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Pam of Babylon [Kindle Edition]

Suzanne Jenkins
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Book Description

After Jack dies, his wife Pam and his two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other. The first book in the series of six. Book 7 coming soon.

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Jersey Girl Book Reviews-top series of 2012 for Pam of Babylon!

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"An intriguing first novel that revolves around a husband's death and hidden secrets.
Women's fiction with a touch of noir."

From the Author

Pam of Babylon came to me as a sort of fantasy, wondering what I would do if faced with the issues Pam faces after Jack dies. I am at the opposite end of the spectrum of reactions....I wouldn't be forgiving and embracing. But it was an intriguing thought.

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  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461135923
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F5FUXW
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful May 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I won the second book in the series from a giveaway, so the Author generously gave me the kindle edition of this book to read so I would be up to date. Thank you Suzanne Jenkins!! She is now one of my favorite authors, this book was so wonderful! It had me angry, sad, and then happy. Just what a good book does for you, it was a wonderful escape to another world. The lives of these women, so effected by this one man. The characters were so clear and detailed, the world around them was described so beautifully that I wanted to live at the beach with Pam myself. I am so excited to start the second book today! There are also parts of this book that were so surprising and gritty and touched me personally. This book had twists and turns that kept coming at you, keeping your attention and making it so hard to pit it down. It was unexpected, and great. I may have to re-read it to make sure I got it all! It's that good to me.
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66 of 78 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Badly in need of a good editor October 30, 2012
By Dina G.
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I am up to about 80% of the book, but have been dismayed by so many grammatical and other errors. "Led" is the past tense of "lead." "Shone" is the past tense of "shine," not "shown." Early on, it was stated that the daughter was to arrive at the Newark airport, and the son at JFK. A few pages later the aunt was picking up the daughter at JFK. There seems to be confusion between the usage of breath and breathe. "She took deep, slow breathes of the stinky air." Then later "..and then go out in public and breath on people all afternoon." And the words peek and peels: "Pam opened it and peaked in at her baby sister." Then "Seeing the snack bag and fruit peals." Perhaps some quirkiness in the word processing application changed some of the words' spellings, but editorial oversight should have found and corrected those mistakes. But then there was the matter of grammatical errors: "Everything about she and Jack was on the table." You wouldn't say "Everything about she was on the table," now would you? And then "Marie's heart sunk." Past tense of sink is sank, not sunk. I could go on with more, but you get the point. These errors have been a major distraction to me. Reading this book has been a chore, and I felt embarrassment for the author. However, I just kept slogging through, and will finish reading it, but I had to make these comments.
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84 of 105 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did we all read the same book? March 22, 2012
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There's a reason why it took me nearly three and a half months to read something that would normally take 4-5 days. So let's start with the only positive thing I have to say. Ms. Jenkins can write. The story was easy to follow and there was nothing wrong or awkward with her language usage.

As for the story itself, the three central characters were a bunch of doormats. As all the dirty laundry aired (and there were some whoppers!), no one had a meltdown or breakdown. No one screamed, raged or carried on. They all just took it in their stride, as if it were perfectly normal. There was absolutely nothing normal about these circumstances, and while some people might be able to cope as was depicted in Pam of Babylon, it just didn't seem believable.

A woman, Pam, rushes to the hospital when she finds out her husband has had a fatal heartattack, only to find that his body has already been identified by his mistress, Sandra. So Pam decides they should be friends. And Sandra goes along with it. Throw into the mix Pam's selfish, clingy, jealous and whiny younger sister Marie, and I was left wondering how hard it would have been for the deceased, Jack, to convince these three to be sister-wives and all live under the same roof.

Sadly, the most interesting character, in my opinion, was the dead one. The glimpses into his youth were fascinating and helped explain (not excuse) his behavior. I know a sequel has been written, and I would like to learn more about Jack, but I just can't bring myself to read more about these simpering females. I really had to force myself to finish reading it, and even as I did so, I kept asking myself why. I guess I kept hoping something spectacular would come at the end that would make it all worth it. Although the sudden turn of events that occurred with only about 10% of the book to go did make it better, it wasn't enough to overcome the feeling that I wasted my time reading Pam of Babylon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read January 2, 2013
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I enjoyed this novel very much. Loved the character development and scene descriptions, as well as the many twists and turns. Knocked off one star for subpar editing. It wasn't saturated with errors, but there were enough here andthere to be distracting. (For example, a missing word in some sentences, the wrong character name referred to, use of the word "breathe" in lieu of "breath"and then"breath" in place of "breathe" in the same paragraph, etc.) Those kind of grammatical errors realty grind at me, but they were occasional enough and the story good enough that I would still heartily recommend this book. Please just do better editing, folks!
Looking forward to starting the next in the trilogy right away
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A areally good read December 15, 2012
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At first I thought I wasn't going to like this book, but I have a rule to finish at least half of a book before I quit on it. That rule has paid off more than once, and this was one of those times. This book caught hold of me and wouldn't let go. Ms. Jenkins tells a great story, and I am putting her one my "authors to read list".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read
The book is a fast read and good story.
Published 1 day ago by Sfrost
1.0 out of 5 stars don't bother
Frivolous plot, implausible characters, poor writing...not much to make this a worthwhile read. Should have quit long before it was over!
Published 2 days ago by mindy blonder
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
so glad I didn't pay for this book plot was so far fetched
Published 4 days ago by Josephine McCombs
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting story development but a little slow at times.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the story but it really bothered me that the ...
I enjoyed the story but it really bothered me that the ages of everyone did not add up correctly. Was Marie 15 or 25 when Pam had the children?
Published 4 days ago by Ali Walters
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed reading this...good summer beach read.
Published 12 days ago by E. French
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
The whole story was surreal and unbelievable. I thought it was worse than soap opera quality. Good writing, but a terrible story.
Published 13 days ago by my two cents
4.0 out of 5 stars skilled writing. hard to put down, thought provoking
The author does a great job of grabbing your interest, making you want to keep reading ti find out what is next and how this will end.
Published 14 days ago by Hugh muller
5.0 out of 5 stars Pam of Babylon
I read this book in two days. It was so good. I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this to everyone. Good author
Published 15 days ago by jeanne03
4.0 out of 5 stars Very intriguing. Kept me coming back!
Very intriguing. Kept me coming back!
Published 15 days ago by Donna G.
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More About the Author

Suzanne Jenkins is the author of the Pam of Babylon books, The Greektown Stories, including The Greeks of Beaubien Street, The Princess of Greektown, and Christmas in Greektown, Someone Like You, Alice's Summertime Adventure, The Savant of Chelsea and Atlas of Women. Her short story, Vapor appeared in Willow Review, Spring 2013. A retired operating room nurse, Jenkins divides her time between the west Michigan lakeshore, the Brandywine River Valley, and the mountains of Southern California.
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