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The Hidden Cottage

Paperback edition released 01/08/2013

by Erica James

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of 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

We all hide things, some more than others...Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home in the village of Little Pelham, a happy, stable marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown up children to whom she's devoted. But appearances are deceiving; the truth is that it's all a precarious balancing act. When the family gather for her son's thirtieth birthday, Daisy, her youngest daughter, drops a bombshell in the way only Daisy can. Once again Mia finds herself cast in the role of peacemaker. It's a role she's tired of, particularly since her husband refuses to believe he's responsible for the problems they're facing. Not surprisingly, Mia longs for escape. For Owen Fletcher, buying the Hidden Cottage was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and provides the perfect escape for him. When Mia meets him, she must decide whether she has the courage to do something for herself for a change. And if she does, can she ever go back to the life of compromise she had before?

About This Edition

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
Primary Genre Family Drama
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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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