Book-Review-Indecent-Ambition

 

Indecent Ambition is my third of Jennifer Bacia’s novels and tells Lenore’s story.

 After her (sexually) abusive father’s death, fourteen-year-old Lenore was taken in by ‘Nan’ who lived a few doors away.  Lenore soon realises she is pregnant with her father’s child and Nan organises an abortion for Lenore.

Sometime later Lenore gives herself to someone a little older than herself, again falling pregnant.  When she discovers the boy has left Australia and returned to his mother in the U.S.A. and she has another bad experience with a newborn Lenore swears that never again will she allow men to put her in that position.

Twenty years on Lenore, now known as Anthea, is at a preselection meeting for a safe party seat in the Australian Federal Parliament and meets her old flame again.   It takes a while before she accepts a job offer from David and still longer before they get back together.  In the midst of all this is Oscar’s (David’s friend) twenty-year-old daughter Kelly who has a huge crush on David.

Will Kelly get her way with David?  Or will David and Anthea hold fast?

There is a reasonably large part of Indecent Ambition I have not mentioned in my review simply because to do so would contain many spoilers.   I am fairly certain that fans of Jennifer Bacia, will rate Indecent Ambition highly. If you haven’t read any of Bacia’s works as yet,  I highly recommend Indecent Ambition and Never Forget Me as starting points.

 

I rated

Indecent Ambition

as a solid

four-star read

**** 

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Indecent Ambition

an average of 3.12 stars

from 26 ratings

 and 4 reviews

****

Indecent Ambition

can be purchased online at

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon

                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

                                                          

Book-Review-Never-Forget-Me

Never Forget Me

by

Jennifer Bacia

 

Never Forget Me was my second of Jennifer Bacia’s novels and will not be my last.

Tess Jordan and her friends spent her teen years squatting anywhere she could find a warm and dry place to sleep on the streets of New York City.  During her teens, Tess was always ambitious and planning her next step in life.  By the time Tess had reached her mid-thirties, she had become Hollywood’s most powerful female executive heading up the World Link Studios.  Tess’ ambition was to make a film about Elizabeth Eden; an actress who died under interesting circumstances some twenty years earlier.

Upon receiving a green light, from the studio owner and his legal team, to make the movie, the movie lot on which it was to be made was destroyed and the deaths of people associated with Elizabeth Eden also rose.    Combine this with a Presidential Election on the horizon and the son of a past-favoured president as the likely winner and we have the potential for a Hollywood movie.

I am a fan of this novel’s political intrigue and thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Bacia’s, Never Forget Me.  I believe it is a well-written novel with enough twists, turns and intrigue to keep most readers interested.

I will keep reading her books in future months.

 

I rated

Never Forget Me

as a solid

five-star read

**** 

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Never Forget Me

an average of 4.43 stars

from 7 ratings

 and 0 reviews

****

Never Forget Me

can be purchased online at

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

Book-Review-Dark-Side-of-the-Harbour

Dark Side of the Harbour

by

Jennifer Bacia

 

Dark Side of the Harbour is the story of Rose and Margot who befriend each other while working at David Jones in Sydney’s Central Business District.  Rose is the reserved country girl while Margot is more worldly.  Their friendship eventually leads them to share a flat.

A nearby coffee bar proves to be the ideal place to meet two Polish immigrants.  As their friendship grows Stefan and Josef open the women’s eyes to the harsh reality of the Second World War.  Rose and Stefan’s romance is hindered by lingering War traumas and Margot wants more than a penniless Polish immigrant for a life partner.

More than two decades pass before an aspiring journalist lands herself a job with an investigative current affairs show.  Her first story is to investigate, if possible, a cold case that was solved with the flimsiest of evidence and very little investigation by the police.  The new investigation has locals and police alike on edge, while still others who have remained silent for so long, at last, tell their side of the story

The Dark Side of the Harbour may possibly have been a better read than the audio version to which I listened.

However, as the sixties were my teen years I found Dark Side of the Harbour an interesting and enjoyable story and I hope to read more of Ms Bacia’s works this year.

 

 

I rated

Dark Side of the Harbour

as a

three-star audiobook

 

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Dark Side of the Harbour

an average of 4.28 stars

from 32 ratings

 and 7 reviews

****

Dark Side of the Harbour

can be purchased online at

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I rated

Dark Side of the Harbour

 

as a

three-star audiobook

 

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Dark Side of the Harbour

an average of 4.28 stars

from 32 ratings

 and 7 reviews

***

Dark Side of the Harbour

can be purchased online at

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon

                                                                                                           

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