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Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews

Welcome to the Real World

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We are a big fan of Carole Matthews. Her books are such fun and always heartwarming. If you haven't tried her already then her latest tale of Fern Kandal, a struggling singer working as a barmaid to make ends meet will have you gripped. When she takes a job as assistant to opera singer Evan David she takes on a whole lot more than she bargained for. A great summer read.

If you like Carole Matthews you might also like to read books by Jill Mansell, Adriana Trigiani and Victoria Henry.


Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews

Fern Kendal dreams that one day her talent will be `discovered` and that singing in the local pub with her oldest friend Carl will be nothing but a distant memory. There again, in the real world dreams like that never come true. Or do they? When she takes a job as PA to world famous opera singer Evan David, his flamboyant lifestyle, chauffeur-driven limousines and luxurious apartments couldn`t be further from her own world. It`s clear she`s got a lot to learn, but so has Evan – lessons that only Fern can teach him - and, together, maybe their dreams will come true…

About the Author

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Carole Matthews by Mary Hogarth.

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14th August 2006


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