It Mattered Yesterday Hardcover – 21 May 2010
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From the Publisher
This is a compelling fictinal story of deep emotons and tangled relationships. There are twists and turns to sustan the events throughout the tale.
In some parts it is sensual and steamy, but there is also tender affection and true friendship, running through the whole theme.
The story is a jigsaw of one young woman's life, although many other people are intimately involved. The disjointed pieces fit together smoothly, so that in the end, it presents a beautiful picture that the reader feels happy with.
There is a lot of conflict and dialogue, the characters tell the story, so cme vividly to life. It tells of family life like it is, complete with all the squabbles, humor and tenderness.
Women of all ages will be able to relate to Stella, who is the main character, and live and breath all of her emotins.
They will also feel for her son Jon, who is portrayed from a baby, throughout his childhood, and adolescence to young adulthood.
From the Author
Since I grew up in Liverpool and also lived on the Wirral I have set this book in those areas from the early 60's to the 80's with all the memorabilia of that time.
I have combined real people and situations in my life, with real locations.
My message is, that if you have a will to go on, no matter what, you can overcome the darkest hour.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Deeply heartrending, It Mattered Yesterday is a tender, poignant romance tale. With well developed, true-to-life characters, author Diane Griffith has crafted a compelling story of love, heartbreak, and ultimate redemption in the face of life's often unpredictable challenges. A creative mix of fact and fiction (based on Griffith's own real life experiences), It Mattered Yesterday serves as a stirring reminder of the happiness that we can achieve with just a little measure of faith, hope, and well-placed trust. Quite the endearing read.
I enjoyed reading this book and felt as though I understood all of the main character, Stella's emotions.
It is a stirring story of romance and passion with the gentle friendship between Stella and Jill making all the right ingredients for a heart-warming novel.
It was oozing with atmosphere and nostalgia for the varying decades.- I particularly liked the references to places in Merseyside, and the songs of those eras... The writing came to life and the story line was easy to follow. I felt they were real people grappling with real dilemmas with humour, anger, and human weakness. An interesting tale of love and family, with the feelings of a mother for her child adding a special touch.
I selected this book to read partly because of previous good reviews, and partly because of the setting - Liverpool, late 50s to more recent times- so I thought it might be interesting; eventually it, and especially the central character(how naive can you be?) just irritated me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another excellent read from a very good author I have read 5 of her books and enjoyed every onePublished 22 months ago by mrs c l housley
I enjoyed reading this. It took me back in time, especially with the music references of the era.Published 23 months ago by MRS D CASEY
Quite enjoyed reading this,but wanted to shake Stella ,as if you would repeat the same mistake over and over. Did notice a few spelling mistakes...Published on 28 Nov. 2013 by MARKO
This is a great read for this summer. It's inspirational and I loved all of the 60's memorabilia. Diane has a great voice and the twists and turns of the story kept me reading. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by Rebecca
I found this book sweet . . . charming and true to life. Has us remembering incidents of the changing decades with music, fashion and so on. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2013 by Winddreamer