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JOANNA [Kindle Edition]

Jan Warburton
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Singapore 1969: Following a tragic miscarriage, Joanna finds her seemingly idyllic life with husband, Oliver, is slowly becoming a cruel illusion.

Back home in Hampshire, England and pregnant once more, she soon discovers Oliver is betraying her again with her old school-friend. With her world crumbling around her, a distraught Joanna sends him packing.

Recently widowed and also grieving the loss of his small son, loyal friend David, offers her an attractive business opportunity. With her mother’s help, Joanna successfully juggles single parenthood with a busy interior design career. She appears to “have it all”. Nonetheless, there’s something missing – the physical love of a good man. She eventually realises David is the one she wants, but are their feelings reciprocal?
Can two loyal friends become hot lovers, to finally bring passion back into both their lacklustre lives?
When 18 years later, heartbreaking tragedy strikes again, can Joanna possibly survive without love in her life any more? Can anyone ever fill that void again?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Tamarisk Publishing; 1 edition (11 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A5ZB70M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #314,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Originally trained in fashion design, Jan Warburton first worked for the House of Worth in Mayfair,
London in 1958. She then moved on to wholesale fashion. Marriage to an army officer took her to Germany for three years. Later, back in civilian life, they moved to Singapore:' another amazing experience', she says, as this has proved valuable 'grist' to her writing 'mill'.
After a painful divorce, she survived six years with two children as a one parent family - a tough period from which she has been able to draw in her fiction writing. She's had many jobs; indeed you name it Jan has had a go! Her last was sales rep for designer spectacle frame company, Oliver Goldsmith until redundancy finally allowed her to pursue her writing ambition.
She has a daughter Jayne, son Justin, and two granddaughters Abby and Alexia, all of whom she's extremely proud. Jan has been happily married to Mark for thirty one years, and they live in a converted barn in rural Yorkshire.

Books written by Jan Warburton available on Amazon:
A FACE TO DIE FOR is her second published novel, now available on Amazon Kindle.
THE SECRET is her first published novel on Kindle, published 2011.
ONLY HUMAN, an autobiography she ghost wrote for black American soul singer/songwriter, Tommy Hunt, published by Bank House Books in 2009.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional rollercoaster of a story... 27 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
JOANNAI know they say you should never judge a book by its cover, but for me, this one just looked so well presented with an understated, elegant quality about it, that I felt it deserved a closer look. I'm so glad I was right to follow my instincts! I've read other books by Jan Warburton and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one more than lived up to my expectations. Her evocative descriptions of the steamy, spice laden air of an unspoilt Singapore in the early sixties, had me transported there.

Joanna herself, is such a well rounded,likeable and extremely talented character. We follow her journey, from the intriguing Far East setting, to the countryside of rural Hampshire. From there, we share her heartache at the breakdown of her marriage, and her determination to succeed in the face of betrayal and failure. Then we learn how she rebuilds her life as an interior designer and best selling author and how she finds love again.

Jan Warburton's sensitive handling of deeply emotional scenes is deft and subtle, without being overly sentimental. I don't want to spoil the plot for the readers by giving too much away, suffice to say that a box of tissues would be handy at some points in the story, which slowly builds to a satisfying conclusion. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Oct 2013
By Ron S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved it. Easy to read and comprehend what more do you want.
Jan warburton is a great storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing story of love and loss 20 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
With JOANNA, Jan Warburton builds on the success of A FACE TO DIE FOR with a well-told story of love and loss that begins in the late sixties and develops over the next twenty years. Once again this talented author gets deep inside the emotions and motivations of her lead character. She paints a clear and believable picture of a woman struggling with the demands of what is expected of a woman at this time and the demands she places on herself for success as an individual in her own terms. Will the outcome be happiness or tragedy?

The result is a well-written story with plenty to engross readers of quality women's fiction. Highly recommended.
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