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The Nearly-Weds

by Jane Costello

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

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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.

The Nearly-Weds Synopsis

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?

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ISBN: 9781847390882
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Publisher: Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847390882
Publication date: 2nd March 2009
Author: Jane Costello
Publisher: Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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