A Note From Jonathan:
Thank you for visiting my website. Enjoy looking around at the information and links that I have assembled. I am a first time author with plans for follow up novels. Currently I am considering a new novel titled “Walkout”, a fictionalized memoir set in the UK during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Its theme concerns labor management conflicts that existed at that time and how these helped a farm boy with no knowledge of a “trade union” develop a successful personal career. Please contact me anytime by clicking the “contact” tab above.
More About Jonathan
Jonathan Husband has been a human resources executive throughout his post graduate career. He attended the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England during the early 1960’s. His career has helped him develop a deep understanding of interpersonal relationships and the value of emotional intelligence. He has combined this knowledge with his passion for history to perceptively describe people he knew who, from 1943 to 1972, had to deal with emotions that would spiral out of control and take charge of their regular lives. The settings for this story are Yorkshire and other parts of England, and the cities of Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in California. The story begins in war time England in the midst of the bombing campaign over Nazi-occupied Europe. It ends with the death of his father in 1972.
This is Jonathan Husband’s first novel but he hopes it will be followed by other historical fiction novels based on true stories, and published as part of an “encounter” series. Mary Louise, as described in the book, is his mother, and Jock McGregor is the father that he never knew. The novel is written to celebrate his mother for her sacrifice… READ MORE
Inside the Book
An Unplanned Encounter: Two Lives Forever Changed is an unforgettable heart-rending novel set against the backdrop of World War II England. The main characters are involved in a fifteen-minute unintended sexual event that has lasting ramifications in their lives for the next thirty years.
Jonathan Husband, a first-time author, has written a touching, intense, complex story that is all the more striking because it is based on real events. He perceptively describes people dealing with emotions that have spiraled out of control and consumed their ordinary lives. Readers may very well imagine what their reactions might be if they found themselves in similar circumstances to the protagonists.
Within the main story are other spin-off stories, ranging from a Jewish family fleeing to Shanghai to escape the Nazis, to the San Francisco hippie scene in the 1960s complete with a graphic description of an acid trip, and insight into a mental hospital’s treatment of suicidal patients… READ MORE.