My name is Lynne Pardoe, I was a local authority social worker for years and now write about my work in two types of fiction. Some of my books are romances, like any other romance, and some are case studies, the work you’d do with one person similar to those you read in women’s magazines.

Both are fiction though closely based on true cases. I’d hate for anyone to recognise their case so I change various parts.

I had a really dysfunctional family. My dad used to stop housekeeping money until mum gave him sex so we were often hungry and would run out of money for the electricity meter. I was pregnant at 16, married, beaten up, raped and divorced at 17 with a child I couldn’t manage. It took me another 3 marriages and 3 children, (not from my husbands and none from the same father) until I sorted myself out.

But more of this in my next book.

All of my books are available to buy and review through Amazon. I love reviews, especially the good ones of course, but even those not so good as I can always learn for future works.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Lynne X

I love a story which combines an emotional journey with a feel good ending and this one certainly delivers! You can tell that the author has worked in the field and her passion for the subject matter really comes through in the writing too. Looking forward to the next one already.
Jo Bartlett

A great read. I really enjoyed this story although for some reason I didn’t really expect to! perhaps because there were no other reviews?

Anyway it was a good mix of social work- focused on a few cases only- so not all over the place and you could get to care what happened to the people- and the authors social life which was dealt with but not overdone. Hope there is more to come from this author.


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