Loving Him by Kate O'Riordan

Loving Him

Kate O'Riordan

This isn't just another middle-aged man leaves his wife for another woman story. Great descriptions of family life, interesting characters and a twist that I never saw coming make it a fascinating read.


'You'll keep Linda away from the Vatican though, won't you?' Now that she was leaving him, Connie felt she should say something just in case he thought he'd bored her, which he had, but she wouldn't like him to think so.

'Passed on, my Linda. Three years now. You're all right, these things happen. Love of my life she was. That'll be twenty-two pounds my love.'

He drove away before Connie could think of anything to say.

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