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The Dilemma by Penny Vincenzi
  

The Dilemma

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Fans of Vincenzi may not feel that this, her sixth novel, is her best and those new to her should certainly start elsewhere but it’s still full of all the twists, turns and thrills you’d expect from such a fantastic writer. The dilemma of the title belongs to Francesca, our heroine, a smart and independent woman who is forced to confront some of the dark truths about her husband and her marriage.

If you like Penny Vincenzi you might also like to read books by Victoria Clayton, Elizabeth Jane Howard and Julian Fellowes.

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Synopsis

The Dilemma by Penny Vincenzi

A thrilling novel from Sunday Times Number One bestseller Penny Vincenzi: 'Cleverly plotted twists and revelations' Daily Mail

All Francesca Channing had to do in order to keep her marriage alive, her children safe, her life intact, was to tell a lie. One simple, straightforward lie. But it wasn't that simple or straightforward at all. Her life, as Bard Channing's third wife, was very far from easy. He was charismatic, powerful and rich - and he adored her. He was also manipulative and scheming, with a family as large and complex as his business. But it was an emotional crisis of her own which finally put Francesca's dilemma into perspective, and made her wonder if she loved Bard enough to lie for him...

Reviews

'Mesmerising from start to finish'
Evening Standard

'A juicy page-turner'
Cosmopolitan

'A super read that will keep you guessing right until the end'
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About the Author

Penny Vincenzi

Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK`s best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, she has written sixteen bestselling novels, most recently A Perfect Heritage and the number one bestsellers The Decision, The Best of Times and An Absolute Scandal.

Her first 'proper' job was at the Harrods Library, aged sixteen, after which she went to secretarial college. She joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for The Times, the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan amongst many others, before turning to fiction. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny's books have been sold worldwide and she is universally held to be the 'doyenne of the modern blockbuster' Glamour.

Penny Vincenzi has four daughters, and divides her time between London and Gower, South Wales.

Author photo © Trevor Leighton

Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on PENNY VINCENZI

I met Penny during my time as a journalist and thought she was wonderful. She's given me advice over the years as well as a quote for my own covers. Penny's books have a wide cast of characters so there's something for most of us. She's also got a gift for creating settings so the smells and colours leap out of the pages.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th May 2007

Author

Penny Vincenzi

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www.pennyvincenzi.com/

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
832 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755332670

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