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Book review: Private relations, Diane Chamberlain

I know I’ve been quiet but sometimes life just gets in the way. The twins have been in the local rag this week, thankfully making their parents proud and not for nefarious reasons. They were camping this week on a little island near to us and were both awarded for being the most helpful children – another proud moment.

I’ve taken to writing again using a notebook and pencil as it’s the best way to increase my daily word count I’m nowhere near ‘Na mo write mo’ standard but I’m chipping away all the same and am aiming for the sequel to Ideal Girl in February.

I’m trying not to read too much but as you know that’s an impossibility where I’m concerned! The latest find was Private Relations by a writer I hadn’t read before even though she’s best selling – too many books.

It’s a friend / family saga spanning 25 years by a former social worker and the medical slant is clear in her writing. It was fluid and flowed beautifully. As a story the end was always a given, but there were enough twists and turns to make it a bumpy ride. I will be rating it a 4 star, it’s nearly a five but there’s a couple of things that didn’t gel for me. The introduction of the nurse overstepping her professional boundaries with the flannel just didn’t ring true and I felt the last chapter wasn’t necessary, a later addition probably.

That’s it folks, off to type up my latest chapter, that is if I can read my own writing – have I mentioned I write like a constipated squirrel with a trapped tail covered in ink?

Jenny x



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