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About to turn 40 and wondering if she is happy with her lot, Jasmine Smith finds out her husband of nearly twenty years has had an affair. Determined to live the life she wants and not make do with what she has got now, Jasmine sets about changing her life. A warm and very funny, heartfelt book. I read this in one sitting and was very sorry to say goodbye to all the lovely characters.
As Grace Wynne-Jones herself says â€œPeople who enjoy my books like that the characters admit to having feelings many of us have but might never say. Some people say â€œHow did you know that about me?â€ Itâ€™s as though they thought Iâ€™d been spying on their marriages! They thought this because Jasmine tells it like it really is. Like many of us sheâ€™s got tired of pretendingâ€
Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life's mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery. She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalled lifts with film stars. She wants something else...
Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle. And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one.
"Funny, heartwarming and special" Marian Keyes
"If you try one new author, try Grace Wynne-Jones..." OK Magazine
"Beautiful, tender and funny, written with great perception...
a remarkable novel" Katie Fforde
Publication date: 19/02/2007
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
|Publication date:||19th February 2007|
|Publisher:||Accent Press Ltd|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
Grace Wynne-Jones was born and brought up in Ireland and has also lived in Africa, the US and England. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels and her feature articles have appeared in many magazines and national papers in Ireland and in England. Below is an interview wth this author.Grace Wynne-Jones has been described as a novelist who 'tells the truth about the human heart'. When 'Ordinary Miracles' was first published in 1996 it got into the bestseller list and received rave reviews. She also received heartfelt letters from readers. â€œMany of them had been through painful ...More About Grace Wynne-jones