Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon

Over the last few weeks we have been enjoying the posts from the archives of Jane Risdon. This week however, I am sharing the great news that her new book, co-written with Christina Jones is now available.

About Only One Woman

Two women, one love story.

June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.

December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it.

As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

One of the early reviews for the book on Goodreads

Nov 21, 2017 Linda Hill on November 21st 2017

When band members move in next door to Renza, her life will never be the same again, but Stella could put a fly in her ointment!

What a roller coaster of emotions for Renza and Stella. Only One Woman is a real insight into the lives of these two young women in the 1960s. They experience the whole range of experiences for women of their time with their contrasting families shaping them very differently. I’d much rather have Stella’s family in my life than Renza’s!

Right the way through reading Only One Woman I couldn’t make up my mind about Scott. At times I thought I would like to meet him myself and at others I felt I’d prefer to hit him several times with a very heavy blunt instrument. Even by the end of Only One Woman I hadn’t made up my mind. I think this shows what a good job both authors have done in creating complex and real characters.

However, I have no such vacillations of opinion about the atmosphere and 1960’s setting. Although I was quite a bit younger than Renza and Stella in the 1960s, I remembered so many of the cultural references that give Only One Woman such a vivid era, from the music to world events. The authors deserve great praise for the quality of the research to ensure the accuracy of these details. The music really sets the scene but readers of a certain age need to be careful otherwise they will have earworms for days reading this book!

I also enjoyed the variety of settings and was fascinated especially by the depiction of army life in Germany.

I think anyone who has lived through the 1960s will find so many personal memories are prompted by Renza, Stella, Scott et al so that there is so much more to enjoy than simply reading a narrative in Only One Woman. It’s a highly evocative read.

Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Only-One-Woman-Christina-Jones-ebook/dp/B075D88JBP

and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-One-Woman-Christina-Jones-ebook/dp/B075D88JBP

Read the reviews and follow Jane on Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5831801.Jane_Risdon

About Jane Risdon

Jane Risdon began writing five years ago having had a successful career in the International Music Industry which has taken her all over the world working with everything from Rock, Thrash Metal, and R&B/Pop to Chinese Opera. Her work has taken her to North America, Europe, and Singapore: even to Taiwan.

She’s been involved in Television, Radio, and the Movies around the world.

Travelling extensively and living overseas she draws upon her life experiences when writing Crime/Mystery novels, short stories in all genres – including humour, and she has dabbled in flash fiction.

Some of these experiences have found their way into her short stories about the Music Business, and she is presently working on a novel which will bring a lot of her more crazy ‘rock ‘n roll’ experiences into one tome.

Her main focus remains crime however, and she is working on a series of novels called ‘Ms Birdsong Investigates’ centered around a glamorous ex MI5 Officer forced into early retirement, who is trying to keep a low profile in a rural village in Oxfordshire. Her past experiences come to the fore when she finds herself investigating murder. Soon she finds herself back on old territory with Russian Mafia, Ukrainian People Traffickers and an old flame to deal with.

Some of the anthologies that Jane has contributed to

Read the reviews and buy the Anthologies: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Risdon/e/B00I3GJ2Y8

And Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Risdon/e/B00I3GJ2Y8/

Connect to Jane Risdon

Blog: https://janerisdon.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://wp.me/2dg55 http://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2 
Accent Press: http://www.accentpress.co.uk/jane-risdon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jane_Risdon

About Christina Jones

Christina Jones, the only child of a schoolteacher and a circus clown, has been
writing all her life. As well as writing romantic comedy novels, she also contributes short stories and articles to many national magazines and newspapers.

She has won several awards for her writing: Going the Distance was a WH Smith Fresh Talent Winner; Nothing to Lose, was shortlisted and runner-up for the Thumping Good Read Award with film and television rights sold; Heaven Sent was shortlisted in The Melissa Nathan Comedy Romance Awards and won a Category Award; Love Potions won the Pure Passion Award; The Way to a Woman’s Heart was short-listed for the Rom-Com of the Year; and An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding won The Reviewer’s Choice Award.

A small selection of Christina’s books

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christina-Jones/e/B001K8U57Y/

and Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Jones/e/B001K8U57Y/

Connect to Christina

Blog: https://christinajones-writing.blogspot.ie/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaJonesAuthor/

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will help spread the news of this new book and its authors. Thanks Sally

 

27 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon

    • Wow thanks so much for re-blogging this for us, really appreciated. Some of the book is based in the Ruhr Valley near Dortmund so I am sure some of your readers will find it interesting – we hope. Thanks so much. 🙂 Jane and Christina. x

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      • I have just been told by Christina Jones that she has a large fan-base in Germany for her books in her own right – her Bucolic Frolics series – and so the same readers most likely will enjoy Only One Woman. Her career spans dozens of books. So we do hope that her fans in Germany will embrace this book too. We hope so. The Ruhr Valley, which I know well and which features in OOW is such a beautiful area and with so much history. Love it. Great chatting to you here. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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  1. Reblogged this on Jane Risdon and commented:
    Sally Cronin is a fab author and blogger and has kindly and generously shared her blog space once more with Only One Woman. Thanks so much Sally and we hope your readers will enjoy our blog piece enough to wander over to amazon and seek the book out. We’d love that. You are a star, thanks so much. Jane and Christina. xx

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  2. Sally – thank you so very much for this – I am very, very grateful… it’s fabulous! And thank you Mihran too… I do hope you’ll all enjoy reading Only One Woman because Jane and I had the best fun ever writing it. Thank you again. love, Cx

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