Synopsis: A human drama set in the East Midlands and Cornwall England. It tells the tale of a family and the trials and tribulations that they are faced with. It tells of how a decision made with the very best of intentions isn't always the best decision. It shows us that the benefit of foresight would be a useful gift but regretting in hindsight is a pointless exercise.--- When Tom and Grace Harrison discover that their mentally challenged nubile daughter is pregnant, their world is shattered. Sixteen year old Verity denies having had sexual relations with her boyfriend Paul and begs her parents not to tell him. Her parents remain in the dark regarding the father of Verity's child but with the help of the rest of the family a plan is put into action. The plan will benefit Verity's childless sister June; but at what cost? Lives will be lost, relationships will be tested as secrets and lies threaten to surface at any moment. The fragility of life and fatal actions are a constant theme. Despite the serious subject, the story isn't lacking in humour; ensuring what I believe is an enjoyable read. ------ About the Author: Marilyn Glenn was born in England growing up in the East Midlands. Educated at Thomas Rawlings Grammar School, Leicestershire. In 1982 Marilyn emigrated to Australia with her husband Alan and their two daughters then aged 9 and 11. They lived in the Hills district of Sydney before retiring to the Central Coast NSW. Having always been fond of creative writing Marilyn decided to try her hand at a novel. The result is Our Fragile Lives, hopefully the first of many. -----
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Reviewed by Linda Skene
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 07 February, 2012
This book is very difficult to put down .... I had to keep on reading! The story transports you to a different era with its well thought out detail and strong involving characters. I would recommend this as a good read to anybody who likes a book that totally absorbs the reader and offers an insight into a different time and place. I can't wait for a sequel to discover what happens next in Tom & Grace's lives, it is a great story ...bring on the next installment!
Reviewed by mairin moss
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 02 January, 2012
Enjoyed this book immensley. Got so involved with the story I felt part of tom 7 grace's family. Would love to know more about june, mike & the twins. A sequel perhaps? Very well written and equal to many of the great femal novelists of today!
|Size: ||503 KB|
|Publisher: ||Eloquent Books|
|Date published: ||Dec 2011|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|