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The story of two couples who survived the Boxing Day tsunami and how their lives changed in the following four years. It’s touching, perceptive and well-rounded. As an author I feel she has ‘grown up’, her books are now deeper, more mature and very good indeed.
Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the Boxing Day tsunami - their lives have changed dramatically.
Dan and Sally are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, and Sally is the bread winner and loves her job as a partner in a Manchester law firm. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when Dan starts to question whether Sally has got her priorities right, the cracks in their marriage begin to appear.
Dan and Sally have everything Chloe wishes for in life - a happy marriage and a beautiful child. Dumped by her long term boyfriend just weeks after the tsunami, she's been on a mission ever since to find the perfect father for the child she craves. When she meets Seth Hawthorne, she thinks she may have hit the jackpot. But is Seth the man she thinks he is?
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS is a moving, compelling story of how a life can change in a heartbeat.
Closing date: 06/02/2020
'I did enjoy this book and by the time I was half-way through it I really couldn't put it down. It's a thoughtful look at how the big events in life threaten to drown us, but it's those little things which cause all the problems. The characters are people you can warm to...It is definitely recommended' WWW.THEBOOKBAG.CO.UK
'A captivating novel of love, deception and misunderstanding.' WOMAN & HOME
'Three friends - Dan, his wife Sally, and her best friend, Chloe - struggle to come to terms with the devastating effects on them of the Boxing Day Tsunami...How the three battle to cope with heartache and major decisions is tenderly and thoughtfully told in this touching tale' GOOD BOOK GUIDE
'Erica James is a clever writer who quickly gets the reader enthralled by her characters and so involved in their lives that you will find it hard not to keep those pages turning...f you are going on holiday you must pack this in your suitcase' WELSH COUNTRY MAGAZINE
Publication date: 20/08/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||20th August 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion. The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestseller, Promises, Promises. Erica now divides her time between ...More About Erica James