ANN - irresistible spirit
The story is loosely based on real-life events and is another gripping read from the author of A Cross Of Crocuses.
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So much more than a romance novel, Ann goes through a lifetime of loss, passion, regret, and grief. It had me ugly-crying and happy-crying sometimes only a few pages apart from each other. The second chapter sucked me in with no hope of getting loose. You walk through the relationship with Ann and learn how even a passionate and loving friendship that we learn from an early age is the foundation for a stable marriage can end in divorce. Although inseparable, the separation comes from changes in the marriage because of children and the changing times. Young love rears its head many times resurfacing and making you question how these two let something so special fall apart while offering hope that it might come together at the end! No more spoilers here you’ll have to read the end for yourself, it’s well worth the read! The entire book is a non-stop roller coaster of everyday events that offer familiarity but will still have you turning pages.
A deeply moving tale of love, sex, motherhood, separation, ghosts of the past, and friendship. Spanning fifty years from the 1960s to modern times, the narrative records the development of a relationship between two young people who are neighbors on the back streets of Harehills in Leeds. Their love blossoms in passionate scenes of teenage lust and develops during marriage and parenthood before a hapless decision leads to their separation. Ultimately the relationship becomes an unbreakable friendship that the couple’s children find difficult to understand. Perhaps it is only with the story’s conclusion that the family comprehends what a truly unique bond survives through so many troubling circumstances. The story is loosely based on real-life events and is another gripping read from the author of A Cross Of Crocuses.