“It used to make me feel special, the fact that they knew me, knew what I wanted, but it had soured
with repetition. I’d become my drink order that’s what it felt like. But it was okay. People watching in this place made me feel part of the world, got me away from the house for a few hours. And it was here she came back to me. I hadn’t seen her for three decades and suddenly there she was, standing next to my table.‘Hello, Freddie’.”
Another Shot tells the story of Freddie and Jo five yearsafter the end of their teenage romance
Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop thirty five years after the end of their teenage romance
Jo finds Freddie through a mutual friend, and tells him
that she is emigrating following the death of her husband. She gives him a photograph of the two of
them on their first weekend away, a trip to Blackpool.
How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart is all told through a
series of flashbacks. These memories feed into events when they meet up again and explain why,despite the passage of time and the intensity of their still simmering love, there is no future for their
Review Another Shot by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a nice romantic story about love between decades. In 2015 Freddie and Jojo meet.. Nothing special except 35 years ago they were deeply in love. Now when Jojo is going to migrate she needs to see Freddie again. Since they met again they can’t stop thinking of each other. In their mind the past reveals his beautiful and sad moments about their relationship and life path. I learn about their first date, the first weekend and so many more little things. Freddie and Jojo both are people like you and me with an ordinary life full of precious times and things to remember forever.
This book is a gift of the memories of his head players. Through the decades we see a glimpse of their lives.
In all this years we learn about their plans and dreams and in all time we discover from teenager till now their love never has changed. The main characters are well- developed but I am happy there is going to be in July à second part because the cliffhanger is so poignant and I want to read the next one.
Stephen Anthony Brotherton
I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris
and Tai. After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now taken
early retirement to write the trilogy that has been root
ed in my head for most of my life.
Another Shot is the first book in the Shots trilogy, which is based on a first love relationship I had as a
teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo
Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after
the end of their teenage romance. How they
originally met, why they parted, what happens in their
lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes.
The second book, An Extra Shot, will be published in July 2019. I am currently working on the final instalment.
Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them. ‘
Titel: Another Shot | Leesfragment | Auteur: Stephen Anthony Brotherton | Uitgeverij: Book Guild Publishing Ltd | Categorie: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance | Uitvoering: | pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912881444| Verkrijgbaar sinds:| juni 2019 Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 26-06-2019 | Prijs: €10,49 | Bestellen