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Made in Heaven

by Adele Geras

Family Drama Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on Made in Heaven

Preparing a perfect wedding for her second marriage was oh so important for somehow Zannah believed it would safeguard the marriage itself … it too would be perfect.  Running alongside the meticulous arrangements is the story of her mother’s love-life, her daughter’s wellbeing and her first husband’s demands, all very involved.  Adele is a lovely writer, this is not her best book, but I enjoyed it, so anticipate better when you read her others.

Similar this month: None but try Alison Jameson.
Comparison: Madeleine Wickham, Marcia Willett, Amanda Brookfield.

Sarah Broadhurst

Made in Heaven Synopsis

Suzannah (known as Zannah) and Adrian are planning to marry in May, the loveliest time of year. Zannah has always wanted a beautiful, traditional wedding and feels she missed out the first time round when she married Cal, father of her daughter Isis.

Now two families are to meet for the first time. Will the slightly bohemian Gratrixes from Cheshire and the wealthy Ashtons from the Home Counties like each other? The meeting will take place on neutral territory, at a lunch party in the home of Zannah's Great-aunt Charlotte in London - but no one anticipates the reaction when Zannah's mother and Adrian's stepfather first meet - and a series of events is set in motion with consequences no one expected...

As the story unfolds, full of drama, conflict, revelations, reconciliations and romance, the two families plus several outsiders move forward towards the inevitable Big Day. Not everyone will get what they want. Not all marriages are made in heaven...

Made in Heaven Press Reviews

'its good to see strong, female, age-50-ish characters taking the lead, conducting their relationships without the assistance of plastic surgery or glamorous New York careers' 
'Entertaining, wise and perceptive' THE LADY
'wise and perceptive' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Secrets, drama and conflict surfact as the two families move towards the couple's Big Day' 

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780752881270
Publication date: 18/05/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

ISBN: 9780752872469
Publication date: 01/06/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752881270
Publication date: 18th May 2007
Author: Adele Geras
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,

About Adele Geras

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944. Her first book appeared in 1976, since when she has published 80 books for children and young adults. She is the mother of two daughters, and lives with her husband in Manchester.

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