Tuesday, March 31, 2015
For Better For Worse by Pam Weaver
A dramatic read from Sunday Times bestseller, Pam Weaver, filled with bigamy, scandal and friendships which bring hope in the darkness. The perfect read for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee.
July 1948. As Britain recovers from WWII, Annie Royal is looking to the future. Recently married to Henry, and with a baby on the way, she and her new husband are happily settled in the seaside town of Worthing.
But a knock at the door brings Annie’s world crashing down. On her doorstep stands Sarah and her two young children. As they talk, Sarah reveals that she is Henry’s wife – and she has been searching for him since he walked out on their family a year ago.
Struggling to believe what she’s hearing, Annie is forced to accept the truth when Henry is arrested for bigamy. Alone, with no one to support her, and with the baby due to arrive imminently, Annie must look to the most unlikely of places to find support in her darkest hour.
About The Author
She has been a member of West Sussex Writers’ Club since 1987, my first novel, There’s Always Tomorrow, was in fact the winner in the Day for Writers’ novel opening competition. It was bought by HarperCollins Avon and the rest, as they say, is history!
or Better or Worse sure made me think, and refreshed my memories of things I had been told about the world coming out of WWII.
We meet egotistical Henry Royal/Royale who seems to love himself more than anything or anyone. He has charm to make women do his bidding, and he wants for nothing. Until?? His world comes crashing down, will he up for the fight as it seems he believes life owes him and everything is his due.
He has left ravished families in his wake, and hurt little children, all because he only wants one thing, and if he doesn’t get it, oh well, to anyone who gets in his way. The women he has victimized seem to be very strong, and appear to be landing on their feet, in his aftermath.
There are surprises galore in this book, some will make you chuckle and others will have you in tears. I never saw a lot of what happens coming, and sure was surprised. I know that people put in mental hospitals that once they were committed they were there until someone signed them out. One law that I’m glad has changed, and the out come of this one will warm your heart.
Right until the last page of this terrific read, you are kept spell bound, and page turning, I had to learn what happens, especially to the villain of this story, Henry!
If you pick up one read this year, this one will keep you reading. I really enjoyed it!
I received this book through Edelweiss and the Publisher HarperCollins, and was not required to give a positive review.