Not Just For You

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‘Not just for you’ are the dismissive words hurled down the phone to Breeze, a recently deserted former wife of 28 years as she begs her ex husband/best friend to help her understand the lies and deceit of his infidelity and subsequent abandonment.
The author relates this true story with her usual intimate and honest reflections and page turning style. More

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Words: 64,810
Language: English
ISBN: 9780980794359
About Francoise Jewell

Hello - I currently live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia.I was born in Singapore where I spent the first 3 years of my life before my father was transferred back to the UK. We moved every 2-3 years to various towns in Scotland and England. Our holidays were spent visiting relatives in Switzerland and Greece. My father was English, my mother a French Greek woman, raised in Egypt. As a teenager, readers of Daddy I'm on the run" will know I lived in France, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as visiting Spain, Andorra, Italy, Sweden and Denmark.
I emigrated to Australia aged 19 but returned to England after meeting my first husband. We then lived in Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Iran, Canary Islands and Kenya before resettling in Australia in 1980.
Needless to say travel and appreciation of alternative cultures and lifestyles are the riches I have gained from my nomadic lifestyle.
Hope people from all over the world will enjoy my work.

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Review by: Wendi James Davis on Jan. 12, 2013 : (no rating)
By no means your typical “He done me wrong” tale!

In a raw and flowing narrative Breeze tells us how she went through the full gamut of emotions when abandoned by her husband, lover, best friend and father of their two children - after 28 years of marriage!

Approaching her 50s, the resulting self doubt, hurt and anger on discovering she has been left for a younger woman send Breeze down a rocky road of recovery from loss of self-esteem, loneliness, hurt, anger, suicidal thoughts to acceptance, inner growth and emotional maturity.

To reestablish her self-esteem and persona she tries the Singles game, meeting a series of dull to colorful contenders, gradually growing stronger, over-coming her loneliness and pain to understand she was in no way to blame for husband’s abandonment and finally being at peace with herself and leading a vibrant, happy life.

Studded with humor and some uniquely Australian expressions, this is a wonderfully inspiring read written by a woman who has laid her soul out to bare and so brutally honest one can only admire her for having turned one of the cruelest of life’s betrayals into a learning curve to reach emotional maturity and become a happy, autonomous woman.

Highly recommended to men as an education and definitely to women – to younger women as part of their own education and – to older women - as a story we can all relate to in some way and can learn from!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tam Brown on Jan. 06, 2013 :
Yes, this is a story about a breakup of a marriage. But it is also so much more than that.

For those of you, who have sadly been through a relationship split, it may resonate with you in many ways.

If(like this reader)you have not(yet!)experienced the shock and pain of a split, you may find it incredibly candid & powerful in is page turning ability to capture you into the very being of the author character. I was consumed with wanting to know 'what happened next ?'

Every relationship split has its own tale. This is no different yet it is so different. There are more than a few twists in this surprising dissolution of a marriage. There are also plenty of 'non relationship issues' broadening its appeal.

Do take the time to ponder the very well chosen brief song lyrics so beautifully hinting at the next chapter's contents. Reflect on the aptness of the ascribed mythological character names.

But, do be prepared to perhaps find yourself drawn into the pages, shouting 'yes' 'no' as the engaging author character takes you on a bumpy,raw,lively,humourous,thought provoking journey with plenty of optimism, which may or may not have a happy will want to find out !
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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