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Alison Booth was born in born in Melbourne, brought up in Sydney and worked for many years in the UK. She is author of The Jingera Trilogy the first of which, Stillwater Creek, was Highly Commended in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award, and was also published in French (two editions) and in Reader's Digest Select Editions in Asia and in Europe. Her subsequent novels were The Indigo Sky and A Distant Land. www.alisonbooth.net
A beautifully thought-provoking, poignant, readable tale, and while some scenes make for chilling reading, it is actually full of love and hope. Sally has deliberately hidden the truth of events from ten years ago from her daughter. When she meets Anthony and love appears to be within touching distance, Sally has to revisit the past before she can contemplate her future. Set in the past and the present Sally tells her own story, with time sliding forwards in ‘now’ and slipping mostly (but not always) in reverse in ‘then’. This almost gentle disclosure encouraged my thoughts to alter and expand, I really felt as though I was getting to know Sally personally, as though I was being allowed to uncover her feelings with her, by her side. Alison Booth writes with real empathy, there are moments that are difficult to take in, to understand, yet judgement doesn’t sit preaching, instead, I was encouraged to witness, to consider, to think. I felt a real connection with Sally and her family, probably because the feelings involved in the storyline felt palpable and honest. A Perfect Marriage may contain heartache, it is also a stirring and rewarding tale.