A beautifully written, heartwarming yet intelligent book.The Simple Rules of Love returns to the story of the Harrisons, introduced in Amanda Brookfield's last novel, Relative Love. It reads equally well as a standalone novel, with its exploration of the complexities of family bonds. It's a delightful read, and you'll be left gasping for more!
For some families, a year can feel like a lifetime â€¦
The Harrisons are a large and extremely close-knit family. But with the grandchildren fast becoming adults and elderly Pamela struggling to adapt to widowhood and the emptiness of Ashley House, the four children of the middle generation find themselves equally lost in a changing world.
As preparations for 42 year-old Cassie's long-awaited wedding gather pace and an exotic family holiday is planned, sibling and marital bonds are stretched to breaking point: adultery, an unwanted pregnancy, shadows of past losses â€¦ suddenly a year of celebration threatens to become one of painful upheaval.
Beset by such emotional chaos, how can the adults hope to guide their children in matters of the heart? Or are the children the ones who should be guiding them?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Praise for Amanda Brookfield:
â€˜Few contemporary British novelists explore the messy tangles of close human relationships with quite such warm perceptiveness as Brookfieldâ€™ MIRROR
Publication date: 04/05/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||4th May 2006|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Amanda Brookfield was born in 1960 and educated at University College Oxford. She began her career working in advertising and then as a freelance journalist in Argentina. Her eleven previous novels include Alice Alone, Marriage Games, Sisters and Husbands and Relative Love. She is married with two sons and lives in London.More About Amanda Brookfield