Published: 28/02/2016
ISBN: 9781784625030
eISBN: 9781785893964
Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hello everyone, after many years of writing for my own enjoyment, I decided that it was time to share my stories with the rest of the world. A Different Reflection is my first novel, and I look forwa... read more

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The Gessami Residence
by Jane L Gibson

The Gessami Residence is a story of mature women still trying to live life to the max. It’s about enjoying life, having fun with friends and finding love.

Jenny has endured three fairly miserable years following the sudden death of her husband, Paul. At forty three – with her sons at university – the only thing keeping her sane are her three best friends Amanda, Beth and Rose.

After deciding that what they really need is a girl’s trip away, they escape their uneventful lives on a holiday. After all, forty somethings still like to drink, flirt, have meaningless sex and enjoy themselves – right?

Rose organises the trip and keeps the details secret until they meet at the airport, but she shocks them with her destination choice – Ibiza. Reluctantly they set off, but on arrival it’s immediately apparent they have every intention of enjoying themselves to the maximum. After the first night of heavy drinking, Jenny, feeling the pace, has to excuse herself and return to their hotel. She is mortified when she falls ungracefully into the sand and is confronted with Ethan, a handsome stranger, who helps her back to her room.

As the holiday continues, she keeps crossing paths with Ethan. He invites them all to dinner, for a trip on his yacht and to spend a week of their holiday at his new boutique hotel, ‘The Gessami Residence’. Ethan is not what Jenny was expecting from this holiday, but the more time she spends with him and their friends, the more she realises all she has missed since her husband died.

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This was a wonderful gentle meander through a bereaved woman's discovery of love after losing her husband. Beautifully written, fantastically descriptive (so much so I wanted to visit all the places in the story) I loved it.

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I loved this read.

Four friends take a trip and the romance, the tale and the vibe from the City is everything thats perfect in such an easy entertaining novel.

While it's not my usual genre, I enjoyed the escapism that this book allowed.

It is very much a chick lit book and it won't be for everyone but that said, it is like watching a fabulous tv show in fiction form.

by Tracy Shephard (via NetGalley)


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