Filled with a cast of brilliant characters this absorbing story of love and redemption is gripping, astute and witty (exactly what you would expect from Freya North). Perfect Summer reading.
Everybody's talking -- but what's really going on? Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She's guarded about her past and private about her new life. Over in Long Dansbury, there's always a rumour circulating about Xander -- but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip. Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries. Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander grew up there. His secrets and memories are not for sale. He'll do anything to stand in Stella's way. Anything but fall in love.
'This will make you smile, sigh and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places'
'An addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of: love, sex, fidelity and, above all, friendship'
'An original, direct, funny voice'
Independent on Sunday
'The novel is peopled by rich and rare characters ! a delicious creation, sparkling in every sense'
Publication date: 21/06/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||21st June 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Freya North was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters. In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the CPRE Rural Living Awards, ...More About Freya North