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A Cornish Summer

by Catherine Alliott

Relationship Stories

A Cornish Summer Synopsis

Flora's been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen . . .

Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda. And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags.

Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it? Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? If you like Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Sophie Kinsella, you'll love this heartwarming read. 

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A Cornish Summer Press Reviews

Classy, wonderfully gossipy and breathless - Red

An addictive cocktail of wit, frivolity and madcap romance - Time Out

Hilarious and full of surprises - Daily Telegraph

A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant -- Sophie Kinsella Warm, witty and wise - Daily Mail

Her writing is both intelligent and sparkling -- Marian Keyes Compulsively readable - The Times

Praise for Catherine Alliott - -

It's full of Cornish colour and a plot that seems plausible from your deckchair - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Another blissful read from Catherine Alliott - Hello Magazine

Alliott is always an absolute joy to read - Veronica Henry

A magical mix of wit, warmth and poignancy - Trisha Ashley, bestselling author of The House of Hopes and Dreams

A wonderful story of family and love, secrets and sunshine. Catherine Alliott is on top form with this - Milly Johnson

I've loved Catherine Alliott books since he first one. They're always a delight and this one's no exception. - Carole Matthews

I LOVE it. Catherine's writing is so warm, funny and heartfelt and no matter what's going on in your own world, you can curl up in Catherine's and feel her warmth like summer sun - Cathy Kelly

Oh how I enjoyed this! No one writes about Cornwall like Catherine. Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications! -- Jill Mansell Simply a delight: funny, intelligent and at times heart wrenching. It's full of such witty, entertaining characters, and best of all, it transported me away from real life into a Cornish holiday that I didn't want to leave. It's the perfect summer read. - Sophie Kinsella

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405940719
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405940719
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Catherine Alliott
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories,
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott was our Guest Editor in August 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevered with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days she produced a baby with each book, but after three she stuck to writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot in Hertfordshire ...

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