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The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello
  

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Winner of the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award 2010.

Bride Zoe Moore is left blushing when she’s jilted at the altar. Fleeing to America, Zoe becomes a nanny to sexy, moody single dad Ryan’s two adorable children. Slowly, Ryan and Zoe begin to fall in love. But when Zoe’s ex-fiancé comes to find her, she is forced to make a difficult choice.

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The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello

What's the worst thing that could happen to a blushing bride? To somebody warm, loving, and fun - like Zoe Moore? When she finds herself jilted at the altar by her fiance Jason, Zoe knows she doesn't deserve this heartache and humiliation. Unable to face the pitying faces of her friends and family, Zoe takes drastic action: she flees to America. Specifically, to Boston, where she takes up a post as nanny to five-year-old Ruby Miller and her little brother Samuel.

Ruby and Samuel have lost their mother in an accident. They may as well have lost their father, too, for Ryan Miller is so wrapped-up in his grief that he barely notices his two attention-starved children. As Zoe sets about tidying up Ruby and Sam's home, and injecting some fun back into their lives, she finds herself gaining their trust and love. At the same time, Zoe grows more and more frustrated with Ryan's bullying behaviour, and his shameful neglect. Whatever happened to the loving man she keeps hearing about from his neighbours? Zoe can't find any sign of him.

The only thing saving Zoe from despair is the small, close-knit group of British nannies who quickly befriend her.There's boisterous Trudie, man-mad but hiding a painful secret; Sloanie traveller Amber, who sports a Buddhist tattoo that, unbeknownst to her, reads 'Batteries Not Included'. And chilly, tight-lipped Felicity, whose cut-glass voice gives little away. But will these new friends be able to save Zoe, when she discovers that the past isn't all that easy to escape, no matter how far you go?

About the Author

Jane Costello

Jane Costello lives in Liverpool with her husband and three young sons. She started her career as a journalist, wrote her first novel while on maternity leave and then decided to follow her dreams as a full-time writer. She loves to escape to the Lake District for long weekends, and whenever she has time to herself she likes to spend it dancing with her friends or running in her local park.

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Publication date

2nd March 2009

Author

Jane Costello

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www.janecostello.com/

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Publisher

Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
All Shortlists and Winners
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847390882

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