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That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

In an age where long distance internet relationships are increasingly becoming normal it’s quite fascinating to read a book about a cross-continental relationship that comes about through a good old fashioned letter. Eve is a wealthy middle-class Brit who writes one day to an American author, Jackson, and their short initial exchange prompts a burgeoning friendship and then romance. Told both in their letters and in a narrative that reveals their wider lives it is a charming, enjoyable light read.

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Synopsis

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

Reminiscent of ONE DAY meets 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, THAT PART WAS TRUE is a bittersweet story about falling in love and risking it all. When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. As their letters criss-cross the ocean that lies between them, friendship and then romance blossoms despite Jackson's colourful love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be-married daughter. Little by little, Eve and Jack begin to believe that they may have a chance to change their lives and possibly get a second chance at happiness. They just need to actually meet...A gorgeous, escapist read about food, friendship and falling in love from afar...

Reviews

'A delicate romance, beautifully achieved' -- Wendy Holden DAILY MAIL

'I was completely charmed by this gentle, thoroughly engaging debut' -- Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME

'A sweet and tender romance, that is also extremely funny' SUNDAY MIRROR

'Despite living miles apart and having very different lifestyles, Eve and Jackson establish a friendship through their love of food, sharing recipes and snippets of their daily lives. The unexpected ending makes this a delicious read' PRESS ASSOCIATION

'Wry detachment and affection' NEW YORK TIMES

About the Author

Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen non-fiction titles in the UK. Her first novel, THE VIEW FROM HERE, was published in 2011 and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British VOGUE, COSMOPOLITAN and ESQUIRE. She lives in south west England.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th January 2015

Author

Deborah McKinlay

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Author's Website

www.deborahmckinlay.com/

Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409146681

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