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Dearest Rivals

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Dearest Rivals by Jane Elizabeth Varley, book reviewJane Elizabeth Varley has written four novels and I have read and enjoyed all of them. Her latest offering – Dearest Rivals- is a story of sibling rivalry in a family that is totally at odds with each other. The rivalry is deep seated going back in time to their parents’ treatment of them as children. Nina is the eldest and is now married to Alex and on the surface they seem to be doing very well for themselves. However, things are not well in their marriage and Nina starts to discover things about Alex that are unacceptable. Next is Susan who as the middle child probably received the least attention from her parents. As an adult she has never really managed to achieve much and is deeply envious of Nina.


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Husbands and Other Lovers

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Husbands and Other Lovers By Jane Elizabeth VarleyI have to start this review by saying this is one of the best books I have read in a while, and it was one of those books that I was quite disappointed when I had finished it because I was enjoying it so much!

Husbands and Other Lovers‘ is the second book written by Jane Elizabeth Varley. Her first book had a similar title – ‘Wives and Lovers’ – and in both of these books she deals very well, in my opinion, with the complexities of modern day relationships. Some might think of this type of book as ‘chick lit’ but I think it’s more substantial than that, although I would definitely say that it is a book for women.


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