Book Reviews of Sheer Abandon

Sheer Abandon
Sheer Abandon
Author: Penny Vincenzi
ISBN-13: 9780755328529
ISBN-10: 0755328523
Pages: 720
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Headline Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Vincenzi writes like a soap opera but I get very caught up in her plots and she manages to keep suspense going. I like her boooks and they are long which is a plus for me!
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Helpful Score: 2
It took me two weeks just to get to a hundred pages in this book. Usually if I don't care for a book I will at least finish it but I just could not get into this book. It was boring, and too many characters to keep up with. I would not recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow! This was a fun fast read. I felt like I was watching a movie rather than reading. I would especially recommend it to those of you who love London.

I lived in London around that time and it brought back a lot of wonderful memories.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fast paced , page turner..with enough intrigue to keep you going until the very end
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This picture is NOT Sheer Abandon!

The Daily Mail
'...its high-class, well-structured, with enough juicy sub-plots and interesting minor characters to keep you gripped through many a chilly evening

Book Description
Set against a background of newspaper journalism and politics, and the exhilarating freedom of the backpackers' trail, SHEER ABANDON is perhaps the most exciting and intriguing of all Penny Vincenzi's novels.

Synopsis
One night in 1987 an abandoned baby girl is found in a cleaning cupboard at Heathrow airport. A year earlier, three girls, Martha, Clio and Jocasta had met by chance, at the start of a backpacking adventure: they travelled together briefly and then separated to go their different ways, swearing to meet again when they return home. But it would be a long time until they met again: not until Kate, the foundling, is a teenager, and the three women are all leading successful lives. Martha is a fiercely single, highly paid corporate lawyer, Clio a doctor, locked in an unhappy marriage to a surgeon, and Jocasta a reporter for a tabloid newspaper, in love with a charming commitment-phobe. Which of them is Kate's mother? Why was she desperate enough to do such a thing, and how did she survive it?

About the Author
Penny Vincenzi began her career as a junior secretary for Vogue and Tatler . She later worked as Fashion and Beauty Editor on magazines such as Woman's Own , before becoming a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan . She is the author of two humourous books and nine previous novels. Penny Vincenzi is married with four daughters.
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Interesting book about 3 women who met and then 14 years the child of one is trying to find out which is her mother. Set in England.
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Loved it! It took me away
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From the back cover:
THREE GLAMOROUS WOMEN...
Clio, clever, ambitious, locked in an unhappy marriage to a surgeon. Martha, fiercely single, dedicated to her job, but secretly rather vulnerable. Jocasta, wild and impulsive, in love with a charming commitment-phobe, ripe for a new affair.
THREE GLITTERING CAREERS...
Clio is a successful doctor. Martha, a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a career in politics, and Jocasta is a reporter for a tabloid newspaper with an infallible instince for a big story.
ONE VERY GUILTY SECRET...
One of these three women... (Oh, you'll have to read the back cover yourself)