A Place in the Country

A Place in the Country

Large Print - 2012
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Caroline Evans has finally left Singapore and her wealthy, cheating husband, James, behind her. With her surly fifteen-year-old daughter Issy in tow, she heads home to England's Cotswolds. At thirty-eight, with her life severely upended, Caroline is struggling to make ends meet, though she is coming to terms with her new life. She finds great satisfaction with her work as a chef at the Star & Plough, and soon begins to meet people and make friends. Issy adores her father and tends to blame her mother for the demise of her family, but in general life is looking up for Caroline - until she gets word that James has either committed suicide or been murdered over what appears to be a Ponzi scheme. Love and hate, blame and responsibility, deception and trust all collide in an emotionally powerful novel about mothers and daughters, love and marriage, and the secrets we share and those we keep.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, 2012.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781611735291
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT ADLER E
Characteristics: 391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Oct 24, 2018

Ok story, good characters and it shows that a love between a mother and daughter can last a lifetime and be great friends. This book was an easy read but not all that great I moved on to the next one in a hurry.

Apr 20, 2013

* 1/2 stars. A divorced young mother of a teenage daughter buys a barn near Oxford, England intending to open her own restaurant. Her ex-husband dies of a gun-shot wound in Singapore, their former home. Was it murder or suicide? An unknown daughter of said former husband arrives on the scene. Sounds like an intriguing scenario, but for me the book fell flat and was far too predictable in far too many ways. Cannot recommend.

madison382 Mar 20, 2013

Enjoyed this book, went through it very quickly

branch_reviews Feb 02, 2013

Carol Evans leaves her cheating husband and nice life in Singapore to start a new life in England with her 15-year-old daughter, Issy. With little money and her daughter blaming her for the break up, Carol is devastated herself. They happen upon a kind village pub owner and his wife who befriend them and help them regain their self-confidence. Carol works hard at the pub and dreams of converting a nearby old barn into a restaurant. Just as she sees things shaping up, several obstacles come her way. A very interesting turn of events unfolds. Mother and daughter work through them all and their differences to become close friends. Reviewed by CP

Jul 31, 2012

Elizabeth Adler has done it again. Couldn't put it down til I was done.


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