books of the month likeyoulove
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

What Women Want by Fanny Blake
  

What Women Want

Relationship Stories   Romantic Fiction   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

April 2011 Book of the Month.

If you like your romantic reads glazed and candy coated then What Women Want isn’t the book for you. But if you want insight, wit, warmth and realistic situations then you will love it…. It's addictive easy-read stuff for the mature woman juggling friends, work and new men.

If you like Fanny Blake you might also like to read books by Hilary Boyd, Elizabeth Noble and Fern Britton.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

What Women Want by Fanny Blake

Friends for life. Then he came along!

Bea, Kate and Ellen have always known that they can depend on each other, no matter what. But as each reaches a new phase in their life, their bond is put to the test.

Recently-divorced Bea's job is in jeopardy as she grapples with a new boss and her power-hungry younger colleagues. At home she has to deal with a stroppy teenage son and the gaping hole left by her ex-husband. Feisty, impulsive and never one to give up, she throws herself back onto the dating scene. Her friends will hold her steady.

Stressed-out Kate contends with an empty nest now that her children have left home, a frantic pace at work as a GP and the growing realisation that her marriage has definitely lost its shine. Reliable, hard-working, how can she find the energy to keep going? At least her friends will lift her spirits.

Then Ellen, who has devoted herself to her two children and her small art gallery for the last ten years since her beloved husband died, falls head over heels in love with Oliver.

When Oliver forces Ellen to re-evaluate everything about herself and her future, so Bea and Kate are driven further away from their friend and from each other as they react differently to this unfamiliar stranger in their midst.

A novel about love and life and the issues that face women today as they try to decide what they want -- and come to realise what they really need!

Reviews

'Full of insight with a sharp wit, this is about real women in realistic situations, entertaining and thought provoking. Kept me reading far too late.'
KATIE FFORDE

'What Women Want is like having a long, funny and fascinating conversation with your very best friends and becoming deeply involved in their lives, families and love affairs.'
PENNY VINCENZI

'Women take heart. Here is a novelist who understands exactly the comedy, absurdities and frustrations of your lives. A delicious read.'
ELIZABETH BUCHAN

'Wise, warm, funny and wonderfully observant.'
CATHY KELLY

'Smart, funny, and uncannily like having your mind read.'
ROSIE THOMAS

About the Author

Fanny Blake

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. What Women Want is her first novel.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

14th April 2011

Author

Fanny Blake

More books by Fanny Blake
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

fannyblake.co.uk/index.html

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007359097

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools