The Gessami Residence is a story of mature women still trying to live life to the max. It’s about enjoying life, having fun with friends and finding love. Jenny has endured three fairly miserable years following the sudden death of her husband, Paul. At forty three – with her sons at university – the only thing keeping her sane are her three best friends Amanda, Beth and Rose. After deciding that what they really need is a girl’s trip away, they escape their uneventful lives on a holiday. After all, forty somethings still like to drink, flirt, have meaningless sex and enjoy themselves – right? Rose organises the trip and keeps the details secret until they meet at the airport, but she shocks them with her destination choice – Ibiza. Reluctantly they set off, but on arrival it’s immediately apparent they have every intention of enjoying themselves to the maximum. After the first night of heavy drinking, Jenny, feeling the pace, has to excuse herself and return to their hotel. She is mortified when she falls ungracefully into the sand and is confronted with Ethan, a handsome stranger, who helps her back to her room. As the holiday continues, she keeps crossing paths with Ethan. He invites them all to dinner, for a trip on his yacht and to spend a week of their holiday at his new boutique hotel, ‘The Gessami Residence’. Ethan is not what Jenny was expecting from this holiday, but the more time she spends with him and their friends, the more she realises all she has missed since her husband died.
Publisher: Matador, Feb 2016
Reviewer: Jen Kendell
The Gessami Residence – What a wonderful group of friends Jenny, Amanda, Beth and Rose are. So supportive of each other. A truly great story with the added bonus of Ethan – wouldn’t we all like to meet someone like him. It was so good to see Jenny start the next chapter of her life.
The Author, Jane L.Gibson. A great story written with tears of sadness and laughter. She takes you on the adventure with her characters. Very enjoyable.