Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

newgen books for YA readers twitter debuts of the month
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

The Marriage Mender by Linda Green
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Marriage counsellor, Alison, needs a bit of her own medicine and she is sensible enough to realise it. She and her husband, Chris, end up in counselling, but it’s the arrival of Chris’ ex and the disruption she causes especially with the son she abandoned that really pulls Alison and Chris back together. This is very good. Each chapter starts with some wonderful paragraphs taken from counselling sessions … very thought-provoking.

If you like Linda Green you might also like to read books by Fiona Neill, Sophie King and Carole Matthews.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

The Marriage Mender by Linda Green

Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the line. But the trouble with spending your time sorting out other people's problems is that you tend to take your eye off your own. Even when her husband's ex Lydia arrives on the doorstep demanding to see her son, Alison thinks she can handle it. But what Alison doesn't realise is that Lydia is the one person who has the ability to destroy their happy family. And sometimes the cracks can run so deep that even a marriage mender can't repair them.

Reviews

'Mixed with hilarious anecdotes ... a warm book about love and family'
Sunday Mirror

. * Sunday Mirror * 'Marvellous writing and a story that will resonate with anyone who's had to deal with a nightmare ex make for a highly enjoyable read
Sun

. * Sun * 'Heart-warming and inspiring - a great read!
Katie Fforde

. * Katie Fforde * 'Smart, witty writing
Elle

. * Elle * 'Warm, well-written, thought-provoking - reminds us of the power we have to effect change in the world
Dorothy Koomson

. * Dorothy Koomson * 'Utterly riveting
Closer

. * Closer * 'A warm and wonderful story that will have you smiling, sobbing and cheering
Milly Johnson

. * Milly Johnson * Utterly riveting * Closer * A warm book about love and family * Sunday Mirror * Be prepared for a roller-coaster ride of emotions . . . with a great set of characters and an incredibly intense build up, this is an engrossing story from start to finish * Novelicious * Marvellous writing and a story that will resonate with anyone who's had to deal with a nightmare ex make for a highly enjoyable read * Sun * Linda Green is bloody brilliant! * Amanda Prowse, #1 bestselling author *


About the Author

Linda Green

Linda Green wrote her first novella at age nine. Unfortunately the pony-based, time-travel thriller genre never took off. She did, however, go on to become an award-winning journalist and has written for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Big Issue. Linda lives in West Yorkshire, is married to a sports photographer for a national newspaper and has a six-year-old son.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

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

Book Info

Publication date

13th February 2018

Author

Linda Green

More books by Linda Green
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.linda-green.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780875255

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

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

Rachel Bridgeman

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

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

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools