A heady tale of romance, rock'n'roll and the changing world of the 1960s.
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About the Author
Christina Jones, the only child of a schoolteacher and a circus clown, has been writing all her life. While still at school, Christina became a teenage rock/pop journalist and interviewed many chart stars, including the Stones and the Foundations. She has written 21 romantic comedy novels and won several awards for her writing, including the WH Smith Fresh Talent Award.
Jane Risdon has spent most of her life in the international music business. Along with her husband, she has managed recording artists, songwriters and record producers, as well as placing songs on popular TV/Movie soundtracks. Writing is something she has always wanted to do but life on the road kept those ambitions at bay. This is her first novel.
Christina and Jane became friends when Christina became Fan-club secretary for Jane’s husband’s band and have wanted to write together ever since.
Christina Jones has written all of her life (as well as having millions of Proper Jobs including factory worker, secretary, nightclub dancer, blood donor attendant, barmaid, waitress, civil servant and fruit picker) Christina first had a short story published when she was just 14 years old. She has written for teenage and women’s magazines – fiction and non-fiction – for a number of years, had her own humour column in The Oxford Times, and has contributed to national newspapers.
Having spent most of her life married to a rock musician, Jane Risdon had little time for writing. She and her husband worked with management of musicians, singer-songwriters, and record producers, rubbing shoulders with the great and glamourous all over the world. With time to herself at last, Jane’s experiences in the music industry have kickstarted her writing career. She and Christina Jones have been friends since the Swingin’ Sixties.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’m a bit of a fan of the swinging sixties, not quite of an age to fully appreciate it but my sister who is a lot older certainly ‘lived’ it so I gained quite a lot of knowledge from her, clothes, perfumes, music etc Only One Woman nearly turned me off before I begun when I spotted how long it is. Being a blogger entails reading a LOT of books and I don’t always have time or patience to spend on one specific story if it drags into a lengthy tome. However no such fear with this one, as soon as I read the first few pages I just knew I was going to love it. You soon become absorbed in the era, transported back to a completely different time. Told in the style of diary entries by Renza and Stella we immediately see into the world of these teenagers, what better way to get a feel for the climate. Scott the rock god is the central link, Renza falls hopelessly for him but the relationship becomes long distance when her family moves abroad. Scott then meets Stella .. my initial thoughts were typical man, can’t have one girl so leaps at another. But the depth of this story explores the feelings from the trio and as much as it pains me I could almost understand Scott’s actions. Only One Woman is cleverly written to capture the essence of all characters involved and I really felt connected to them. One moment I was rooting for Stella but in the blink of an eye Renza would be my favourite. I think the fact Scott was a hot musician helped his cause in my eyes, if he was just a layabout slob perhaps I would have given him a slap or two! I particularly enjoyed singing a long with the music and reminiscing about various 60’s products. Plenty of research or very good memories have gone into the writing of this book. Thanks to the authors and publishers for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.