Life Has a Habit of Kicking You in the Teeth –

– And sudden sickness in a thriving relationship can turn everything on its end.

I’ve seen it happen. An accident or serious illness strikes, everybody rallies round at first, and being the centre of attention and empathy helps, but it doesn’t last. Eventually the couple have to learn to live with it; but often things fall apart, and the healthy partner can stand it no longer.

Why does this happen and how can it be prevented? It is such a shame. Privately, I would side with the injured party, the abandoned one who is left alone while the other flies away in hurt bewilderment, not able to cope because love is not strong enough – or something.

And then it happened to me.

Which is why I have written this book. It is not a true story, the plot carried me away, and I feel freer when expressing myself in fictional form. When I come to the end I discover the secret, which is no secret – but a widely acclaimed truth, that is well known and tantalisingly elusive.

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IF YOU REVIEW this novella of 30,000 words before 30th October, you will have a chance to win a unique hand-made card with original artwork by my talented daughter, Heather Parsons. She painted the cover of BREATH OF AFRICA and she produced a sketch from which the cover of I LIFT UP MY EYES was designed.

There are only two stipulations:

  • You need to show that you have read the whole book
  • And tell me at: where and under what name you have published the review so that I can check it out. A link would be most useful.

The winner will be drawn on before Monday 3rd November 2014.

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