Memoir Book Blurb

Stranger In A White Dress

‘We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.’
~E. M. Forster~

Set against the backdrop of the late 1970s, the story of a chance meeting one summer’s night between two eighteen year olds unfolds: Sherri, an English girl living in rural Suffolk, and Jonathan (Jon), an American G. I. from California newly posted to a USAF base nearby.

They fall in love fast, but Sherri, delighted to show off her homeland to this “new boy”,  soon discovers that although growing up thousands of miles apart, they share dark similarities, which quickly threaten to unravel their relationship.

Their mothers divorced from alcoholic fathers, both were raised by abusive step-fathers.  Jon’s increasing drug use and resulting paranoia clash with Sherri’s insecurities as hopes of “fixing” him and of the stable family life she dreams of slip away.

Los Angeles and lust; obsession and rage; passion and the power of love: theirs is a love affair defined by break-ups and make-ups, and then a shattering revelation explodes into this already volatile mix, altering the course of both their lives profoundly and forever.

A tale of darkest tragedy, yet dotted with moments of hilarity and at times the utterly absurd, this is a story of two young people who refuse to give up, believing their love will overcome all.


136 Responses to Memoir Book Blurb

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  4. This sounds like a very interesting book.

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  5. purpleslob says:

    I must get my hands on this book!! Hurry! I gotta know what happens!! What are the secrets that make their relationship explode?? WHat was Jon’s last wish?
    This is a dynamite blurb, Sherri!

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  12. Sounds great Sherri. Best of luck. 🙂

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  13. Life and Other Turbulence says:

    Well, its been so long since I’ve spent time in the blogging world…but delighted to read that your memoir is in the final home stretch!

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  14. simplyilka says:

    Hi Sherri,

    Love what I’ve read so far. And ready to read more. It’s so good to see you on the straight-line towards the finish-line. Well done! With so many emotions involved, your writing story was (and is) amazing.

    It’s good to see you doing well. After I was a stranger for a while because of working as a full-time teacher, moving back to Europe and becoming the Head of Science in my new school. Busy times but right decision.
    Love, Ilka

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    • simplyilka says:

      … and wishing you a great start into the year 2020 🙂

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    • Oh Ilka, what a thrill, it is so wonderful to catch up with you, my friend, and good to hear of your positive and exciting new life changes. Welcome back to Europe, neighbour 🙂 Huge congratulations on your Head of Science position, and a more perfect position for you I cannot imagine! Your students must love you and your teaching, of that I am sure! I am so glad to hear you made the right decision, although I have missed you greatly in blogland. I haven’t blogged as much as I would like since making the decision to put all my priorities into finishing my memoir the last couple of years especially. Lots of rewrites, edits and more again, and finally I got it ready to submit for agent representation. Now I wait and let’s see. I am so happy you enjoyed the read so far and want to read more, that is music to my ears and has made my start to the new year! So good to make contact again! I wish you and your family a wonderful and very Happy New Year and a great 2020 ahead! Love, Sherri ❤ xxx


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