A warmly compassionate, amusing and very readable story, with extra sprinkles of fairytale sparkle. Jan Brigden is the winner of the 2014-2015 Choc Lit & Whole Story Audiobooks Search for a Star competition, and this is her debut novel. 31 year old Rebecca is concerned about her marriage, as are her family and friends, she is persuaded to go on a weekend away with her friend Abi. After meeting a footballing star, Rebecca finds herself re-evaluating her life and the meaning of love. Rebecca and Abi are engaging characters, warm and likeable, it’s easy to stow away in their suitcases for the weekend. It’s also refreshing to hear the other side, Rebecca and Abi’s partners are away themselves and their thoughts and feelings add balance to the story. ‘As Weekends Go’ encourages you to join these girls on their trip, to believe in them, cheer them on, and wish them them happiness as their story reaches a well-deserved end. ~ Liz Robinson
September 2016 Debut of the Month.
What if your entire life changed in the space of a weekend? When Rebecca's friend Abi convinces her to get away from it all at the fabulous Hawksley Manor hotel in York, it seems too good to be true. Pampering and relaxation is just what Rebecca needs to distract herself from the creeping suspicion that her husband, Greg, is hiding something from her. She never imagined that by the end of the weekend she would have dined with celebrities or danced the night away in exclusive clubs. Nor could she have predicted she would meet famous footballer, Alex Heath, or that he would be the one to show her that she deserved so much more ...But no matter how amazing a weekend is, it's always back to reality come Monday morning - isn't it?
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Publication date: 07/09/2016
Publisher: Choc Lit
|Publication date:||7th September 2016|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jan Brigden lives in South East London with her husband and motley crew of cuddly toys. Jan's written for pleasure from a young age; short stories for classmates, odes for workmates, fun quizzes for family and friends, progressing to her first novel, the idea for which sprang from a script she composed as part of a creative writing course. After attending many author talks, literary events, and connecting with writers and readers on Facebook and Twitter, Jan learned of and subsequently joined the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme. An avid reader, reviewer and all round book devotee, Jan is ...More About Jan Brigden