Another You

Another You Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself Marie Johnson is trapped by her job as a chef in a Dorset pub and by her increasingly poisonous marriage to its landlord Worn down by his string of aff

  • Title: Another You
  • Author: Jane Cable
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself Marie Johnson is trapped by her job as a chef in a Dorset pub and by her increasingly poisonous marriage to its landlord Worn down by his string of affairs she has no self confidence, no self respect and the only thing that keeps her going is watching her son, Jude, turn into a talented artist But the 60th anniversary ofSometimes the hardest person to save is yourself Marie Johnson is trapped by her job as a chef in a Dorset pub and by her increasingly poisonous marriage to its landlord Worn down by his string of affairs she has no self confidence, no self respect and the only thing that keeps her going is watching her son, Jude, turn into a talented artist But the 60th anniversary of a D Day exercise triggers chance meetings which prove unlikely catalysts for change First there s Corbin, the American soldier who she runs into as she s walking on the cliffs He is charming and has a quaintness about him, calling her an English rose Then there s George the war veteran, who comes to dine at the pub, and his son Mark George fascinates Marie with his first hand accounts of the war, whilst Mark proves helpful in making sense of the pub s financial situation And there s Paxton Another American soldier with an uncanny resemblance to Corbin Young, fit and very attractive, Marie finds him hard to resist But little does she know Paxton is also battling some inner demons As the heat of the summer intensifies, so do the issues in Marie s life Why is Corbin so elusive Why is the pub struggling to make ends meet Why has Jude suddenly become so withdrawn and unhappy Can she help Paxton open up and begin to deal with his pain Or will she be shackled to the pub and her increasingly spiteful husband forever But as events unfold, Marie finally realises that she is not trapped, but stuck, and that it is down to her to get her life moving again Perfectly blending the complexities of twenty first century life with the dramatic history of World War Two, Another You is a charming tale that will warm your heart Praise for Jane Cable A fascinating exploration of how the past can affect the present The language in this book is so fresh and vivid that it sweeps the reader up and away and deposits her on the beautiful Studland Bay where this story is set bestselling author Rosanna Ley Brilliantly interweaves the Second World War with the present day bestselling author Holly Kinsella Jane Cable writes romance stories with a strong element of mystery and suspense Her first novel, The Cheesemaker s House, was a finalist in The Alan Titchmarsh Show s People s Novelist competition and won the Words for the Wounded Independent Book of the Year Award in 2015.

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    1. I love it when I get to the end of a book and I'm still questioning what was the truth and what was folly. I bit like getting to the end of Life Of Pi and you're not sure if the tiger is real or a figment of Pi's imagination. Marie, recently separated, over worked, financially stressed gets the kind of migraine that obliterates anything and everything. She is at a crossroads in her life, unsure where her next path should be. The tension in her is palpable.I could hear the rolling waves of the se [...]

    2. Jane Cable’s “Another You” has much to recommend it. A contemporary romantic novel, with a mysterious twist, it is set in a beautiful part of England, mainly focusing on the area around Studland Bay in Dorset. I loved the author’s descriptions of this setting, having visited the region many times myself. Against this backdrop, the story of Marie and her turbulent relationships unfolds. Marie and her estranged husband, Stephen own and run a pub, with the help of their son, Jude, and two o [...]

    3. Another You is a gentle story about a Marie Johnson who lives in Dorset with her son. She shares the running of a local pub with her estranged husband which in itself sometimes causes a few issues as there is no love lost between them. The local area is setting up to commemorate the D Day landing training that took place there and this brings several new people into her life that help her re-assess what exactly she wants to do.Corbin is one of the two Americans that enter Marie’s life. He seem [...]

    4. Jane Cable writes wonderfully imaginative romantic fiction set in great locations which she describes so beautifully you feel you’re there. Another you is set in Dorset, a place I’ve never visited. As I was nearing the end of the book, I watched the first episode of Julia Bradbury’s new walking series on tv and on her first walk she visited every location mentioned in the book – it was great! I recognised the locations of Old Harry, The Dunes and even the military camp and tank museum wh [...]

    5. This book blew me away – and not always in a good way! As a former migraine sufferer, I found the author’s description of the affliction so wincingly accurate it had me reaching for the painkillers. That said, this is a book to be cherished, a book to curl up with knowing you are in safe hands. There are tender moments and strong sex and a story to leave you intrigued and guessing. Is it real? Is it a ghost story? No spoilers here: you are left to make up your own mind. There are some wonder [...]

    6. I'd never read any of this author's work but I want to read more now. I hoped from the first pages that this was a story to lose myself ind I found it hard to put down. "Another You" is a love-story with a difference and I enjoyed this accomplished work from start to finish. The past and present cleverly intertwine with a war story set in beautiful Studland Bay, which Cable paints with wonderful, fresh imagery. There are elements of fantasy too - or are there? Who is Corbin really? It's difficul [...]

