The Hidden Cottage

by Erica James

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LoveReading View on The Hidden Cottage

With characters just leaping off the page you can’t help but get lost in this well-written, sharply observed and bittersweet story of a middle-aged mother’s realisation that the life she has, while great on the surface, isn’t really making her happy.

Having spent all her life supporting her husband and family and always compromising herself for the sake of family harmony, Mia Channing is frankly emotionally exhausted - even though on the surface it looks as if she pretty much has it all. One argument too many and the arrival of a newcomer in the village tips Mia’s life on to a new, uncharted course that will take real courage to navigate.

Perfect for readers of Maeve Binchy or Cathy Kelly.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Hidden Cottage Synopsis

Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home, a happy marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown-up children to whom she's devoted. But appearances can be deceptive...When the family gathers for her son's 30th birthday, he brings with him his latest girlfriend who, to their surprise, has a nine-year-old daughter. Then, before the birthday cake has even been cut, Mia's youngest daughter Daisy has seized the opportunity to drop a bombshell. It's an evening that marks a turning point in all their lives, when old resentments and regrets surface and the carefully ordered world Mia has created begins to unravel.

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ISBN: 9781409135418
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409130840
Publication date: 14/02/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409135418
Publication date: 1st August 2013
Author: Erica James
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Erica James

With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion. The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestseller, Promises, Promises. Erica now divides her time between ...

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