Donna Stewart's family is poor but respectable and hard working. Donna is beautiful and clever - about to go up to university. Celebrating her exam results with her friends at a club, she meets Danny Lester, ten years older, much richer, a businessman - he sweeps her off her feet. Despite warnings from f
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 16th 2009 by Arrow (first published February 12th 2009)
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Jessica
Jan 03, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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Jessie Persse
Jul 25, 2011 Jessie Persse rated it did not like it
Worst book I've ever read. If I wanted blatant porn I would have bought a picture magazine. This book missed its intended point. If this book had been written by a man I would imagine it would be the only way this book could have disappointed me even more.
Zoe
Jul 29, 2012 Zoe rated it it was amazing
Personally I love this book. Its gritty, hard hitting, but written so well. I actually kept asking myself is this a true story. Its fiction. I re-read this book, something I never do.
Kara
Mar 27, 2016 Kara rated it did not like it
This was shit
The beginning moved way too fast and the female lead was such a pathetic weak character and to make it worst this book wasn't even written well
Nikki
Oct 12, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Good book certainly couldn't put it down but was quite disturbing and upsetting...
Rhiannon O
Nov 27, 2013 Rhiannon O rated it did not like it
awful book. Struggled to finish it.
Amy
May 19, 2016 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I steamed through this in a couple of days. Yes it's graphic, but having read the likes of American Psycho and some Hubert Selby Jr., I felt somewhat desensitised from the violence described here. Reading like a "true life" story you'd find in a women's magazine, this is actually a work of fiction. Although that's not to say similar experiences haven’t happened in real life, and the introduction to the book by author Jenny Tomlin makes this clear.

Despite describing very distressing events, this
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Imanalin
it was superb!
Joni Duignan
Jun 08, 2013 Joni Duignan rated it really liked it
tough read, couldn't stop reading tho
Vanessa Loewy
Oct 03, 2016 Vanessa Loewy rated it did not like it
What a load of old pornographic twaddle
Najie Khalid
Dec 22, 2015 Najie Khalid rated it liked it
Hm. I know it was my fault for not going through the content before I bought it. I never a fan of terror, abuse, and horror genre. Never. So I just thought I would give it a try.

Wrong move. It was torturing.

I'm that kind of person who tends to imagine things. Any story you told me, I'd imagine it. Any story I read, I'd imagine it. So it's kinda painful and distracting to read some chapters when the author described the event explicitly, and I would cringe in pain and disgust. Phew.

But I determin
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Grace
May 21, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
This was a very compelling story showing how someone very innocent can easily be led astray by another with ulterior motives. The story was really sad but compelling at the same time. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she definitely doesn't pull any punches and her style is very graphic. I have read a few reviews on GR that are quite critical of the authors writing style. My response to that is that those reviewers should perhaps choose not to read books by this author. ...more
Vicky Thomasson
Mar 07, 2012 Vicky Thomasson rated it it was ok
I'm honestly not sure what to make of this book. Yes, the story itself is very sad and it's heart wrenching to think that this kind of abuse does happen but I think in a way the story was lost during the endless, torturous sex scenes. I understand the author needed to add some of those scenes to really push the effect of how bad the abuse was but I think it just got silly. I ended up thinking what kind of person thinks like this!? I read the synopsis to other books she'd written and one phrase ...more
Ally Atherton
Aug 31, 2015 Ally Atherton rated it it was ok


Donna thinks she's found the love of her life but she's only met the man that will steal it from her.






If you read the introduction to this book you'll learn that Jenny Tomlin writes books about abuse so that she can raise awareness.

I think that's all fine and dandy but at the end of the day a book has to be entertaining in some shape or form. This isn't in any shape or form.








Send Me No Flowers gave me that familiar nauseating feeling in my stomach that I always get when I read a book that bores th
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Jennifer Bagazin
Nov 18, 2013 Jennifer Bagazin rated it really liked it
Shelves: done, psychological
This book is one of the most memorable books I have ever read. The theme and plot of the whole story was so strong to begin with. The book talks about terror, heartbreak and abuse. As a Psychology student, I could really use some skill on empathy to relate to the book, for everything that Donna felt was described by the author in a way so vivid that I can't help wincing as I read as if I was there when the abuses happened. In the end, the book taught me a lot of things, especially on the type of ...more
Succulent Femme
Nov 25, 2012 Succulent Femme rated it really liked it
Such a thorough insight into domestic violence, sexual abuse and drug addiction.

