Always and Forever: An emotional page-turner about love and coming to terms with your past
A warm, witty, compelling and emotional novel about love, family and coming to terms with your past. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
How can you find yourself again, when you can't face what you've lost?
Joanna Woulfe is looking to get her life back on track after her husband John leaves their family home. Once a high-flying PR Directo...more
This isn't 'warm and witty' - it's grim and depressing and quite frankly, sad.
MAJOR spoiler ahead - be warned (view spoiler)[The crux of the whole story is that Joanna and john had twins and one died a few hours after birth. This was only disclose to the reader at the 60% mark and up until that moment there had been NOTHING to hint at the tragedy. It was almost as if the author had run out of stea ...more
It wasn't quite those things.
The story begins with Joanna (Jo) meeting her husband, falling in love, getting married, having a successful career in PR until all she can think about is getting pregnant. After years of trying - th ...more
The story is a very good one, thought-provoking as well as entertaining and true-to-life. The characters are so well drawn. As with all really good authors, it is easy to 'see' them all and this book lived as much in my head as on the page.
With some really heart-wrenching moments alongside some quite hysterically funny ones, I have no hesitation in recomme ...more
Grief can take different forms in people and when that grief is over a lost child, it can break the very foundation of a marriage. But this book shows you that grief can be survived and marriages mended. It was a nice family coming back to get after a loss.
Some side stories were unnecessary like why would an intelligent woman like Nicole put up with a womanizer husband that manipulated her from the start. Glad she l ...more
This was filled with some fun characters and a number of crises, some funny, some tragic.It was a good undemanding read that I enjoyed although I wouldn't put Sian O'Gorman on a par with Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain, but that's just m ...more
A very engaging read that reflects real-life issues with which many will empathise. I experienced everything from a beaming smile, to wiping away a tear and the cast of characters gave a wonderful mix of personalities. Marietta and Nicole get a special mention – affected by age-old dilemmas, life is never straightforward, is it? A great read to get you way from what the weather is doing outside!
I wasn't sure about this story - my first thought was " get over it and move on". However the characters become people whom you want to know how they cope in their different ways with life and living.
A really good story - certainly deep and meaningful in many aspects.