eleanor oliphant tudor queens series summer reading second sister granchester

The Simple Rules of Love by Amanda Brookfield
  

The Simple Rules of Love

Family Drama   Relationship Stories   eBook Favourites   

RRP £6.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

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!

If you like Amanda Brookfield you might also like to read books by Liane Moriarty, Isla Dewar and Emma Kavanagh.

Synopsis

The Simple Rules of Love by Amanda Brookfield

For some families, a year can feel like a lifetime …

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 … 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?

Reviews

Praise for Amanda Brookfield:

‘Few contemporary British novelists explore the messy tangles of close human relationships with quite such warm perceptiveness as Brookfieldâ MIRROR

About the Author

Amanda Brookfield
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 books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2006

Author

Amanda Brookfield

More books by Amanda Brookfield
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs...

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
608 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141021829

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools