Going Home

by Harriet Evans

Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Going Home

A first-time author who hails from the publishing industry having been an editor at Penguin and now working for Headline, so she really knows what works in this genre. I loved it. A complex family, a fast-paced plot, descriptions of country living you can see, smell and taste, amazing characters and a multitude of interlinking events – it’s a book to treasure.

Similar this month: Kate Kerrigan.
Comparison: Judith Lennox, Penny Vincenzi, Sara MacDonald.

Sarah Broadhurst

Going Home Synopsis

It's not shaping up to be the cosy family Christmas Lizzy Walter had in mind. Leaving her tiny flat in London - and a whole host of headaches - behind, Lizzy has returned home to the much loved family home, Keeper House, for Christmas. Like millions of others, all she wants is a break, to relax and spend more time with her chaotic but big-hearted family.

But when she arrives, nothing is quite what it seems. Behind the family jollity and traditions, secrets and rivalries lurk - and suddenly the very future of Keeper House looks in jeopardy. And when David, the Love of her Life - or so she thought - makes an unexpected reappearance, Lizzy is thrown into even greater turmoil.

As winter slowly turns to spring, Lizzy realises she has to take charge for once: of her family, her life and her heart. And by the time summer finally arrives, she thinks everything might be sorted out; and that she might be falling in love again. But she's wrong. As the Walters come together one last time for a wedding in the garden of Keeper House, the stakes have never been higher. Can Lizzy save the family home - and the family - or will it be too late?

Going Home Press Reviews

'Enchanting' Jilly Cooper

'A delicious romp through family life; engaging and funny.' Choice Magazine

'Fabulous...I loved it' Sophie Kinsella

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007198443
Publication date: 05/06/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

ISBN: 9780007198436
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007198443
Publication date: 5th June 2006
Author: Harriet Evans
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of seven previous novels, including A Hopeless Romantic, The Love of Her Life, Happily Ever After and Not Without You. She spent a number of years working in the publishing industry before becoming an author fulltime. She lives in London with her family.   Author Photo © Johnny Ring

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