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A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews

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Tackling battered wives, an arranged marriage and sadly damaged people, this is a sensitive work full of people you really care for. Ayesha and her silent 8-year old daughter escape an abusive arranged marriage and through a stroke of luck end up boarding in a Hampstead mansion owned by a reclusive ex-pop star. What a lovely scenario which develops into a completely charming tale with its ups and downs, drama and tears, laughter and love, a pure delight. Highly recommended.

If you like Carole Matthews you might also like to read books by Julie Williams, Jill Mansell and Victoria Henry.


A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews

In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life of full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start. Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. He's only opened up his home to two people - Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays. When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees and, as different as they may be, they quickly form an unlikely bond. So when enemies threaten their peaceful home, they will do all they can to save it and each other.


Full of joy and laughter - Trisha Ashley

Kick off your shoes, sink back and enjoy - Elizabeth Buchan, author of Daughters

The perfect escape - Woman

About the Author

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Carole Matthews by Mary Hogarth.

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10th April 2014


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


464 pages


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