A Rural Affair
Praise for Catherine Alliott "Compulsively readable and highly entertaining." —Daily Mail "Possibly my favorite writer." —Marian Keyes ''A rip–roaring read." —Sun "Catherine Alliott has got it, that addictive blend of wit, frivolity, and madcap romance." —Time Out WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HUSBAND... show more
Praise for Catherine Alliott "Compulsively readable and highly entertaining." —Daily Mail "Possibly my favorite writer." —Marian Keyes ''A rip–roaring read." —Sun "Catherine Alliott has got it, that addictive blend of wit, frivolity, and madcap romance." —Time Out WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HUSBAND SHE'S LOATHED FOR YEARS SUDDENLY DIES? Poppy Shilling may have fantasized about her boring husband slipping on ice on his way to get the paper or contracting malaria from a mosquito bite, but she never imagined Phil would leave her so suddenly. When a freak cycling accident takes out her Lycra—wearing husband, Poppy can't help but feel relieved rather than distraught. But when a mysterious visitor arrives after the funeral bearing secrets about her husband, Poppy quickly learns that Phil was not exactly the man she thought he was—and she might not be the woman she thought she was, either. International bestselling author Catherine Alliott crafts an endearing and quirky "what if" story that will make your heart sing as you follow Poppy on her unforgettable journey.
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
I suspect this might be thought of as a "women's " book, but I enjoyed it.the end seemed a bit trite and "happily ever after ". but I recommend it.
The first part of the story sets the scene for the reader of the type of man Phil was and the relationship Poppy had with him. We get to know about how they met and where Poppy was in her life when that happened. Finding out more about Poppy’s own childhood we also come to understand why she neede...
Poppy Shilling never thought life would come to this – raising her two children and taking care of the household on her own, while her husband Phil is always off working or cycling or handing out his passive-aggressive lists of things for her to do. She starts wondering more and more if she married ...