    7. It's the sixtieth anniversary of D Day and preparations are well on the way in Studland Bay, Dorset, for a reenactment of this historical event. Marie used to be a hippie with a carefree life until she met her ex husband Stephen and settled in Studland Bay. She is the chef at the Smugglers, a pub previously owned by Stephen's uncle. Although they are no longer a couple, they run the pub together with the help of their son Jude. Whilst sitting on the beach one day, Marie is approached by Corbin, [...]

    8. I noticed with Jane Cable's previous novel that she has a way with descriptions. Setting this book in Dorset, she did a beautiful job describing the area and creating the perfect atmosphere for a book that is part romance, part history and part--everything else. I wanted to be on that beach admiring Old Harry or in the pub awaiting a drink and a sandwich as I read this. If you enjoy immersing yourself in emotional novels that are well-paced and have a lot to do with the study of a person's life, [...]

    9. Marie Johnson cuts rather a solitary figure and is often to be found walking the headland, near to her home, in Studland Bay. Often lost in her own thoughts, Marie has much to consider, not just about her life and destructive marriage, but also about what she wants for herself and her son, Jude. And as she watches the preparations take place on the beach below for the sixtieth anniversary of a D-Day exercise, Marie gets caught up in the excitement of the commemoration, and also in the history of [...]

    10. This is the third book of Jane's that I have read and what always strikes me about her writing is the almost mystical quality it has. Her way with words means that you are swept into the book immediately with the everyday minutia of life so wonderfully captured. I could imagine it all in my minds eye, the pub, the walks and the boat. Whilst there is always a little bit of a mystery to keep you guessing.In this book Marie is the narrator and although she part owns a pub and is the chef there, her [...]

    11. Another You is a contemporary romantic mystery set in Dorset, England. Marie Johnson is a chef at The Smugglers pub in Studland Bay. She runs the business with her estranged husband. Their son Jude works the bar in between studying art.It has been sixty years since the D-Day landing and the local area is taking part in the celebrations. Studland had been used as a practice ground for many of the original D-Day invasion plans. Operation Smash, tanks designed to float through water had been triale [...]

    12. ‘Another You’ teased me along page after page leaving me unsure as to what genre of book I was reading until at a certain point, captivated by the charm of the storyline, it didn’t matter. Through the eyes and mind of Ms Cable’s very human and vulnerable main character, Marie, the reader, through a well-crafted plot, experiences the effects on the inhabitants of a Sussex village both during the ill-fated wartime D-Day landing rehearsals and during the re-enactment half a century later. A [...]

    13. I was initially interested to read this book because I live in Dorset and know the area around Studland very well. The descriptions of Studland and Old Harry rocks are excellent and I found it interesting the way the details of the original D Day landing exercises were interwoven with present day preparations for the 60 year celebrations. The main character Marie is a rather depressing soul who runs the Smugglers pub with her estranged husband Stephen and son Jude. She suffers frequent migraines [...]

    14. What a fascinating blend of past and present as this novel weaves through the contemporary world of domestic joys and difficulties, the re-enactment of a WW2 event at Studland and the experiences of the 1940s past. I loved the drifting wisps of ghosts and mysterious happenings: the spirits of times past and the way they impact upon the present. A lovely read which kept me intrigued throughout and wondering what was real and what was imagined. Beautifully written. Well recommended.

    15. As we have come to expect from Jane Cable Another You is a story that makes you think, that makes you question your understanding of what you have read and inspires you to want to read on. I was fascinated, not just because of the well crafted and intriguing characters but also because of the historical references and the representation of the impact of war. It is well researched, with interesting historical detail throughout. The characters, like the landscape in which they live, are brought to [...]

    16. Engaging and beautifully descriptive. Marie is frustrating at times, you can't help but like her and hope that all ends well. I thought I'd guessed quite a lot of the plot right away but there was sufficient to keep me going and a surprise or three along the way. Loved the descriptions of people, moods and places. Recommend.

    17. I very much enjoyed this complex story with its deftly woven mix of drama, history, romance and family troubles. The Dorset setting is beautifully written and made me want to visit the area. Marie and her almost-ex husband still run their pub together, a toxic situation that only worsens as the story develops. The local reenactment of a D-Day event sets off a series of events as Marie meets an American GI, Corbin who is curiously old-fashioned and then starts a casual relationship with Paxton, a [...]

    18. There is a great sense of place in Another You. The descriptions of the area add to the book and made me want to revisit. I always enjoy an historical mystery, so although it's set in the present, resonances of WW2 are never far away. It took me a while to adjust to the author's style of writing but using the first person gives the writing pace and she uses it to good effect. There's plenty in the story to keep you interested and the gritty characters add spice and depth.

    19. 'Another You' is a book that'll continue to haunt you long after you've read the last page. Jane Cable has pulled off a remarkable feat of storytelling, mixing past and present, and fantasy and reality and, at the centre of the story is Marie: an interesting woman on a remarkable journey to find out who she really is and what she wants from life. It's a superb read.

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