Win £500 in book vouchers by helping us with a 7 minute reader survey click here.

desmond elliott 2017 eleanor oliphant twitter Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Handbags And Halos by Bernadette Strachan
  

Handbags And Halos

Relationship Stories   eBook Favourites   
Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Really the most tremendous fun as a pampered theatrical management PA girl juggles two worlds, the celeb life and hands-on charity work in a centre for the homeless. I love the style, affectionately humorous at times, tongue-in-cheek, and then poignantly astute. Itâs got a great twist at the surprising end too. Highly recommended.

Comparison: Lisa Jewell, Adele Parks, Anna Maxted.
Similar this month: Lissa Evans, Colleen McCullough.

If you like Bernadette Strachan you might also like to read books by Lisa Jewell, Anna Maxted and Adele Parks.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

WIN COLD FEET BOOK AND DVD

Raise a glass as Cold Feet celebrates its 20th anniversary! and win one of 3 copies of the book - The Lost Years by Carmel Harrington - and Series 7 of Cold Feet which is available on DVD and to download-to-own from 20th November 2017.

The DVD is also available to pre-order from Amazon, as is the DVD of Cold Feet Series 1-7 Anniversary Collector's edition

To have a chance of winning a copy of The Lost Years by Carmel Harrington AND a DVD of Series 7 of Cold Feet, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 5 December 2017. The winners will be notified by 11th December 2017 and is in collaboration with ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 05/12/2017

Synopsis

Handbags And Halos by Bernadette Strachan

Nell Fitzgerald worries that her life is shallow and meaningless. She's right - it is. Stricken by an acute pre-mid-life crisis, she's walked out on her boyfriend, moved in with her Knightsbridge grandmother and been forced to assume the role of faux girlfriend to closet gay TV presenter, Blair Taylor, by her boss at the Morgan theatrical agency.

Meet a brand new, loveable leading lady from the author of the 100,000-copy-selling debut "The Reluctant Landlady". Nell Fitzgerald worries that her life is shallow and meaningless. She's right - it is. Stricken by an acute pre-mid-life crisis, she's walked out on her obstreperous boyfriend, moved in with her icy Knightsbridge grandmother and been forced to assume the role of faux girlfriend to closet gay TV presenter, Blair Taylor, by her merciless boss at the Morgan theatrical agency. In a desperate bid to inject a little depth into her existence, Nell enrols at 'Helping Hands' volunteer centre. There the frighteningly grown up coordinator, Phred, looks on in bemusement as a series of mishaps lead her to discover that 'doing good' doesn't offer the immediate rewards she'd bargained for. Can Nell juggle the demands of her two very different worlds as well as her eccentric family, perplexed girlfriends and unexpected feelings for Phred?

Reviews

The Reluctant Landlady is a rare gem: commercial women's fiction it may be but it's certainly not a hot-pink Jones clone. Strachan is the freshest and funniest writer to enter this genre since Lisa Jewell... and this is full of laugh-out-loud moments * Booksellers choice (Waterstones) The Bookseller * . . . for the romantic of heart * Elle magazine on THE RELUCTANT LANDLADY * Bernadette Strachan has ticked all the boxes for her debut novel. . . True love and a happy-ever-after ending? Well, that would be telling * Heat magazine on THE RELUCTANT LANDLADY * '[The] characters are wonderfully written and full of life, and kept me laughing throughout. The plot races along with lots of lovely twists, and the ending is the perfect winter heart-warmer... I think I even preferred it to THE RELUCTANT LANDLADY, which I loved too.' * Fiona Walker * 'Really the most tremendous fun... I love the style, affectionately humorous at times, tongue-in-cheek, and then poignantly astute. Highly recommended.' * Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading.co.uk * 'A book, which like its heroine, has a heart of gold.' * Marie Claire * 'Fresh, funny and full of romance' * Company * 'It's official: the drought of fresh new chick-lit is over. Bernadette Strachan's second novel is entertaining and lively without a smug-married in sight - hurrah!...The sparkling language and hilarious scenes should keep you enthralled from the very first page... Heaven' * Heat on HANDBAGS AND HALOS *


About the Author

Bernadette Strachan

Bernadette Strachan was born in Fulham, London and now divides her time between Twickenham, Middlesex and Nashville, Tennessee. Before becoming an author she ran a voice-over agency working with many household names including Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Johnny Vegas, Mariella Frostrup, Kathy Burke and Harry Enfield. Bernadette Gaughan has written for many publications including Chat, Bella, Woman's Own and J17.

Photograph © Matthew Strachan

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2005

Author

Bernadette Strachan

More books by Bernadette Strachan
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.bernadettestrachan.com/

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback (b Format)
400 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340831984

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools