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A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews
  

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An excellent author in portraying relationships produces one of her best. It follows battered wife Ayesha escaping her arranged marriage with her daughter Sabina and through a stroke of luck finds them lodging in a reclusive rock star’s walled Hampstead mansion. The two of them make a huge impression on the other members of the household and when her husband does eventually find her she has friends at hand to help … but not for long. Peopled with folk you really care for, this is a highly absorbing read.

If you like Carole Matthews you might also like to read books by Julia Williams, Marian Keyes and Tess Stimson.

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Synopsis

A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews

In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind her abusive husband and a life of pain and heartache. Boarding a coach to London, Ayesha has her sights set on a new life for herself and her little girl. Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. In all that time, he's opened up his home to just two people - Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays. When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees. As different as they may be, all these damaged yet loving people quickly form an unlikely bond. So when enemies from the past threaten their peaceful life, they will do whatever it takes to save their home and each other.

Reviews

'The perfect escape' - Woman

'Simply brilliant' - Closer

'Witty, funny and incredibly touching, this is perfect for lifting the spirits' - Heat

'Matthews is one of the few writers who can rival Marian Keyes gift for telling heart-warming tales with buckets of charm and laughs' - Daily Record

About the Author

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Carole Matthews by Mary Hogarth.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th January 2014

Author

Carole Matthews

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
448 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751552195

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