I was hanging from the first page to the end, this book was written fantastically.

It was very graphic which had me wincing in parts but reality is that graphic in these situations, it would not be possible to even comprehend these things that happen without reading the gory details.

This is the journey of a young confident woman who falls in love with the wrong man, who becomes a woman heavily addicted to drugs, alcoh
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Emma
Apr 01, 2015 Emma rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who aren't fainted hearted
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Den
Sep 22, 2012 Den rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Read this whilst travelling to and from Bristol uni for a look around. Really wished Danny had suffered revenge from one of the characters he'd upset. He seemed to get away from things far too easily. I really don't want to think about power hungry men out there who do the things Danny and his 'friends' did for fun. But it also shows the strength of women and how even when they've abused in the most horrific ways they can climb above it and survive.
Donna L
Mar 11, 2014 Donna L rated it really liked it
I found this book very disturbing especially when he glued her chest! I actually felt physically sick, although i had to keep reading. To think this does actually happen to people. I found it was a tad too explicit however that is what sells books these days! So i have some mixed emotions about this book, not sure how i feel about it, but it certainly brings out a lot of enotions in you. It was very real i wanted to get hold of (donna) partner in it and kill him.
Krystal Campbell
Dec 22, 2015 Krystal Campbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that you loved to hate. It was very brutal and I found myself wincing in pain sometime as I imagined what the characters were going through. I'm the kind of person that once I start a book I have to finish it but with this book I found myself wanting to finish it to see if justice was served and freedom granted. Easy to read and I found myself unable to put it down. Not as good as other books by this author but still a decent read. But not for the faint hearted.
Marie Buckley
Aug 25, 2012 Marie Buckley rated it it was amazing
Fantastic, I honestly couldn't put it down... The story was so well written that I felt like I was there... My only criticism is that I wish Danny had been given his true punishment by the hands of one of his victims and not by Trippy x
Izhelleann
Sep 27, 2013 Izhelleann rated it liked it
This is really a heartbreaking story. Feeling disappointed with the female character as it shows a lot of promise for her future. Devasting for those little girls who was been used by those monster. It's really a great book. The story line was done right. But a really frustrating story.
Angela
Mar 12, 2015 Angela rated it it was amazing
This was a re read for my and the book was still as gripping the second time around . This is a very brutal and disturbing book not for the faint hearted. Very explicit and truly heartbreaking . 5 stars all the way
Samantha
Oct 22, 2012 Samantha rated it it was ok
Couldn't put the book down as wanted to know what happened to Donna, but was very horrific and upsetting.
Frankie Yates
Aug 04, 2014 Frankie Yates rated it it was amazing
Amazing story, so well written. It had me in tears a couple of times and I was fighting for Donna until the end. She was a good egg, poor thing. Would read again and have recommended to friends!
Denise
Aug 13, 2016 Denise rated it really liked it
Send Me No Flowers had me gripped from start to finish. Not for the faint hearted, it is shocking & quite graphic in places, but a powerful true to life well written story.
Jules
Sep 13, 2014 Jules rated it liked it
This is a good book, but a disturbing read. Probably a book I could have lived without experiencing, due to the subject matter.
Nadia
Jan 11, 2014 Nadia rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written, heart wrenching story inspired by real victims of domestic violence. Very graphic in places.
Naomi
Naomi rated it did not like it
Dec 22, 2013
Bonnie
Bonnie rated it really liked it
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QUEEN of the misery memoir Jenny Tomlin, mother of actress Martine McCutcheon, is not as tragic as you might imagine.

Upbeat and truly happy in her life now, it's difficult to believe that she was sexually abused by her father, unprotected by her slovenly mother and then married a violent man who battered her senseless even when she was pregnant with Martine.

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