5.0 out of 5 starsLoving Harry - I Loved It!
By Debbie Jenkins NativeSpain on 21 May 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Loving Harry - the story of two fascinating women, with Harry as their connection. The novel moves seamlessly between the UK & Spain and takes us on a journey, over 20+ years in the lives of these two successful women who love Harry. A moving tale of love affairs, marriage, sorrow, desertion, secrets, career changes and death. The story leaves me realising that people are not just the sum of their actions and that it's easy to misjudge the real person behind the façade. With a gentle twist that reveals itself near the end, perhaps shedding some light onto Harry's self destructive behaviour, this novel leaves me with a desire to be more understanding. There are many "Harrys" here in the south of Spain, hiding from baggage, debts or family; making a new life for themselves; wiping the slate clean. But perhaps we can never really escape from ourselves...
4.0 out of 5 starsLoving Harry by Joan Fallon
By Christine R on 8 Jun. 2012
This new novel by Joan Fallon covers the lives of two women who love the same man over a period of more than 20 years. The Harry of the title is not a bad man. He is an attractive, weak, lovable rogue.
What is refreshing about this pleasing novel is that both women, drawn into his net, are intelligent, successful and desirable. The is no predictably plain, boring wife who has let herself go, nor is the mistress scheming and dangerous. Harry can be adorable and is adored.
Sadly, the love of two good women is not enough to save Harry from himself and we journey with the characters, in both England and Southern Spain, toward a final meeting when they come face to face with each other and reality.
Most women reading the book will recognise something of themselves and most men will do so too !
A gentle story, sensitively told. A good holiday read.