Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pam of Babylon Book Series 5 Book Review

Suzanne Jenkins has been kind enough to offer one winner a whole set of her Pam of Babylon series. This will have 5 books that each connect to each other. I have read all 5 of them and they are an awesome story about one woman's journey into Hell because of her husband's affairs and she did not even know until he died and then that is when Hell started.

“How well do you know your husband?” For Pam Smith, the answer to that question is about to come shockingly into focus. Every week she spends her days on Long Island, preparing for her husband Jack’s weekend return. Jack spends his week in the city, usually returning on Fridays. It is an idyllic life, a modern Norman Rockwell painting of success, comfort, and the love of family and friends that is built on the foundation of the American Dream. But on this particular Saturday, a day no different than any other, Pam receives news that will shatter her world forever.

In the second book in the Pam of Babylon Series, Don’t You Forget About Me,  the power, the passion, and the unhappiness that romance can bring is brought into focus. Whom do we love and why? And what happens when our trust in that person is shattered? When charming, seemingly devoted Jack Smith dies, his wife and his two girlfriends are astonished to learn that they were not the only love of his life and that, in fact, Jack was a rogue who was carrying on secret existences with other women. Shattered by grief and stunned by Jack’s betrayals, these three women (Pam Smith, Marie Fabian, and Sandra Benson) find themselves suddenly thrown together.

Dream Lover is the third book in the Pam of Babylon Series.  We meet new lovers of Jack’s.  Slowly the parade of women and one man who loved Jack make their way to the Long Island village of Babylon for an audience with his widow.  No longer in denial, and stronger than she thought possible, Pam Smith is able to confront the horror of her marriage in its totality as she draws a new picture of the man she was married to.  The new, more horrific discoveries she makes empowers her and she is able to maintain her strength and the grace and compassion she’s known for. Truly a formidable woman, Pam conquers her worst demons in Dream Lover.

Book Four in the Pam of Babylon Series, Prayers for the Dying exposes more of what Kirkus Review said about Dream Lover, "A gritty, realistic portrait of the aftermath of deceit." Jack Smith's victims attempt to move forward while grappling with the pain and horror that he left behind. Pam makes a few startling revelations about herself, while Sandra hopes for a future with exciting expectations. Marie is in a most unlikely place, with the happiest news in the bleakest circumstances. Ashton's story of a lifetime love affair with Jack is finally told, with his heartache revealed.

Heartbreak and devastation move toward triumph in the fifth and final installation of the Pam of Babylon stories, called Family Dynamics . Pam is at last able to overcome the pain of Jack’s rejection, and her own role in perpetuating his deviance, when she meets Dan and falls in love. Her children move on with their lives in ways Pam would have never believed possible. Sandra fulfills her dreams with Tom, and a gift from Marie helps to complete their life together. Ashton and Ted build a beautiful life, and new discoveries make it richer than they thought possible, but with a twist. But don’t be deceived; what you see is not what you may get. 
Suzanne Jenkins will be giving one winner the whole set! Now, you will get to read them one right after another instead of having to wait months in between. But, the story was so powerful to me, that I picked it up right where the last one left off. It's a story you won't forget any time soon!
Happy Reading!


Nitrous said...

Love Love Suzanne Jenkins books!

awhartness said...

I like reading romance, autobiographies and biographies the most. My least favorite books are history books.

awhartness said...

I do not like to read book that are in a series.
Angela Hartness

Colleen Maurina said...

I like to read romances and contemporary fiction. I don't care for books with lots of murder and violence.

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Megan Parsons said...

I love Amish books! I also enjoy romances, action & any book that I can relate to! I have always wondered what I would do if everything in my life was not as it seems. This set of books is going on my list of books to read asap!
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JJT said...

HIstorical fiction is a favorite of mine. jtretin at aol dot com

Theresa N. said...

My favorite is mystery, my lease favorite is comedy.
Theresa n

Tia Dalley said...

my favorites are YA, paranormal, and suspense. I do NOT read erotica


Anita Yancey said...

My favorite books are mysteries and thrillers, and my least favorite is paranormal. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Myrna said...

I really enjoy anything by John Steinbeck. Just started reading Stephen King - Cell. Don't think I'm going to read much more of it. It's already stupid.