Adele Parks' emotionally powerful new novel asks the question: are there limits as to what you'd do for love? Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so it is a momentous day when she agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can finally live in his. Then, when the family is thrust into unexpected turmoil, Eloise finds she is the one holding everything together - and by an ever-weakening thread. As her world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable...
©2012 Adele Parks (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
I would, especially when it has been awhile and I've forgotten the plot or I'm dying for a good Brit book/
Yes. I have bought and read all of her books that you have to offer.
Elouise because she is witty, interesting and companionable.
This is not a chick lit, although you put it in that category. This book reminds me of some of Joanna Trollope's books. The complexity of the characters, the wit and unexpected plot twists are superb. As satisfying a read as a really delicious dinner out. The dialogue is perfect and I like the range of ages in the characters.
"A good read!"
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend on their holiday. The story is relaxing and yet full of surprise.
The most memorable moments are when Margate saved little poppy and Mark rand and found them. It is all about love.
I like the narrator. The sound is smooth and touching
This is my first read of Adele Parks. I immediately fall in love with the book. In the story no one is perfect (especially Eloise) , however, everyone tries take whatever it takes to get what they want. I like the title, it's not only about Eloise's friend who tries to have a kid, but EVERYONE.
"East listening but not a 'page turner'"
I would if I wanted something easy to listen to and not to demanding on my attention.
It was a nice wrap up to the overall story.
It was my first one - well narranted
It was but I would have preferred there to be slightly less predictability in the 'twists'
Enjoyed this story with all its twists and turns. Dealing with different life situation. The main character learnt that perfection may not be achievable but that doesn't matter
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