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Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Value of Something by Shirley Gladden

How far would you go for family? 
Crystal is about to turn forty and has some major life changes in mind. Her father Harry has always prided himself on knowing the price of everything, but when he contacts the family with a request that has nothing to do with money, a lot of lives are thrown into turmoil. While his daughter struggles with a heart rending decision and his mother rakes up a long buried secret, others are drawn in to the complex web. As the past reaches forward to engulf the present, will the value of something eventually be enough to lead to a better future?
Shirley Gladden was born and grew up in England. She has a degree in science and is a teacher. Having taught in England and Germany she recently took up a post in Cyprus and now divides her time between this warm Mediterranean island and her base in England. She enjoys playing the saxophone, though by her own admission has more enthusiasm than raw talent. Now that her four daughters are grown up, she has more time to devote to her writing. The Value of Something, is her debut novel.
Review: The Value of Something is thought-provoking and makes you reconsider pretty much everything! But at the same time, it's a really humorous and fun read filled with love-able characters that make you really care about them.As soon as I started to read this story, I couldn't wait to get to the end to see where it would go, but now that it's over, I wish I had more to read! I cannot wait for more from this brilliant author.

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