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To Have and to Hold by Helen Chandler

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A second novel from an author whom I believe is a star of the future. She is very astute and has her finger firmly on the modern marriage/relationship button. The book revolves around the lives of Ella who is married with two small children, and Phoebe and her father. She is a very overweight teenager with plenty of angst. How these three interlink and lace their lives around each other is cleverly done in a most satisfying read.

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To Have and to Hold by Helen Chandler

...Imogen's relationship with Pete was once fun and carefree but since they've become parents, everything is different. Then an accident provides the catalyst for a life-changing decision. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe is miserable at home and at school. And now her dad, who was always her ally, seems completely distracted by something - or someone. Maybe it's time Phoebe took a stand, and took control of her own life. As Ella, Imogen and Phoebe contemplate taking the biggest risk of their lives, marriages, families and friendships hang in the balance. Should they take the leap, or will they risk losing everything?


This is a pure delight ... beautifully handled with some unexpected, humorous and emotional moments, all thrown into a fast-moving plot. I loved it. -

A page-turner that keeps you gripped until the end. - Daily Mail

An enjoyable romantic comedy with some entertaining twists. - Sunday Mirror

About the Author

Helen Chandler

Helen Chandler read English at Oxford University before working as a general manager in various NHS organisations. She lives in East London with her husband and three-year-old daughter. TWO FOR JOY is her first novel.

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19th June 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


352 pages


Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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