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Did you know one of our book club reviewing team is a published author?

We know her as Jeni Robinson, but her literary fans know as Australian author Jennifer Larmar. Her first novel is Silken Image, reviewed by Marlene below…

Lara and her 4-year-old daughter have moved to a new town trying to start over after the painful breakdown of her marriage 3 years ago. Lara is desperate for peace and a new start and so joins a small theatre company. She is a beautiful woman with a voice to match and finds the latest production a balm for her soul.

Adam has also joined the theatre company to try to find an escape from his alcoholic wife and disastrous married life. People do not usually associate marital abuse with a wife abusing a husband but it does happen. It can be a way for a selfish woman to keep her lifestyle while keeping her husband under her control.

Silken ImagesWithout warning or predetermination, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other.  Their cold damaged hearts seemingly springing to life again.

This is a truly sweet love story. Two people who find each other when they needed it most.

The book is so descriptive about their lives and problems and the time spent together.  They travel to Europe together and the places described by the author are so wonderful that you cannot help but feel you are tagging along with them.

This is not a story that goes into great erotic detail and so is suitable for any romantic.  It is such a clean tale.

This is a massive story and it is only half of the story of Lara and Adam! I go through books at the speed of sound but this one has taken me almost a week.

What a great read!

The Books at 60 team wishes Jeni every success with this novel and its sequel, Fractured Symphony. 

Jeni has generously provided us with an extract of Silken Images. Sit back and relax as you read the extract – it’s Saturday on the Couch time.

Click here to read an extract.

Marlene Sanders

I am a 62 year old naturalised Australian (born in US). I have been in Australia since the week after Sept 11th. My favourite author would be Bertrice Small (historical romance with a fair amount of heat) but I will read almost anything so long as it is interesting. I am currently enrolled in GAA attempting to get a certification in gemology. When I worked it was as an office manager, but I am now retired. I have created a travel blog but if I am honest, have not updated it recently. I read online news ( and The Age) and one of my pet peeves is that no one proofreads the articles before they are posted. I have sent several emails to them offering my services but no reply.

  1. Hi Marlene,
    Nice post. Silken Images sounds like my type of book. I will go check it out. I love romance books, not of the silky sweet variety, but something with a good story attached. I have to confess to being biased as I am a published romance author. We seem to bob up everywhere these days.

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    • Hi Margaret,
      Thank you for taking the time to read Marlene’s post. I’m both thrilled and honoured to feature in her article and feel especially privileged that you, as a fellow writer, took the time to read it and cared to reply. I’d be interested in what you’ve written so please feel free to message me through my FB page, which is Jennifer Larmar – Australian Author. I post all sorts of articles and quotes to do with writing as well as snippets and photos from places in my novels. Thank you once again.

  2. Today, I placed a book order through Dymocks online so will have to wait until week before I can purchase Silken Images. The book review and extract were excellent. Thank you

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    • Dear Margaret,
      I feel so very privileged to have you purchase Silken Images. There is no higher honour than for an author to have people spend their hard earned finances on something which has come from their heart. I trust you enjoy Lara and Adam’s story and sincerely thank you for taking the time to read Marlene’s review and article and to respond the way you have.
      Jeni Robinson aka Jennifer Larmar – Australian Author (as shown on my FB business page)

    • It’s such an honour for an author when someone is willing to pay good money for their years of hard work. Thank you so very much, Margaret. And thank you for taking the time to read Marlene’s review as well as the sample.

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