Sam Wade returns home from a business trip to discover her wife of just two years has left her for another woman. Beth, a high school teacher, wants a divorce so she can settle down with her new (closeted) love, head teacher Lydia Carmichael. To take her mind off the break-up Sam accepts an assignment to learn to play golf at the newly opened Temperley Cliffs Golf Resort iSam Wade returns home from a business trip to discover her wife of just two years has left her for another woman. Beth, a high school teacher, wants a divorce so she can settle down with her new (closeted) love, head teacher Lydia Carmichael. To take her mind off the break-up Sam accepts an assignment to learn to play golf at the newly opened Temperley Cliffs Golf Resort in Cornwall. Beth and Lydia also plan their first summer holiday together. Coming out, at whatever stage in one’s life, is never easy. Several characters in the story have to make decisions that will affect not just their respective partners but also how the wider world sees them. There is more than one way to run from love; from never having to make a commitment and say those magical three words, “I love you.” Find out what happens when this diverse group of people find themselves together—sport, betrayal, jealousy, and love form an unforgettable fusion of emotions....
|Title||:||Running From Love|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||301 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Running From Love Reviews
Very good story!I'm an avid fan of golf under regular circumstances and this book really was fun to read because of the golf backdrop and I wish I could go to a place like setting of this book. Having said that, the storyline itself was very well done with well developed characters. I did have a bit trouble with the trust issues of accepting Beth back without addressing the fact that for almost a year she was living with her lover instead of her wife and then when she got "fed up " with her lover's closeted behavior she starts to have feelings of a reconciliation with Sam who had been left high and dry all that time. I felt they should have gone to couple counseling to adds the reasons why Beth strayed in the first place I'm a therapist in my pre retirement life so this is sort of a pet peeve for me. Otherwise, I loved the book.
Impressive!After a painful breakup Sam gets a change to get away from everything for a few weeks. It's her chance to get a grip on her life again and to move on. Crossing paths with the woman she's trying to forget, makes it complicated for Sam. This is not only the story about Sam, her love life, her relationship but also about a group of women, of all kinds facing a variety of situations. This wide range of novices line up to learn the golf swings at a golf course at a gorgeous country estate. Golf runs like a red thread through this story. The use of golf terminology is not overwhelming or difficult to understand for non golfers. The prime storyline and the subplots are amazing and intriguing. The characters are delightful and relatable. I was immediately enthralled with Sam and Andi and rooted for them as they try to figure out their lives. This book has something for everyone; sports, vivid scene-setting, love and romance, secret passions, a marriage with benefits and drama. Easy to read but hard to put down. The author hits a hole in one with this book.
I adored this book. Jen Silver has written a wonderful story of a group of mature women on a golf retreat in Cornwall. Now I must admit I'm not a fan of golf but I was surprised at how addictive she made it seem. Beth and Sam are separated and are shocked to bump into each other there. Professional golfer Andi and her lover Freya are both in the closet and have no intention of leaving it. Along with a diverse group of women they are faced with reality and it's not going away. The setting was beautifully described and made me want to book a week or two there. It is the perfect backdrop for a tale of heartbreak, romance, unrequited love and some very sexy encounters. I couldn't put it down. I was given this ARC by Affinity eBook Press in return for an honest review.
Jen Silver writes great romances with well-developed characters and interesting relationship issues. The main character is very likable and I definitely wanted her to get her happily ever after + I learned all about golf. The secondary characters were also very interesting. Great book!
Beth and Sam have been together 14 years, married two, and as far as Sam is aware everything is settled and solid. She comes home from a business trip to find her wife gone, her cat in kennels and her life in tatters. Pulling herself through the dark times and never quite accepting Beth has gone for good, she takes on a research project which should help her get away from it all.Temperley Cliffs Golf Resort is the brain child of Lady Freya Temperley. Set up as a luxury hotel and teaching course Freya also hopes it will become a mainstay of the Women’s European Tour, and her ‘friend’, Golf Pro Andi, has designed the course to Open standards. They are about to run their first teaching course for women beginners and while Freya may have planned to the last degree, she hasn’t counted on the emotional interaction of 20 women in a resort for a fortnight.Jen Silver writes great realistic and empathetic characters we can all recognise and understand. Here she has brought together a wide range of women, from the loud and obnoxious to she shy and retiring, with some seeking love, some surviving heartache and others trying to find a way to say just how they feel. Full of keen observation of human interaction, like “Christmas at Winterbourne”, “Running From Love” is another great character driven drama.The settings always play an important role In Jen Silver’s books and the north coast of Cornwall provides a stunning backdrop to the golfing and romance. Drawn with loving humour the golf itself is a constant thread, but doesn’t overwhelm or baffle a non-golfer, in fact the women at the resort are just as bemused, and through them we learn at least some of the basics.Well written and well plotted, Jen Silver has given us another solid exploration of relationships new and old, examining how women interact and behave in a variety of situations. I would have liked to see more exploration and discussion of why Beth left, but that is just me wanting to explore the deeper psyche of these characters.Another enjoyable read, entertaining and amusing at times while dealing with very real emotions of heartache, loneliness and fear of commitment, in a world where far too many women still have to worry about what society will think of them.