The Gessami Residence

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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The Gessami Residence is a story of mature women still trying to live life to the max. It’s about enjoying life, having fun with friends and finding love. Jenny has endured three fairly miserable years following the sudden death of her husband, Paul. At forty three – with her sons at university – the only thing keeping her sane are her three best friends Amanda, Beth and Rose. After deciding that what they really need is a girl’s trip away, they escape their uneventful lives on a holiday. After all, forty somethings still like to drink, flirt, have meaningless sex and enjoy themselves – right? Rose organises the trip and keeps the details secret until they meet at the airport, but she shocks them with her destination choice – Ibiza. Reluctantly they set off, but on arrival it’s immediately apparent they have every intention of enjoying themselves to the maximum. After the first night of heavy drinking, Jenny, feeling the pace, has to excuse herself and return to their hotel. She is mortified when she falls ungracefully into the sand and is confronted with Ethan, a handsome stranger, who helps her back to her room. As the holiday continues, she keeps crossing paths with Ethan. He invites them all to dinner, for a trip on his yacht and to spend a week of their holiday at his new boutique hotel, ‘The Gessami Residence’. Ethan is not what Jenny was expecting from this holiday, but the more time she spends with him and their friends, the more she realises all she has missed since her husband died.
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About the author

Jane L Gibson lives in the Yorkshire countryside with her husband, two teenage sons and three dogs. She’s had a passion for writing stories since her boys were little. Her first novel A Different Reflection was published in 2015.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Feb 28, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781785893964
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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