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The Runaway Woman by Josephine Cox

The Runaway Woman

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

A pretty predictable tale of eventually finding a life but in the hands of this author the story has lots of emotion, interest and plot. Lucy married too young for she was pregnant. Her husband, Martin, completely dominated her. It wasn’t until she was approaching forty that she took back control of her own life and went off to the south coast where she used to holiday with her beloved parents.

If you like Josephine Cox you might also like to read books by Lesley Pearse, Catherine Cookson and Elizabeth Noble.

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The Runaway Woman by Josephine Cox

No-one thought she had the courage...Those looking in from the outside think Lucy Lovejoy's life is like any other, but at the centre of her family there is a big empty hole where all the love and warmth should be. Over the years, her children have watched while their father chipped away at Lucy's self-confidence. Now the children are following their own paths, and Lucy has never felt more alone. When tragedy strikes at the heart of the family, it's a wake-up call for Lucy. Everyone has taken a little piece of her, and she isn't sure who she is anymore. So when Lucy faces a betrayal from those she loves deepest, she knows that it's time to make a choice. Is she brave enough to find herself again?


Praise for Josephine Cox:

'Written from the heart.'
-Daily Mail

'Cox's talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell'
- Daily Mail

'Another masterpiece'
- Best

'Another beautifully spun family epic'
- Scottish Daily Echo

'A born storyteller'
- Bedfordshire Times

'A surefire winner'
- Woman's Weekly

'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away.'
-News of the World

'Another hit for Josephine Cox'
- Sunday Express

About the Author

Josephine Cox

Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.

Josephine has now given up teaching in order to write full time. She says 'I love writing, both recreating scenes and characters from my past, together with new storylines which mingle naturally with the old. I could never imagine a single day without writing, and it's been that way since as far back as I can remember.'

Josephine Cox was given a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Romantic Novelists Association in March 2011. At the awards ceremony Cox said: "I am thrilled and delighted to be receiving such a prestigious award. It's something I never expected and I would like to thank all those concerned for thinking I am deserving of it."

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Publication date

22nd September 2014


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


432 pages


Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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