Warnings of Gales

by Annie Sanders

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Warnings of Gales

This is a hugely enjoyable read and if you have ever shared a family holiday with friends and their children, this novel will have you laughing and squirming as you remember all the ups and downs of your time away together.  You will be caught up with the lives of the three mothers and it’s fascinating how your sympathies for them change as the story unfolds.  The plot develops in an unexpected but satisfying way and you feel a sense of loss at the end when the holiday ends and your involvement with the characters also ceases.  This is a funny, affectionate book but also wise.  It reinforces how important our female friends are to us and also our relationships with our children.  A five star read!

Warnings of Gales Synopsis

Imogen, who organised the holiday, is frighteningly capable and a bit of a control freak. With three children who are at the centre of her world, she's determined that this holiday will be perfect. But is Imogen's tidy life quite as happy as it seems?

Sophie is Imogen's oldest friend, dating back to the days when they would chat long after lights out at their Home Counties boarding school. Sophie knows she should be feeding her offspring organic cous-cous, but they love McDonalds' apple pies too much - and where's the harm in that? But is there more to Sophie than dogged loyalty to her rather overbearing old mate?

And then there's Jo, an acquaintance of Sophie's roped in at the last minute when the first choice of housemate pulled out. An East London GP and single mother, and very easy going with her son, she appears to be the polar opposite to Imogen.

A group holiday seemed such a good idea back in January ...

Warnings of Gales Press Reviews

'This sharply observed tale of domestic dispute will strike a chord with the thousands who have endured and enjoyed shared vacations.' THE EXPRESS
 

'One of our picks of the year ... poignant, funny and well-observed' BELLA
 

'...they bring all the wit, charm and sparkle of their debut novel to this entertaining sequel.' BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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ISBN: 9780752877747
Publication date: 28/06/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752877747
Publication date: 28th June 2006
Author: Annie Sanders
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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About Annie Sanders

Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders have written ten non-fiction books and eight novels together while remaining the best of friends. They both live in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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