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The Girl Who Lived By The River Part 3 Mark Daydy

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It’s 1977, which can only mean the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, punk rock and Tom’s life getting more complicated.

What will happen with Claire? And is a caravan on the Essex Riviera really the ultimate venue for love?

Will Tom’s band be a success? And if so, is he good enough to stay in it?

And what of his family? In trying to fix everything, will Tom only succeed in tearing apart what remains of it?

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The Girl Who Lived By The River: Part Three

1977 is Silver Jubilee year but for Tom, far more pressing, is his need to keep his new girlfriend Claire interested in him. Fame as a rock star seems unlikely but he carries on because music is Claire’s life and he wants to be in her world.
Tom maturity develops in 1977; his awareness of politics of the era illustrates this, even though he doesn’t see himself as an activist. His love for Claire is sincere and he proves this by refusing to stray, even when tempted.
Claire’s lucky break takes her away from Tom and into the music business. Is she is out of Tom’s reach? Or out of her depth? Hopefully the final part of this story will reveal all.
The characters are complex and easy to imagine. This far into the story you care what happens to them. Against a vivid background of unemployment, industrial decline and race riots, ‘The Girl Who Lived by the River’ is a knowledgeable, engaging journey into teenage life in seventies London.

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

 

The Girl Who Lived By The River: Part Three by Mark Daydy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The Girl Who Lived By The River Part Three by Mark Daydy

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Without You – Lindsay Detwiler

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Winter Blurb

On the surface, Jenna Landsen has it all… She’s smart, beautiful, confident, and married to Camden Landsen, who happens to be drop dead sexy and just as successful. But after five long years, all the success in the world hasn’t brought the romantic spark back into her marriage. Jenna fears it never will. When life gives you lemons, open a bakery and name it Vi’s… Violet Streiff made the exact mistake her mother warned against—she fell in love with Liam Coffman, a charming finance major. When he left her heartbroken to further his career, Violet drowned her sorrows by opening a bakery, and now relies on Bob, her eighteen-pound cat, for warmth at night instead of a sexy man. To find love, sometimes you first have to discover yourself… When Jenna’s job offers an extended trip to New York, she packs her bags and takes a two-month vacation from life. The chance of her marriage surviving looks grim, until the surprise of a lifetime throws a wrench in her plans to stay in the Big Apple for good. You can bend the rules—but sooner or later they’ll break… When Violet meets a gloomy but totally drool-worthy guy named Camden in her shop, she’s sure her luck has changed. There’s no denying the chemistry, but he’s married, and that’s a major problem. Violet isn’t a homewrecker. Still, staying away from Camden proves nearly impossible. That is, until his wife comes home. Two women. Two men. Double the chance to find love in the most unexpected places—or double the chance for disaster.

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 Lindsay Detwiler, Limitless Publishing Photograph am a high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink. I am truly the English teacher cliché; I love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe. I currently live in my hometown with my husband Chad; our cats Arya, Amelia, Alice, Bob, and Marjorie; and our Mastiff Henry. As the author of two novels, Voice of Innocence and Without You, I have many inspirations in my life as a writer. My parents instilled in me a value for education and reading from the time I could talk. One of my earliest memories is sitting with my parents as they taught me to sound out words. My husband has also inspired me to pursue my dream of writing. I met Chad in an art class when we were only twelve. He has shown me that love is real, is enduring, and is our most important ally in this sometimes harsh world. He has supported me through this entire process, believing in my writing even before I believed in it myself. My hope is that by becoming a published author, I can inspire some of my students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. I want them to see that any dream can be attained, and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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