Past Encounters

Past Encounters

by Davina Blake, Deborah Swift

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Overview

From the moment Rhoda Middleton opens one of her husband's letters and finds it is from another woman, she is convinced he is having an affair.

But when Rhoda tracks her down, she discovers the mysterious woman is not his lover after all, but the wife of his best friend, Archie Foster.

There is only one problem - Rhoda has never even heard of Archie Foster.

Devastated by this betrayal of trust, Rhoda tries to find out how and why her husband, Peter, has kept this friendship hidden for so long.

Her search leads her back to 1945, but as she gradually uncovers Peter's wartime secrets she must wrestle with painful memories of her own. For if they are ever to understand each other, Rhoda too must escape the ghosts of the past.

Taking us on a journey from the atmospheric filming of Brief Encounter, to the extraordinary Great March of prisoners of war through snow-bound Germany, this is a novel of friendship, hope, and how in the end, it is the small things that enable love to survive.

Includes discussion points for reading groups

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499568257
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Davina Blake used to be a set and costume designer for theatre and TV, during which time she developed a love of research which fuelled her passion for the past.

She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and also writes successful seventeenth century historicals under the pen name Deborah Swift.

'Her characters are so real that they linger in the mind long after the book is back on the shelf. Highly recommended.'
The Historical Novels Review

From Davina: 'I was inspired to write 'Past Encounters' because I live close to the railway station where the iconic 'Brief Encounter' was filmed in 1945. I have often used the refreshment room that featured in the film when waiting for a train. I love a good cup of tea, preferably accompanied by a chocolate brownie!'

Find her at www.davinablake.com or at www.davinablake.blogspot.com

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Past Encounters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that PAST ENCOUNTERS by Davina Blake is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
booknerdDS More than 1 year ago
"Past Encounters" was a great read! I really enjoyed the many layers to the story and these characters.  Peter and Rhoda were so real, my heartache for them.  As their marriage enters a crisis their past comes back to hunt them. I was so shocked and impressed with how Rhoda dealt with Helen.  I was unequivocally impressed with her love for her husband and her dedication to their marriage.  I thought that the author really dug deep into human relationships both individually and as a couple.