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Love And Other Battles
Love And Other Battles | Tess Woods
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Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story. 1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier ... but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop. 1989: Jess's daughter, Jamie, dreams of a simple life - marriage, children, stability - then she meets a struggling musician and suddenly the future becomes wilder and complex. 2017: When Jamie's daughter, CJ, brings home trouble in the form of the coolest boy at school, the worlds of these three women turn upside down ... and the past returns to haunt them. Spanning the trauma of the Vietnam War to the bright lights of Nashville, the epidemic of teenage self-harm to the tragedy of incurable illness, Love and Other Battles is the heart-wrenching story of three generations of Australian women, who learn that true love is not always where you seek it. If you loved The Notebook, this is a novel for you. PRAISE 'Utterly unputdownable, Love and Other Battles is equal parts heartwarming and heart-wrenching. Featuring stunningly real multilayered characters, Tess Woods weaves a bittersweet story of family secrets, epic love and heartache in this absolutely gorgeous new novel' Nicola Moriarty, author 'Tess Woods has written a timeless story of love's strength and endurance. A must-read for all fiction lovers' Cheryl Akle, Director, Better Reading 'Tess Woods has done it again with emotionally engaging Aussie fiction. Smiling with tears - five stars' Renee Conoulty, Hey Said Renee
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JennyM
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Ooofff, this book 💔 A hard-hitting, very realistic portrayal of three generations of women as they face older, middle and teen age. At times it was very difficult to read, and I shed more than a few tears. But it was done so well and the ending was a surprise.

Upfront TWs for self-harm and suicide.

TrishB I think it may have a different title here? 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I‘m stacking .. must check out about the different title 4mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @trishb I always find it funny when they change the title. Hope you‘ve both had a good week 😘 4mo
Freespirit Great review...stacked @JennyM 😍 4mo
JennyM @Freespirit another great piece of new #ozfiction! 4mo
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JennyM
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I‘ve heard VERY good things about this one, and when I picked it up from the library on Friday I was told I was in for a beautiful, heartbreaking treat 💐

LeeRHarry You find the best books Jenny! I‘m definitely stacking this one 😊 4mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry you know that we have such similar tastes - I‘ll read anything you recommend 😘 I think you‘ll enjoy this one. I‘m a 1/3 in and it‘s 👍 (upfront TWs though in the book for self-harm and suicide) x 4mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM I know, but you‘re crippling my TBR 😂😘 thanks for TWs with this book. 4mo
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Kalalalatja Pretty pic! 4mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja spring has spring! Looking forward to more holiday pics- hope you‘re having fun 😊 4mo
Kalalalatja How lovely! And I‘m having a great time. It is our last day tomorrow, and I‘m both looking forward to going home, but not ready for my vacation to end 😅 4mo
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Love and Other Battles tackles some very heavy subjects, but does so with a deft touch and characters that feel very real and sympathetic. Absolutely engrossing, I found this book hard to put down!