Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pump Virtua Tours: Don't You Forget About Me by Suzanne Jenkins

When charming, seemingly devoted Jack Smith dies, his wife and his two girlfriends are astonished to learn that they were not the only love of his life, and that, in fact, Jack was a rogue who was carrying on secret existences with other women. Shattered by grief and stunned by Jack's betrayals, these three women, Pam Smith, Marie Fabian, and Sandra Benson, find themselves suddenly thrown together. They could have despised one another, jealously guarding their private memories of their time with Jack and hating those they perceived to be their rivals, but instead, the women begin to realize there might be strength in numbers and in shared pain. Slowly, they begin to open their hearts to one another. They bind together to try to make sense of their lives and to try to heal the terrible shock.

But the more they learn about Jack and his nefarious past, the more they begin to question everything they thought they ever knew about him. Not only did Jack carelessly cheat on each of them, without thought to the harm he was causing, but the women are stunned to discover a secret of Jack that he never revealed.

As the women try to piece together the real life story of Jack, they begin to deal with their own lives differently, as well. They must deal with Jack's heartbroken mother, who knew nothing about her son's clandestine dealings in life. The tragedy also takes a toll on their working lives, and most of all it takes a toll on them, robbing them of sleep, hope, and even dreams. But with a sense of shared sisterhood, a little laughter, and a whole lot of determination, these brave women forge brave new lives that are full of promise.

The novel probes the difficulties in thinking that we can ever really know a person, even a loved one. All the women in Don't You Forget About Me wonder if they had been really and truly loved by Jack, or if he had simply played them for fools. They question their own blindness to his faults and how they allowed themselves to believe that they might have had it all, when what they had was really more of a dream. The book investigates modern social problems with grace and warmth. Infidelity, it uncovers, can do more than break hearts. In showing some of the worst things that can happen in relationships,it also teases us to imagine the best, a world in which loyalty, devotion and fidelity are prized. As the characters grow and change, they have the possibility for those things.

Don't You Forget About Me is a tale of love lost and then found again. A sequel to Pam of Babylon, Don't You Forget About Me can also be read all on its own. You will not like this book if many characters and lot of twists and turns is not your cup of tea.

Author Suzanne Jenkins

Suzanne Jenkins lives at the west Michigan lake shore with her husband, two dogs and two sheep. Her latest books are Pam of Babylon, Don’t You Forget About Me and Dream Lover.

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My Review:

I just finished this compelling page reads like a movie! I read the first book in this series and loved it and this one is just as good.
We revisit with the three women in Jack's Smith's Life when he died. They are using each other to cope with his a bizarre type of carrying on with their lives. Pam his wife is having a real hard time dealing with the aftermath of what Jack left behind. She does have a strange and loving connection with Jack's mistress Sandra, and she is really concerned about the coming baby. Then there is Marie, in her self destructive mode of anorexia, and at times not really liking anyone. Then the third is Sandra, she is trying to do right and take care of herself and the coming baby. Jack's brother Bill seems to be tormenting Sandra and because of his stalking she is befriended by a what appears to be a really great and understanding Cop....Tom. Things don't go as we believe they will and then an earth shattering bomb shell is dropped. Oh my...can things get any more difficult? There is one more book in this series, and I can't wait to get into it and find out some of the answers. The very last page of the book delivers another explosive element.
Don't miss this great and interesting read to get lost in. If possible I "Highly" recommend reading all three!

I received this book from Pump Your Book Virtual Tours and the Author Suzanne Jenkins, and was not required to give a positive review.

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