Unravelling is a wonderful escapist read that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you become totally embroiled in the passionate relationship between Gerald and Vanessa. But all is not quite as it seems and they part but Gerald finds it impossible to stay away and Vanessa is entrapped by his magic once again, which in turn triggers a chain of events that affect them both forever.
Vanessa and Gerald first fall in love in the sixties when she is an art student and he a sculptor. As her tutor, he is a charismatic figure in the young Vanessa's eyes. Their relationship is passionate, thrilling, sexy. They marry and Vanessa pictures them as the glamorous couple of the art world. Reality is different. They have children and Gerald's personality and artistic talent soon eclipse Vanessa's. He belittles her early attempts at fashion design. Eventually he leaves. Suppressing her heartbreak, Vanessa makes a new life for herself with Andrew and her children. Her design business thrives. However, Gerald can't stay away, and Vanessa finds herself captivated by his magic all over again. He insists she belongs with him and must leave Andrew, so triggering a tragic chain of events that comes to dominate their lives. Haunted by grief and remorse, Vanessa rejects Gerald, but she never stops loving him. When they are finally reunited, years later, and find the chemistry between them is as strong as ever, they have to come to terms with their past and accept the power of their enduring love. Unravelling explores the complexity and contradictions of love and sexual attraction: their power to generate both passion and heartbreak; to cause delight and despair; to drive us to betrayal and lead us to redemption. Unravelling is a story that engages both the heart and the mind.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
‘a powerful and involving story’ Helen Corner, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
Publication date: 22/04/2010
Publisher: Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
|Publication date:||22nd April 2010|
|Publisher:||Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
‘The Broken Road' is Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn's third novel. 'Unravelling' was published on 2010, and came second in The Rubery Book Award in 2011 and won the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award. 'The Piano Player's Son' was published by Cinnamon Press in 2013, after winning their novel writing award. Lindsay also writes short stories and flash fiction, which have been published in various anthologies, including Fish, Cinnamon and Rubery. She has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and combines writing with her work as a creative writing tutor.More About Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn