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Dearest Rivals

by Jane Elizabeth Varley

Family Drama

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When you pick up this author you know you are in safe hands, she never seems to let you down.  Her insight into families and how they function pulls at the heartstrings or leaves you nodding in agreement.  She is a delight.  This is about sibling rivalry, about three grown children with a lot of learning to do and a lot more growing up to do too.  It’s a great read.

Comparison: Joanna Trollope, Jane Fallon, Elizabeth Noble.


Dearest Rivals Synopsis

Nina is the peacemaker of the family - dutiful daughter, sister and wife.

Richard is the baby of the family - he's always been spoilt, and in his mother's eye, can do no wrong.

Susan is envious of everyone. She has always got the worst of everything - or so she believes.

Nina has been married to workaholic Alex long enough to decide that it's time for a child, but for him the moment is never right. There's always another property to buy, another deal to be struck. Or is there something else that's keeping him late so often at the office, something readily on offer that he cannot refuse?

But as the secrets of those closest to her are shockingly revealed, suddenly everything is under threat - her marriage, her home and her future happiness.

Dearest Rivals Press Reviews

'a sparkling story about the bittersweet relationships we have with our nearest and dearest, and will keep you turning the pages.' PRIMA
'Sparks fly as secrets tumble from the closet in this deftly observed novel.' WOMAN & HOME
'This emotional read about family deceit and betrayal is a real page-turner. Prepare yourself for an all-nighter. 5 * stars' HEAT magazine

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ISBN: 9780752884455
Publication date: 26/03/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752884455
Publication date: 26th March 2009
Author: Jane Elizabeth Varley
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama,

About Jane Elizabeth Varley

Jane Elizabeth Varley studied at Oxford and went on to qualify as a barrister. She became a law lecturer and taught at Kingston University before becoming a full time writer. The mother of one son, she is married and divides her time between London and the USA.

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