Start reading A Kept Woman on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.
OR
Read for free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

A Kept Woman [Kindle Edition]

Frankie McGowan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £2.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for £0.00 and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

  • Length: 574 pages
  • Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.99  
Paperback --  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

In the tough, uncompromising world of the Square Mile, fiercely ambitious Stephen Carmichael effortlessly climbs up the corporate ladder.

At home, thanks to Serena, his adoring wife, mother of his two young children, his life is seemingly content.

But when Stephen doesn't come home one night, Serena's perfect world comes crashing down around her.

Millions of pounds has been stolen from the bank - and Stephen leaves no word or trace.

A husband on the run, her assets seized, and a house repossessed, can this kept woman keep it together for a family that is falling apart at the seams?

For Serena, who had it all, there is nothing left to lose...and everything to gain.

‘Forget rags to riches, this is a riches to rag story and all the more fun for it. A really good read.’ Women's Weekly

'Will surely please everyone' Sunday Times

'One of those indispensable sand sagas or towel tales, a good beach book in which to immerse yourself while relaxing' Daily Mail

'Tough, yet tender, A Kept Woman is a feminist romance, how a strong woman can thrive without losing her vulnerability and potential to fall in love. Go for it.' Home and Life

Frankie McGowan is a journalist and former magazine editor. Her novels include 'Ellie' and 'A Better Life.'

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


Product Description

About the Author

Frankie McGowan is the author of five previous novels as well as contributing regrularly to most national newspapers and magazines

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1352 KB
  • Print Length: 574 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (18 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ENFRQ32
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Budding authors should read this 8 Oct. 2013
By KT
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is such a good book. The story is based on a simple riches to rags premise, but Serena's journey from total numbed shock to true independence is brilliantly described. All the characters are realistic and appropriately well-developed, dependent on the importance of their role. I like the fact that the story takes place over a 3-4 year period, so that how Serena's feelings change during that time is far more true to life; anyone who has suffered any sort of huge emotional trauma knows full well that you don't emerge from the initial shock etc in a convenient few months.
I would recommend this to anyone who would like to enjoy a well-constructed and very well written book, or to anyone who already thinks they know how to write!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a remarkable main character 13 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There must be a lot of woman who are like Serena the main character in this book but how many when they have lost everything could go so far down and have the strength of character to fight their way back up. A very good read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Kept Woman 6 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A well written (except for the word 'dosed' being substituted every time for the word 'closed') entertaining story which kept my attention until the end. I was pleased that there was a proper end and not one that left you wondering about everything!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent women's fiction 4 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the first book I've read by Frankie and I have to say I really enjoyed the experience. I'm an avid reader of women's fiction and was recommended this by Amazon. It is quite serious in parts, and doesn't have all the light fluffy touches of some of the more popular chick lit, but this is its strength. Her characters are very believable and the story is truly moving.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic storyline 25 July 2014
By coco67
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really wasn't expecting to enjoy this book quite as much as i did. i only purchased it as i was in need of a light read and i got it for 99p. I was very pleasantly surprised i absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down! Serena is a woman who has all that a rich women in her position could have and as the title of the book suggests she is a kept woman. She lives in a large 5 bedroom home in an upmarket area of London with her husband Stephen and their two chldren Louise and Harry, attending to anything her husband asks or indeed expects of her. That is until he disappears one night along with a few million pounds from the bank he worked for. Almost overnight the lives of Serena and her children change,the life they shared with Stephen is gone and along with that "friends" rapidly distance themselves from her. Serena moves to a decidedly down market part of town and has to learn to live and survive on her own with her children for the first time since she married. This is a tale of how the human spirit can rise above any crisis if needed and although this is fictional Frankie McGowan brought the characters alive, I could go on and on and on some more!! The only downside to this book is that it came to an end!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty awful! 30 Oct. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have given 2 stars as the final third of the novel was not too bad, however the first two thirds were poor. The author appears to be a dreadful snob. Her central character is woman who was apparently clever enough for university but gave it all up for a man whom anybody else would realise is entirely selfish & totally self-absorbed. Of course he leaves her but, with no money & no qualifications or work experience she obtains a number of well paid jobs & eventually finds herself through, guess what, the love of a rich man! The writing is lazy & the author has not bothered to research the law, police powers or prison sentences, &, I suspect, similarly failed to find out anything about gentlemen's clubs. As I say, the characters finally start to engage the interest towards the end but, by then, much of the story has become predictable & it is really too late to engage the reader. I shall be looking out for this author in the future simply to avoid her!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read 4 Oct. 2013
By Emmy88
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is about a true reversal of fortune. Serena finds goes from having everything to losing it all. She was a very real character - in fact she reminds me very much of a few of my friends - and she is an incredibly strong woman. I was really rooting for her to succeed. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sophisticated read 30 Aug. 2013
By Dorothy
Format:Kindle Edition
Although this novel is quite long, the journey it takes us through is worth it. I don't want to reveal too much about the plot, but McGowan's style and imagination is immensely impressive. This book is far more sophisticated than a lot of others I've read in the genre; Serena and her family come across as very real. An inspiring tale about realising your own strength and rebuilding your life from scratch.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, terrible proofreading!
This is the first book I've read by Frankie McGovern but it won't be the last! I loved it and really liked Serena and Ed. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Mrs Susan Carberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Really loved this one
Really loved this one!. Very well written in good grammar form and the text made you want to read more from start to finish. Read more
Published 12 days ago by MRS I TOLMAN
3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
The story is engaging enough to keep you reading 'til the end, but I found it very slow to get going. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JLD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 1 month ago by Marjorie
3.0 out of 5 stars Yep it was OK A bit drawn out but readable ...
Yep it was OK
A bit drawn out but readable although predictable
Published 2 months ago by Max Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read
Published 2 months ago by Michael J Everett
4.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it
I'd forgotten I'd downloaded this, so when I came to read it, I'd forgotten the synopsis that made me choose it in the first place. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Fizzgig
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
This is the second Frankie McGowan book I have read and will read more. It contains a few surprises and portrays a woman who accomplishes many things for her family that she would... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susan Thorning
5.0 out of 5 stars and am so pleased for her
Superb! I met the author way back in the 60's , and am so pleased for her, that she has turned into a first class author, with real feeling for her characters. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Eileen Dick
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
it was just o.k. having read it i wouldnt be looking out for this author
Published 5 months ago by A Reader
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category