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The Hidden Cottage

Author: Erica James
Publisher: London : Orion, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 only the way Daisy can. Once again  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Women's fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica James
ISBN: 9781409130840 1409130843 140913086X 9781409130864 9781409130857 1409130851 9781409135425 140913542X 9781409135418 1409135411
OCLC Number: 813859889
Description: 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Family life for Mia Channing has always been a carefully orchestrated balancing act. Her husband, Jeff, has always assigned their grown up children very specific roles. Jensen, the eldest, is the Unlovable Awkward One; Eliza, the Distant Smart One; and Daisy, the baby of the family, is the Special One. Mia's own role is that of Devoted Wife and Mediator. When Jensen makes a rare visit home to the village of Little Pelham to celebrate his thirtieth birthday, he brings with him his latest girlfriend and her daughter in tow, his sister Daisy seizes the opportunity to drop the bombshell that she's moving to Australia. It's an evening that marks a turning point in all their lives...Meanwhile yet more change is in the air with the arrival in Little Pelham of wealthy, divorced Owen Fletcher. His return to live in The Hidden Cottage, a place that holds special memories for him, forces Mia to confront the role she's played all these years and to take the risk, finally, of being true to herself.
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Family ties, secrets, love and guilt are woven together with warmth, honesty and wit in this delightful novel from Sunday Times bestseller Erica James.  Read more...

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A good book is a holiday essential and this one fits the bill perfectly. James is a true page-turner writer which is why she's a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. * WELSH COUNTRY MAGAZINE *

 
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