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Surviving Anna Kindle Edition
Laura Vine is devoted to her career and outwardly appears to embrace her independent Sydney lifestyle. Deep down, a childhood tragedy has left its mark and Laura with a secret she has never dared to share. The grief she has long since buried remains, unexplored and unresolved.
It takes a chance meeting with dynamic businessman Adam Moretti to shake Laura's composure. As Adam's persistence disrupts her status quo, Laura is haunted by the return of her recurring childhood dream. Adam recognizes Laura's vulnerability but is baffled by its cause. Frustrated by her strange inhibitions and, at times, unfathomable behaviour, he eventually persuades her to start facing up to the trauma in her past.
Laura's quest is charged with anger, grief and confusion, but she soon becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the secret she has always struggled to deny. Shocked by the story she uncovers, Laura finds herself confronted with questions of forgiveness and her own capacity to love.
A thought-provoking, suspenseful and sometimes tragic story, Surviving Anna explores the consequences of betrayal and the critical importance of unconditional love.
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- ASIN : B01AXIBWC8
- Publisher : Mountain Top Press (21 January 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 507 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,096,892 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The protagonist, Laura, initially comes across as confident, ambitious and successful, albeit a little reserved. We soon discover that she is also in denial. As a child, she has apparently witnessed a tragedy that has left significant emotional scars. Laura has trust issues and is clearly unable to commit herself to a long-term, intimate relationship. That becomes an issue when she meets Adam, who is too strongly drawn to Laura to take “no” for an answer. Something about Adam and his persistent interest in her stirs up the past again for Laura. Even though she’s obviously attracted to him, their relationship seems doomed to failure. Adam, presumably because he has suffered his own tribulations, is remarkably patient and committed to Laura. He manages to persuade her to start processing her childhood trauma in the hope that they can move forward together. For Laura that means discovering the truth, no matter how unpleasant it might turn out to be.
Whatever you end up feeling about Laura - and I found my reaction to her changed many times throughout the book - the characters are strong and well developed. There were a few times when I wanted to tell Adam to give up and walk away. He certainly doesn’t have commitment issues! The dialogue is particularly convincing and the story unfolds at a reasonable pace. The book is set in Australia and England, which leads to some interesting contrasts and implied observations. The story was intriguing enough to hold my interest all the way through.
I would highly recommend “Surviving Anna” to anyone interested in this genre.
Playing over a period of 7 months alternatively in Sydney and England, Laura’s independent life style and confidence is disturbed when their relationship intensifies and Adam -divorced with a 20 year old son- asks her to marry him and start a family. But committing is the last thing on Laura’s mind; to wholly trust someone would mean to confront the many memories and fears buried in her conscience she has spent all her life trying to forget. When she goes to England to visit her father and other family members, we learn more about the reasons behind her reluctance and virtual inability to trust and to let go.
The characters in the book are well portrayed and I could sympathize with each one of them; with Adam when he was frustrated and hurt and with Laura when she just could not face up to her past and wanted to leave it be.
Once started I could not put the book down as new elements were introduced and circumstances came to light in each chapter to maintain suspense. I relished the rich language used to describe environments and situations and enjoyed the Sydney/summer, England/winter contrast.
I recommend this book to readers of meaningful literary fiction
Top reviews from other countries
I'm pretty hopeless myself at writing but I so enjoyed it for many reasons.
The graphic descriptions of the views and areas,the feelings and thoughts of Laura and Adam and you just
Didn't know what was coming.
Absolutely loved it. Well done Hazel.