The Surprise Party

by Sue Welfare

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on The Surprise Party

Sibling rivalries explode with dramatic and sometimes hilarious consequences as two sisters attempt to organise a surprise 40th anniversary party for their parents. A wonderfully voyeuristic read with incredibly well observed writing.  A wondrous tale about the joys of family and how sparse our lives would be without them! A perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews and Kathy Lette.

The Surprise Party Synopsis

One idyllic family, or so it seemed! The party was supposed to be the ultimate surprise, but instead it turned out to be the most ordinary event of the day! When warring sisters Suzie and Liz come together to organise a 40th anniversary party for their parents, they struggle to keep their personal dramas in check and make it a magical day. Suzie is struggling to keep her marriage afloat and Liz is keen to retain her Queen Bee status. Their aunt and mother are much the same, with Lilly and Fleur at loggerheads over their very different lives. Meanwhile Suzie's daughters Hannah and Megan are learning that growing up isn't as easy as their parents profess. As the champagne flows and the drama unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that this is a party that no-one will ever forget -- but will there be a happy family left at the end?

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The Surprise Party Press Reviews

'An excellent insight into our typical lives and relationships. I'm sure women everywhere will be able to identify with ! this eventful story.'
Closer Magazine

'Like a glass of Frascati after a long day! Delightful.'
Kate Long.

'The wonderful Sue Welfare returns with this slick, wickedly witty and tightly plotted tale about family secrets, little white lies and the things you don't want your children to know. Full of her trademark down-to-earth humour and fabulously drawn characters, this book is an absolute joy. Do yourself a favour and lock yourself away for the weekend with it, a big box of chocolates and a few glasses of electric grape-juice. Smashing!'
Milly Johnson

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ISBN: 9781847561183
Publication date: 30/03/2011
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781847561183
Publication date: 30th March 2011
Author: Sue Welfare
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,
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About Sue Welfare

Sue Welfare was born on the edge of the Fens and is perfectly placed to write about the vagaries of life in East Anglia. In between raising a family, singing in a choir, walking the dog, working in the garden, taking endless photos and cooking, Sue is also a scriptwriter, originating and developing a soap opera for BBC radio, along with a pantomime for the town in which she lives. Sue Welfare had written extensively under own name, appearing frequently on the Times bestseller lists, and writing both as Kate Lawson and Gemma Fox Sue has had 8 novels published. Writing ...

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