Sheer Abandon

by Penny Vincenzi

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

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Fans of Vincenzi may not feel this is her best book, though if you are a fan that’s not likely to stop you reading it, but if you’re new to her you’re better of starting elsewhere (such as No Angel or Old Sins). Three different women who meet travelling the world at the end of their teens have grown up to have lives very different lives. But one of them has been harbouring a secret all these years about the baby she bore and abandoned and now that baby is a teenager herself and looking for her birth mother these women’s lives are thrust back together.

Comparison: Judith Lennox, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Julian Fellowes.
Similar this month: Diana Appleyard, Santa Montefiore.

Sarah Broadhurst

Sheer Abandon Synopsis

One night in 1986 an abandoned baby girl is found in a cleaning cupboard at Heathrow airport. A year earlier, three girls, Martha, Clio and Jocasta had met by chance, at the start of a backpacking adventure: they travelled together briefly and then separated to go their different ways, swearing to meet again when they return home. But it would be a long time until they met again: not until Kate, the foundling, is a teenager, and the three women are all leading successful lives. Martha is a fiercely single, highly paid corporate lawyer, Clio a doctor, locked in an unhappy marriage to a surgeon, and Jocasta a reporter for a tabloid newspaper, in love with a charming commitment-phobe. Which of them is Kate's mother? Why was she desperate enough to do such a thing, and how did she survive it?

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ISBN: 9780755320837
Publication date: 13/08/2005
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755320837
Publication date: 13th August 2005
Author: Penny Vincenzi
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 736 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Penny Vincenzi

Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK`s best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, she has written sixteen bestselling novels, most recently A Perfect Heritage and the number one bestsellers The Decision, The Best of Times and An Absolute Scandal.Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. She joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for The Times, the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny's ...

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