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When Jack dies, his wife and his two lovers discover his secret life… and each other. A gripping story about love and human nature — a compelling companion to Pam of Babylon. In Book #2, Marie, Sandra and Pam discover they share more than Jack’s love.Little do the three women know that there is more that ties them to Jack and to each other than meets the eye. As secrets unfold–some deceptive, some deadly–the women are left intimately bound by their past and by a future that can never break free from Jack.
A Review for Don’t You Forget About Me from Kirkus.
A beautiful life at the beach is marred for Pam as Jack’s former lovers discover the truth after his death.With dignity and grace, Pam tolerates uninvited guests, as one by one, they come to the beach to see his wife with their own eyes. Pam slowly comes to grips with the truth about Jack. With a broken heart, she cycles through grief, missing him for what she thought they had, but facing that it was a sham.
The fourth book in the Pam of Babylon Series, Prayers for the Dying exposes more of what Kirkus Review said about Dream Lover, “A gritty, realistic portrait of the aftermath of deceit.” Jack Smith’s victims attempt to move forward while grappling with the pain and horror that he left behind. Pam makes a few startling revelations about herself, while Sandra hopes for a future with exciting expectations. Marie is in a most unlikely place, with the happiest news in the bleakest circumstances. Ashton’s story of a lifetime love affair with Jack is finally told, with his heartache revealed.
Heartbreak and devastation move toward triumph in the fifth installation of the Pam of Babylon stories. Pam is able to overcome the pain of Jack’s rejection, and her own role in perpetuating his deviance, when she meets Dan and falls in love. Her children, Brent and Lisa move on with their lives in ways Pam would have never believed possible, at least on the surface. Sandra fulfills her dreams with Tom, and a gift from Marie helps to complete their life together, for now. Ashton and Ted build a beautiful life, and new discoveries make it richer than they thought possible, but with a twist. But don’t be deceived; what you see is not what you may get.
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A beautiful life at the beach is marred by secrets and lies as the legacy of Jack Smith’s debauchery continues to haunt his widow, Pam. The Tao of Pam finds Pam at a crossroad which will take her to the next phase of her life, offering her choices she didn’t want to make. Her children, Brent and Lisa move on, dealing with their own life choices, as one by one, they all come down off their pedestals.
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In Memoriam begins with the birth of a baby boy to Pam’s former boyfriend, Dan and daughter, Lisa as the journey of Pam of Babylon continues in this seventh volume. Still reeling from the death of her beloved son Brent, Pam endures life at the beach with remarkable strength.
Sandra tries to balance several versions of her life while striving to be part of the Smith legacy.
Lisa rises above circumstances that would destroy most, with determination.
But don’t be too impressed; history does have a way of repeating itself.
Pam and John set their wedding date while Sandra and Dan Chua move in together, Grandmothers Bernice and Nelda fall in love, not with each other, Lisa and Cara meet new men, and Jack becomes a distant memory. Hopefully, he’ll stay that way.
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The women; Bernice, Nelda, Pam, Lisa, Violet, Cara and little Miranda rise up in power in this tale of triumph and love. Dan may have finally found the love of his life, but that remains to be seen.
The cycle of drama continues with lows to fabulous highs and back to lows again. After a horrifying start, with Pam haunted by more than Jack’s spirit, Sandra is the only character who seems to be in control, but that might be a smokescreen. Pam starts out on shaky ground, but soars to new heights! Lisa and Cara add zest to their romance, a few new men come on the scene, and an observer notes they are all just one, big happy family.
At last, with everything aligned perfectly, and her family occupied, Pam finds romance, love, excitement and joy with Senator Charlie Monroe and his rescued Greyhound, Margaret. But swirling around her are the antics of Dan and Julie and their exciting but exasperating relationship, the elders living a riotous life jet-setting between Babylon, Great Neck, and Florida, Alison and Diana spending more and more time with Miranda, Lisa and Ryan Maddox discovering bonds they never thought possible, Sandra finding true love, and last but not least, Sister Mary Joseph, settling in to a life of comfort and privilege at the beach. What could possibly go wrong?
