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With or Without You by Carole Matthews

With or Without You

Relationship Stories   Romantic Fiction   
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IVF and Nepal don’t immediately spring to mind as the perfect concoction for a Carole Matthews novel, but rest-assured the recipe works really, really well. Descriptions of Nepal are great – you feel you could even be there – and they’re accurate too and the storyline is cleverly told with large dose of wit thrown in and so absorbing that you’ll forget about your own world until well after you’ve finished it.

If you like Carole Matthews you might also like to read books by Coette Caddle, Catherine Alliott and Adriana Trigiani.


With or Without You by Carole Matthews

When Jake tells Lyssa it’s not working, she knows he’s not talking about the toaster – nor is he referring to their fourth failed attempt at IVF. What she doesn’t realise is that he’s having an affair with a girl at work. Lyssa is faced with two choices – sink or swim – and, after a fairly shaky start, she decides to swim with style…

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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3rd January 2005


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416 pages


Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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