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By: Joanne Hattersley

Ramblings of a Forty-Something Widow

Pages: 70 Ratings: 5.0
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When a young woman is widowed, it is a sad time in her life. Rather than allowing this sad time in life to overpower her, the author has allowed it to inspire, reflect and move her.


Her grief and memories are shared in this evocative collection of poetry that serves to demonstrate the fragility of human life and the emotions that we all go through. Ranging from being a child and reading with her brother to her parents’ life together. From her own silver wedding celebrations to her personal grief as a widow. The author allows us to step inside her mind to share her innermost thoughts.

Joanne was born in 1971 in the United Kingdom. As a child, she loved writing and sharing her stories and poems with her friends and family. Add into her life twenty-five years with her husband and soulmate as well as a global move to Australia and you have all the inspiration that you need. She has recently completed a diploma in professional writing and has commenced work on her first novel.

Customer Reviews
5.0
7 reviews
7 reviews
  • Aine Williams

    Lovely read, sad in parts. Joanne doesn’t hold back putting her thoughts and feelings into words pre, during and post her husbands illness. Reading her poetry makes you more thankful for all the good in life and the need to cherish precious moments. Looking forward to reading what’s to come next

  • Martin Friel

    fantastic effort for her first book with, hopefully, many more to follow. Joanne clearly puts her feelings on the paper for what is a very traumatic part of anyones life, I hope this process was found to be a cathartic release to ease moving forward.

  • Kathy Anderson

    I’ve got your book and read it!! Well done you! Xx
    Great! Xx

  • Anthony Brewer

    I bought your book yesterday. A massive well done to you.
    I will come back when I have digested more but I have to say I do think this is a beautiful little start to your new literary career.

  • Alan and Elaine Mildren

    We have got your book and read it. We loved it. To see our names in print in the acknowledgements was very special.

  • Matthew Hattersley

    I read the book the first day it came. Its good. Thank you.

  • Tony & Tracey Mulcahy

    Well, what can I say, emotional, Very proud, Loved the wizard, what a great memory for everyone, a memory we all have from Australia that has stuck with us all. Well done you it’s fantastic. Joanne steers her readers through the most intimate parts of her life, sharing her thoughts and feelings and her devotion to her husband. The poems show the love she has for family and friends. A very emotional first published book. Cannot wait for more

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