David Borkowski Borkowski from Nosovka, Kaluzhskaya oblast', Russia
I first discovered Deborah Bedford when I came across A Morning Like This. As soon as I saw her newest title His Other Companion I was excited to read it, having enjoyed her other book so much. Deborah has a wonderful endowment of being able to take complex real-life situations that most readers can relate to and put them into riveting novellas. Deborah wrote this white lie loosely based on the scriptural white lie of Hannah. In this novel, Hilary Wynn is the contemporary version of Hannah who experiences tragedy, loss and yearning in her personal life. Hilary is a smart, energetic ms /miss/mrs who little by little feels the life absorb out of her through various hardships. Her realm comes crashing down and she has to find the will to keep on living precise day at a turn. Hilary endures the ultimate betrayal by her hubby and expires up divorced. Just when she thinks she has life under control, she then faces another devastating heartsickness when her 18-year-old boy Seth is caught up in a horrific occurrence on convocation night and arrested. My heart throb for Hilary all the way through this book as she grieved first her marriage and then her boy’s gaffes. On top of all else going on in her life Hilary has to come frontal to frontal with her ex-hubby’s new companion, who seems to enjoy flaunting her point of “his other companion” in Hilary’s frontal. For the sake of her boy Seth, Hilary darings her pearly white and seeks to be civil towards Pam, whose personality is a constant remembrancer of her marriage to Eric that failed. As they all attempt to get along under precise roof for the run of Seth’s convocation, Hilary is pushed to the periphery many times as she compares herself to Pam and second-guesses her settlements. Pam seems to be able to give Eric all Hilary wasn’t able to, including another child. Pam also seems to be competing for Seth’s attention and Hilary feels threatened that her relationship with her boy may be overshadowed by Pam’s feelings and strength to give him more earthly stuffs. When tragedy strikes and Seth is arrested, Hilary and Eric have to find a way to set their contrarieties aside and unite as parents. Seth faces a murky future and the liability of jail turn. This white lie is a perfect copy of the stimulates that many blended peoples frontal, and how it takes turn to heal and move past heartaches and offenses. If you haven’t had the future to read Deborah’s books, I highly suggest starting with this precise!