The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay

by Andrea Gillies

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay Synopsis

Nina Findlay, alluring, accomplished, deluded, always the heroine of her own life, has found an irresistible safety in being adored by two men, brothers she's known since childhood. But when her sister-in-law becomes gravely ill, the triangle that Nina's depended on becomes catastrophically unstable. The life she's known begins rapidly to unravel, and odd things begin to happen which those around her insist are all in her mind. Separated from her husband, she goes on holiday to a tiny Greek island, the honeymoon island of 25 years earlier, and is involved in a serious road accident. There, while recuperating, she becomes close to her doctor, who's also on the point of divorce. A new relationship seems possible - but what's real in the situation, and what's imagined? Pressed in on all sides by other people's truths, how can Nina be sure of identifying her own? A diary that was her mother's proves to be a turning point. Perhaps romantic love is always a kind of undiagnosed madness.Face to face with the facts behind her assumptions, the time has come for Nina to unravel the taut knot of her past.

The Good Book Guide Review

On holiday on a small Greek island, Nina is hit by a bus. As she recovers in hospital, she realises that the holiday was an attempt to escape her past. Fleeing the emotional upheaval of her disastrous relationship with two brothers – her husband and her brother-in-law – she wonders if she can find new love and a new life on the island. But as time passes, Nina recognises that she needs to understand her past and who she is in order to move forward with her life. This is a novel about a woman who finally gains self-awareness, but the description of the Greek island, is also incredibly beautiful.

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ISBN: 9781780722269
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781780722269
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Andrea Gillies

Andrea Gillies lives in St Andrews with her family and is now writing a novel.

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