How do you choose between friendship and love? Maggie faces an impossible dilemma when she discovers that Finn, the man she loves, is also the father of her best friend's child. Should Maggie betray her best friend, who never wanted him to know? Or lie to Finn, the first man she's ever trusted enough to love? The decision is complicated by the shadows of her past.
Della Galton is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist; she is also the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum and has been writing and getting published for over twenty-five years. When she is not writing she enjoys walking her dogs in the beautiful Dorset countryside where she lives. Her hobby is repairing old cottages, which is lucky as hers is falling down.
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26th January 2013 10:20AM
Maggie runs an animal rescue centre in Wiltshire. Sarah, her best friend has a lovely little boy, born of a drunken one night stand. The father, who has moved away,doesn't know he's a father and Sarah doesn't want him to know lest it jeopardise her current relationship. But then he returns to Wiltshire and takes a job helping out Maggie at the rescue centre and suddenly the tangles begin to tighten...
This is an engrossing enjoyable read, ideal to pack for holiday or beach. I loved it, and it was definitely a delightful palate cleaner between heavier reads. That's not to disparage this excellent book in any way. It's very well written indeed and will appeal to a wide range of readers. I would say more specifically if you like authors such as Katie Fforde or Jill Mansell, Passing Shadows will hit the spot.
J Wright on
20th April 2012 4:13PM
I have been reading Della Galton's short stories and serials for quite a few years now, so was delighted when I heard she had written her first book. I decided to read the first few paragraphs the morning the book arrived from Amazon, and simply couldn't put it down. Set in an animal sanctuary, you soon get caught up not only with the complicated lives of the characters, but also with the fate of the abandoned, and sometimes over-sexed, animals! Both amusing and poignant, this is a story of friendship, love and loyalty, and shows how the past can never really be forgotten.
An excellent first novel by Della, and I am very much looking forward to reading her next one.