Disappointments and challenges surprise Pam, but when one door closes, another always opens for her. Romance swirls around as friends and neighbors learn that perfect someone is right down the beach. A wedding shakes things up; a discovery is made during the honeymoon, and a love triangle is formed when Lisa opens her heart again. Things seem to be on the right path finally, but as usual, a secret of Jack’s is exposed, shaking it up once again.
In an effort to save their marriage, Big Ed makes arrangements for the couple to join Pam’s new husband, Randy Braddock on a journey to the Australian Outback. They’ll be part of the team on National Geographic’s Adventure Trek, which Randy hosts. From the moment their plane takes off from JFK, they experience one disaster after another.But more than comedy and angst, Gladys and Big Ed begin the healing process they had ignored, grieving for their dead son, Lisa Smith Ford Chua’s late husband, Ed.
As Gladys said in Pam #13,
“Whoever said an old marriage was impervious was dead wrong. It’s the most fragile of all.” Hopefully, the trip will help propel Gladys and Big Ed toward healing and reconciliation on the roller-coaster that is marriage.
Life at the beach takes on a new twist as Pam embraces the children Jack left behind. The triad of Lisa, Allison, and Ryan grows closer, then further apart when Ryan’s lust gets out of control. Even the reappearance of someone from Ryan’s past isn’t enough to keep him in check.
The rest of the players cope with life as each drama is thrown their way. Discover what Dan and Julie, Cara and Roger, Sandra and Tim, Gladys and Ed, Ted and Jeanie, the Great Neck Gang, Claire Maddox, and the rest are up to.
“Don’t look now, but Jack Smith is right behind you,” Marian whispered. A flush of pleasure cruised through Genevieve’s body, but later, she thought it might have been a warning.
The years of Jack Smith’s coming of age occurred during the best and worst times in Manhattan’s history. The son of Upper West Side elitists raised with the best of everything, one secret aspect of his childhood set him apart from others in his class.
Beautiful Heartbreaker tells the story of Jack’s transformation from a young, innocent boy to a larger than life icon who took the city by storm.
For followers of Pam of Babylon, Beautiful Heartbreaker fills in some of the blanks his death left unanswered. Will the mystery of Jack ever be unlocked?
The day after Pam’s fun and fabulous July 4th party, Ryan Maddox discovered a sleeping body in a lounge chair under the cabana on the dune. Further investigation revealed who. A confession over coffee proved once again that you never really know those who are closest to you, what their secrets are, their heartaches. And especially for older people, the ravages of time may take its toll on the body, but it’s just a facade. Passion and inner beauty never grow old.
Second Chance #15
Just when life settles down to a dull roar for those people whom Pam holds closest to her heart, the pendulum swings in the opposite direction and everyone is tossed into the air. Who will they hold on to as they fall back to earth?
Excerpt go here.
After Randy leaves for Greece and another Adventure Trek season, family demands on Pam make an impromptu trip to the Greek Islands to meet up with him more appealing. While Pam debates leaving, Lisa is confronted with a startling revelation, Alison takes a chapter from Pam’s playbook and looks the other way, Sandra is caught in a maelstrom of intrigue, and Violet, still not completely comfortable with her new skinny body, is swept into a love affair that shocks everyone.
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The theme of life after a snowstorm is slow dancing, couples falling in love, or out. A new neighbor moves in next door to Pam, Lisa discovers love in an unexpected place, Tim finds comfort in someone who has always been there, and Sandra decides to appreciate what she has in her hands. In the city, a major shake up at Lang, Smith and Romney leads to the proverbial pot of gold for Sandra. Randy has a shocking visit, and in return, takes back a promise he made to Pam in Greece. In the background, Karen Carpenter sings. 🙂
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As Memorial Day approaches, and Pam’s famous party preparations move forward, life at the beach reaches a crazy crescendo. It’s been seven years since Jack died, and he still has a powerful hold on his family. This is the epilogue to Portrait of Marriage, Pam #17