“Forever Scarred” by Jackie Williams is simply smashing. The book concerns a very serious and important issue:The life of physically scarred people and how we and they live with their challenging looks. [Book 1 in the series is called Running Scarred. I did not read Book1 yet but certainly will soon do so. It is not necessary to have read it to appreciate Book 2.]
Within the first few pages I was hooked and drawn into the mindset of
Joey, an ex-service man whose face has been disfigured by a bomb. His thoughts about surgery and his future were eye opening and give a lot more food for thought than I would have expected.
The storyline could almost become secondary to this pressing and well handled central issue. It involves a group of ex-service men, a country retreat and amongst other things a very complicated love situation.
Williams however has packed in a lot more into this book than the topic of scars. The plot and the writing are perfect to work out the many aspects of the central theme and the well chosen characters show how much more there can be, must be and is to life.
A gripping story that stayed with me long after I have finished reading it; a great achievement and a highly recommendable work
THE BOOK ON YOUR AMAZON SITE: http://bookShow.me/B00EMMD1Y4
Book Three in the series, SCARRED HORIZON has just been released today: http://bookShow.me/B00IJF37CQ
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Her website: http://www.romanticsuspensebooks.org/
On Twitter username: wackyjackyful
About the Author:
I was born in Essex England during the mid sixties but I missed all the fun. Being only young I assumed that all Beatles were six legged creatures and Flower Power was something to do with the vigorous way my mother kneaded the bread dough.
My wonderful parents brought me up with a huge love of books. We read anything and everything. Bedtime stories were a treasured time of adventure and mystery. My sister and I sat wide eyed in wonder and to this day I worry about Dinah and Dorinda being pricked with pins because they grew so fat, and I never pull faces at the a waning moon (or was it a waxing one?) just in case my chops stay that way . (The Wind On The Moon)
I began reading romance while still at school. The fuel for many a teenage fantasy leapt from between the covers of wildly romantic books and my passion still lingers now for all those dark haired heroes.
My own beautiful teenage daughter persuaded me to write my first romance. She was only fourteen at the time and between books for children and adults. She couldn’t find anything that ticked all her numerous and particular boxes and so she asked me to write a book, with all the exact ingredients just for her. Though not just a book for teens, she enjoyed the resulting tale so much that she shared it with her friends and I eventually published A Perfect Summer as an ebook on amazon.
But I have discovered that writing is not easily stopped once you start. It has turned into a grand passion that I just cannot hold back. The fingertips start tapping the keys and ideas suddenly come flooding, far too many for just one book and so I began another and then another. Nine books later I am still nowhere near done. Book ten is on its way and only just the other night I woke from a wild and wonderful dream with book eleven fully formed in my head.
Romance will always be my first love but recently I was so influenced by a tiny polished plaque on a sea wall that I gave paranormal romance a try. (Echo Beach) Mixing the two genres was a real challenge for me but I was delighted with the result. Historical romance is going to be my next genre. All those fabulously titled and passionate men are impossibly hard to resist.
I hope you enjoy all of my efforts and I look forward to your comments and reviews.