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Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews
  

Welcome to the Real World

Relationship Stories   Romantic Fiction   

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Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2007. This is ‘hiding your talent under a bush’ stuff, or being frightened to grab opportunities. It’s set in the music world and is absolutely charming, a great read to curl up and lose yourself in. Highly recommended.

Similar this month: Marian Keyes; Cathy Kelly.
Comparison: Catherine Alliott, Isla Dewar, Fiona Walker.

If you like Carole Matthews you might also like to read books by Julie Williams, Julia Williams and Anna Maxted.

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Synopsis

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…

Reviews

'Hilarious...Saucy, but nice'
Daily Express

; 'Will have you giggling from the start...hilarious
OK

! magazine; 'A feel good tale...fun and thoroughly escapist.**** out of 5
Marie Claire

'Touching. Feelgood. Funny'
Heat

; 'Matthews is one of the few writers who can rival Marian Keyes
gift for telling heartwarming tales with buckets of charm and laughs

Daily Record
; 'Carole Matthews writes of the travails of romance, relationships and motherhood with hilarity, tenderness and despair...a story loaded with laughter, tears and hope. This is one to share with your girlfriends

Adriana Trigiani


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.

Photograph © Charlie Hopkinson

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd February 2007

Author

Carole Matthews

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback (b Format)
448 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755327706

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