Just received notification from Public Lending Rights telling me that a cheque is on its way. One only receives a few pence per borrowing and this has to accumulate before a payment is made so I'm thrilled.
January 29th 2014 speaking to Welwyn Garden City Women's Luncheon Club. This is the third author presentation I've done this January. It's lovely when members of the audience come up and buy a book.
Lovely descriptions of Italy, believeable characters and a storyline which keeps you reading, wanting to know what happens. I really enjoyed Jane's book - now I'm off to order her first one!
by Ann Fox
Jane Beck has a passion for all things Italian; food, wine, climate, culture and archaeology. When she was in her twenties she was on holiday in Italy with her husband when he was taken ill and died, leaving her to bring up two small children without him.
Over forty years later Jane has has written a novel that is based on her experiences at that time as well as her love of Italy.
In "For Better, For Worse" Liz is on holiday in Rome with Paul when he has a stroke. The novel tells us about Liz's experiences coping with grief and rebuilding her own life and her two young children's lives.
For Better for Worse is a good read.
by A. Bradford
For Better For Worse is based on a true story which took the life I’d been living, screwed it into a ball and threw it into the trash can. Almost overnight all my hopes and dreams for the future became so much detritus and I was faced with the daunting task of re-building a future which would be secure for myself and my two children who were then both under three years old.
Coming back from a devastating experience is not achieved by any dramatic overnight miracle, as any reader will know, but by a slow, almost uneventful and at times distinctly painful process. On the way back I discovered strengths I didn’t know I possessed and I came to value a small number of friends who gave me much practical help.
Most of us have experienced love and loss and the joys, sorrows and trials of recovery. Far from ‘leading lives of quiet desperation’, as Henry Thoreau reminded us, we embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery which gives depth to our character and enables us to empathise more readily with others who might be having a tough time.