Forgiving Nancy

 

                                                              FORGIVING NANCY

 

Recapture your love and his heart with Forgiving Nancy Two marriages real bloopers, the third one is going downhill. Nancy went from just getting by to lady in a seriously wealthy household and threw it all away. Will Maxwell forgive her? Left alone in London, finally Stella found a reason to move to Edinburgh. She tried to win Maxwell over, but to no avail. Will she find her love in the end? One wrong decision a lifetime ago. Now Madam Melody chances upon her daughter in Edinburgh. Will she find forgiveness? Forgiving Nancy draws pictures of rich Edinburgh and the poor parts of town. It conjures up images of scrumptious foods and homeless shelters. It weaves together the lives of people and will make you want to continue reading and, one day, visit Edinburgh and all its wonderful hotels, cafés, gardens, and, of course, the castle.

About the Author

 

Born in Ayrshire and educated at Ayr Academy, Janice Cairns has had an assortment of jobs. She's worked in child-care, law, insurance, media and creative writing. Janice lives in Edinburgh now; the city has been home to her for the last thirty years. It is here that her dream of becoming a writer is coming true. This last year, she has polished her debut novel, 'Forgiving Nancy'. She is absorbed in the marketing for this novel currently and does feel her days in advertising have helped with the marketing aspects of her being a writer today. In the last year or so she has also spent time developing her social media sites such as Facebook, twitter and her blog. She loves to keep these pages thriving and also is loving taking the photographs she does for her sites. Her main passion being writing, though, it is no surprise to her to find she has a second novel brewing and evolving within her. Already some plans are gurgling in the pipeline for what might follow ' Forgiving Nancy'.

 

 

My Review

 

 

I really enjoyed this debut novel from Janice Cairns. Her love of her home city is evident is the lavish descriptions of Edinburgh – bringing alive the shops and cafes of the 1980s. It is multilayered as we follow a young impoverished Nancy who seems to fall on her feet when she meets Max. Things are not always what they seem, however, as there are several subplots which are all brought together in the end with at least three people seeking forgiveness. This is not your usual love story and I sense there is a lot of the author in this one. The only unresolved question I have, unless I missed it, was the relevance of the Polish girl and the ring – did she ever return it?  This is just a minor point though as it is a great first novel.

 

4/5

 

 

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Janice Cairns | Reply 18.10.2014 13.49

Hi Julie,
Yes, I really am thrilled now 'Forgiving Nancy' is out in the world.
I'm so glad my love of Edinburgh came over. Thank you
again for review.
Janice

Janice Cairns | Reply 18.10.2014 13.37

Hi Julie,
Thank you so much for giving 'Forgiving Nancy' this wonderful review. I'm thrilled with it and so appreciated your reading and reviewing.
Janice x

Julie Ryan 18.10.2014 13.41

It was a real pleasure to read janice - you must be thrilled

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