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Finding Cordelia [Kindle Edition]

Sally Patricia Gardner
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Married and with two children, although still only in her early twenties, Cordelia feels that life is passing her by. A chance meeting with John Keane, a maker of television commercials, who promises Cordelia that he will change her life, does just that. Soon she is the nation’s domestic goddess and trying to cope with some unexpected consequences, which include her relationship with tall, dark and handsome Sebastian, who just happens to be a priest...

A novel that reflects the changing social and sexual expectations from the 1960's onwards

Reviews for Sally Patricia Gardner’s novels:
(Sally Patricia Gardner) really can write, I was reluctant to finish this lovely book... Tom Baker

Your books are so truthful, I love truth in everything... Dora Bryan

I was fascinated by this book... Prunella Scales

I really liked this book, which tells the story of hopes and fears, tragedies and achievements. Tony Benn

It was a fantastic read, all the characters are extremely well rounded and believable and by the end you are glued to it because you just have to know what happens next in their lives. It can be sad, funny and filled with suspense all within a few pages. Highly recommended...
ElaineG (Amazon Top Reviewer)

Truly an amazing book which unites history, psychology, and gender identity issues in an amazingly engaging story...
R.McClelland , Unbound Underground.

About the Author

A former actress, Sally Patricia Gardner formed her own touring company in the 1970's. She describes the venture as 'great fun, but sadly, only mildly lucrative'. In the 1980's a lifelong passion for animals led her to build and run Spikes Island, a highly successful boarding cattery. Early in the millennium, asked to write a short piece for a local magazine, she continued writing only to find that the article had turned into her first novel, Lillian's Story, One Woman's Journey through the 20th Century. Astounded and delighted by its success, she has since written The Sweetest Empire, Painting by Numbers, and Finding Cordelia. All four novels are now available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback. Sally is at present writing her fifth novel, and is proud to be Chair of Shorelink Community Writers,a long-standing and thriving writers group in Hastings, which believes that laughter is essential to the creative process. Sally lives in rural Sussex with her husband, Roland, also a writer, and assorted rescued animals. Their daily walk with their dogs in the woods nearby is an important part of their lives, although they could do without Bengy the spaniel's penchant for going off and leaving them gnashing their teeth while they wait for him to reappear! For more information about Sally and her books please visit: www.sallypatriciagardner.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490571671
  • Publisher: Henry May Publications (2 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DRFQ0V8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,818 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A former actress, Sally Patricia Gardner formed her own touring company in the 1970's. She describes the venture as 'great fun, but sadly, only mildly lucrative'. In the 1980's a lifelong passion for animals led her to build and run Spikes Island, a highly successful boarding cattery. Early in the millennium, asked to write a short piece for a local magazine, she continued writing only to find that the article had turned into her first novel, Lillian's Story, One Woman's Journey through the 20th Century. Astounded and delighted by its success, she has since written The Sweetest Empire, Painting by Numbers, and Finding Cordelia. All four novels are now available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback, as is her book of short stories, The Pottery Tales.

Sally is at present writing her fifth novel, and is proud to be Chair of Shorelink Community Writers,a long-standing and thriving writers group in Hastings, which believes that laughter is essential to the creative process.

Sally lives in rural Sussex with her husband, Roland, also a writer, and assorted rescued dogs and cats. Their daily walk with their dogs in the woods nearby is an important part of their lives, although they could do without Bengy the spaniel's penchant for going off and leaving them gnashing their teeth while they wait for him to reappear!

Sally and Ro have recently acquired a puppy, Connie the colliedoodle, who is now four months old and rapidly turning into Dogzilla. If you are an animal nut, have a look at Sally's Facebook page for pics.

For more information about Sally and her books, and to hear an excerpt from Lillian's Story, please visit her updated web site: www.sallypatriciagardner.com

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing read that's hard to put down 21 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This engrossing fourth novel from Sally Patricia Gardner does not disappoint and I found it extremely hard to put down.
Young mother of two Cordelia, who married early, is now searching for something more from a life that has become boring. She needs to find out just who she is and what sort of person she may become.
A meeting in the park has a big impact, leading to her starring in a series of TV adverts that rocket her to fame. Moreover, she falls in love with the handsome Sebastian who - besides playing her husband - also happens to be both the producer's son and a curate. Is he the one she is meant to be with?
Her search for answers leads through many twists and turns; developments include bewildering and hurtful behaviour from daughter Natalie, and Cordelia moving on to a different life working in an animal rescue centre.
An absorbing read, with true-to-life, believable characters and a satisfying ending. Absolutely perfect for a treat.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 19 July 2013
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Another 'can't put down book'....this is a great read, this author goes from strength to strength. JK Rowling in disguise perhaps?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read - I couldn 't put it down 1 Aug 2013
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This is an excellent story, very well written. Cordelia is a really interesting character and it made you want to keep reading to find out what happened next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 5 Sep 2013
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I loved this book. It was funny and sad and made me want to keep reading to the end. I do love to read but usually only have time on holiday. This book kept grabbing my attention until it was finished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 15 Aug 2013
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Very interesting story-lines for the main characters. No hint of how things will turn out. Intriguing and very enjoyable. Would recommend to several of my friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Emotion 12 Aug 2013
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Wonderful story about emotions, love between a man and a woman, a mother and her children, her animals and friends. Told brilliantly from different perspectives with a lovely warm ending.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Readable 30 April 2014
By jnp
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The book was an enjoyable read without having any extra features which would make it a classic or a memorable book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good ligh reading 13 Feb 2014
By Jemb
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Lovely light reading at times felt compelled not to book the book down and just carry on reading, enjoyed it thank you
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A good holiday read .
Very enjoyable believable characters and i enjoyed it even though the ending was predictable. I would recommend this as a good holiday switch off.
Published 7 months ago by betty aldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Sally certainly shows just how much talent she has as a writer.
Reading this for the 2nd time at the moment. I think I read it too fast the 1st time and enjoying it even more. Great reading.
Published 8 months ago by christine palmer
4.0 out of 5 stars Finding Cordelia
A light romantic story, showing the complexities of family life and love. Good to enjoy on a rainy winter afternoon
Published 9 months ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Worth the read ! Great from start to finish. Have a bash and check it out ... good for dark warm nights
Published 9 months ago by mr michael r willden
2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointed with the ending
If you had asked me to write a review while I was reading the first two thirds of this novel I would have more than likely given it 5 stars. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J.A.Mundy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!
What a fantastic book! - couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days.
Looking forward to the next one from this great author.
Published 10 months ago by Ms. Alison Richardson
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and positive
This is an enjoyable and easy to read story which is well written and the style is undoubtedly from the pen of Sally Gardner. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anthony J Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars very moving
I found this book enthralling from the start, at times could not turn the pages quickly enough! Am so glad Roger was 'the one'! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Wendy Leach
4.0 out of 5 stars FINDING CORDELIA
A GOOD BOOK, I ENJOYED THE STORY AND WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS AUTHOR BUT SHE WRITES A GOOD STORY.
Published 10 months ago by JEANIE J
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Cordelia
I am loving this story, such easy reading. Not quite finished yet, but a good read. Don't know how it's going to end either... I like that, not predictable at all.
Published 10 months ago by Jenny Thomas
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