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5-Only Human by Diane Chandler

Only Human written by Diane Chandler, publisher Blackbird Digital Books, is available in ebook format from the 8th September 2020.  The ebook is currently at a special pre-order price of 99p.

Book Blurb

Every betrayal has a consequence… one family… one summer… one woman

The Bonds are, seemingly, a tight family unit, until one fateful summer when the temptations of lust and love come for them all

Tiger mum Anna, who gave up her career to build the perfect home life in London’s leafy Chiswick, is shocked to the core when she discovers that her husband of 20 years is having an affair.

Her daughter meanwhile is transforming into a tricky teen chopping at the apron strings.

Then Jack walks into their lives. Sophie’s first boyfriend is a breath of fresh air for the whole family, and Anna gradually discovers new purpose for herself.

But when more deceit creeps in, tensions soar, and Anna is propelled through a tangled web of secrets and lies towards a devastating climax.

This tale of love & betrayal, by the winner of the 2016 People’s Book Prize for Fiction and longlisted for The Guardian Not The Booker Prize 2020, is the perfect novel for you if you enjoy intelligent, elegantly-written, novels by authors like Jodi Picoult and Louise Doughty.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Diane Chandler’s latest novel: Only Human.

This is the second book I’ve read by Diane Chandler and what I’ve appreciated with her writing is that she delves deep into the lives of people.

As one cog in a family’s life becomes broken cracks start appearing all around until it reaches a point of no return. A story about one family when human instincts, reactions, emotions start a tumbling effect of actions. Human interaction can be percieved in so many different ways. What one person believes is an act of good others can see it totally differently.

Anna has been happily married for nearly 20 years to Ollie and they have a 15 year old daughter. When Anna makes a startling discovery she’s not sure life can ever be the same. Was it her fault, did she become complacent when she gave up her career to become a full time mother? Now her daughter is older Anna is starting to feel redundant with her life and now with this latest discovery she’s wondering whether she should do more to fulfil her life and that of her family’s.

When she befriends an elderly gentleman it gives her a different outlook on life and she soon relishes this time with her new friend. But when her new friend starts to display health concerns Anna tries to think of ways to help.

As new opportunities open up Anna finds herself juggling her commitments resulting in devastating consequences.

An interesting page turner of a read that delves into the lives of people and also sensitively touches on a health concern that effects many.

About the Author
4-DianeChandler-AuthorDiane Chandler was a political lobbyist in Brussels and then worked at the European Commission for several years, where she managed overseas aid programmes in Ukraine just after the fall of communism. Back in London, she joined the Department for International Development (DFID) on the Ukraine and then Africa desks. Her first novel, The Road to Donetsk, draws on her experience of managing overseas aid programmes, and won the People’s Book Prize. Her second, Moondance, tackles the emotional impact of IVF fertility treatment on a loving couple. Only Human, her third novel, is about a woman struggling to find meaning in life after her husband cheats on her and her only daughter is about to fly the nest. Published 8th September 2020. Diane co-runs Creative Writing Workshops London with Stephanie Zia of Blackbird Digital Books, and also coaches aspiring writers. She is the host of chiswickbuzz TV Book Club, Words with Wine in W4
Twitter:  @Dchandlerauthor

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