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Cold [Kindle Edition]

Alison Carpenter
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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A picture, they say, is worth a thousand word. But Joanna Holbrook-Sutherland senses that a photograph of a homeless woman she sees at an exhibit in a trendy London gallery can change her life--if only she can locate the woman, whose haunting face has been also haunting her dreams.

With a compulsiveness that amazes her family and friends and frightens herself, Jo assembles the crumbs of information that leads her to a frigid park in Whitechapel and to Rocky, a young woman with fearful secrets. But the hardest part is still ahead, as Jo deals with Rocky's debilitating physical and mental consequences of living on the street for five years and with the horrors that drove Rocky there in the first place.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (19 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Of The Year 17 Aug 2003
By A Customer
I am a pushover for a well written lesbian romance..and this story not only "tugged at my broken heart strings" reminded me that LOVE can be patient and at the same time very SEXY!! I had a difficult time putting this book down once I started reading.There were several times I cried while I was reading it. I felt like I could really feel what the characters were feeling. In fact, .
Keep up the good work Alison Carpenter
Hope to see more from you Very Soon
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Find! 21 Feb 2003
'Cold' is one of those rare finds in lesbian fiction, a novel with smart dialogue, enough heart to make you truly care about the characters, AND a solid, interesting plot.
Jo is content to enjoy her family's wealth, frequent trysts, and her rather meaningless existence. Until she meets Rocky, that is, a young woman who chose a life of poverty and danger on the harsh streets of London in an attempt to outrun her painful past. When these two very different lives collide, each woman is changed forever.
The story draws the reader in early and keeps your interest throughout. In short, you'll be tempted to try and read through this tale in one sitting, just so you don't have to put it down. The relationship that erupts between the leads is fragile and romantic and eventually becomes the backbone of this wonderful debut novel. Even pacing and a deft handling of the sometimes gritty subject matter give the story solid legs.
Don't miss this one. It's well worth the purchase.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating. 6 Mar 2005
By A Customer
A beautiful story that I read in one sitting. A definite recommendation of a touching tale that will leave you feeling warm. It will re-affirm your faith in love, should you need it.
With no expectations it certainly pleasantly surprised me. I would love to read more from the author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast moving plot. 26 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyable fast paced narrative with well shaped characters. Am left with some impressions that almost have the intensity of memories which is always a sign of a powerful read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading 11 Nov 2014
By kym
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Completely different, this book takes you on a heart warming journey. The characters in this book are brilliant and vivid, I really felt like I was a part of the story watching all the events unfold. I found it very hard to put the book down. This is definitely worth purchasing, I suggest hiding away for a few days to dedicate yourself to this, because once you have read the first few lines, I promise you will be hooked. Well done Alison Carpenter, I loved it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 14 Sep 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just seemed so rushed, there was no time for anticipation or for the reader to join in the thinking of the story. I liked the idea of the story but the character development was lacking and left me feeling unconvinced. I didn't feel like i knew or even cared that much about them. Disappointed as this could have been so good, if not so rushed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story 29 Jun 2014
By TerryB
Format:Kindle Edition
When Joanna Holbrook-Sutherland, (Jo) sees a photograph of a homeless woman in her mother's London gallery, she has no idea how much her life is about to change, forever. There is something about the photograph that is drawing Jo to find the woman who she's been seeing in her dreams.

Jo is a playgirl. She has lots of women she doesn't care about and lots of casual sex too. So, when Jo sets out with determination to find the nameless woman, her friends and family are shocked by her single-mindedness.

Piece by piece, Jo puts together the snippets of information she has and finds herself in Whitechapel and at last in front of Rocky.

Twenty year old Rocky has been living rough on the streets of London, barely surviving for the past five years. She is laden down with deep, dark haunting secrets. Jo knows the road ahead will be hard, but is determined to save Rocky from the past which is haunting her and her bleak, dangerous life on the streets. She has to find a way to get Rocky to open up and to trust her.

Jo engulfs Rocky in a secure blanket filled with all the love she has to give. But will Jo's love be enough?

I first read this story online years ago and have read it several times since. I loved it then, just as much as I love it now. This is a story that gripped me from the first page right through to it's climatic ending. I was so pleased to see this re-published as I feel this is one story that new readers to lesfic deserve to have the pleasure of reading.

This is an unusual story, one which many may say, `right, like that would ever happen'. Well, it may or may not happen, who knows? It's not beyond the realms of possibility.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot in places! 13 Jun 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Good rounded characters. I cared what happened & wanted a happy ending.
I would read other stories by Alison Carpenter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars very poor
found this hard going, and never quite able to get on board with the book, did not aspire into my dreams, and gave up reading the book,
Published 6 months ago by Annabelle long
2.0 out of 5 stars So unconvincing
If this had been written for children, then the banal writing and contrived story-line may be acceptable. As an adult, I just cringed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by altosruleok
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it in one stand
Amazing book. Just fun and easy to read. All that you need in a rainy day, a nice book and a cup of tea
Published 7 months ago by 309
4.0 out of 5 stars What a read
This was story of grief,anger,fear,sexual abuse,vagrants,money,hope,love,peace and two old souls reuniting, So much and how Alison Carpenter put it together was excellent. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book of human strength
loved it through the emotional battles and grief came love and eventually trust, hope to read more books by the author.
Published 8 months ago by notthedoc
5.0 out of 5 stars The cold
This was an amazing story. The characters were really well written and I found myself totally immersed in the story line and plot. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ange
5.0 out of 5 stars Good pace, hard to put down, great characters
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I liked the character development and went from despising to loving one of the leads and read it none stop - which is why I've hit the sack early as... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stair
5.0 out of 5 stars cold
brilliant, fantastic loved every word....................................
buy it you wont be disappointed a++++++++++
absolute brilliance
got everything you would... Read more
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