The general view in the village of Pitcombe was that Alice Jordan was extraordinarily blessed among mortals - lovely house, nice husband, dear little children and more than enough money. Why then, did Alice herself feel there was something missing?
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Joanna Trollope, a member of the same family as novelist Anthony Trollope, is a #1 bestselling author in England.From Library Journal:
In 1977 Alice Meadows marries Martin Jordan to escape her parents' seedy house and join his glamorous and prosperous family. Her painting flourishes. By the mid-1980s, Alice finds herself with three children, a plodding husband, and a picturesque house in a "much sought-after village" near Salisbury. However, she exists in an emotional vacuum and can no longer paint. Then the local squire's daughter, Clodagh, arrives to awaken Alice to passion and artistic rebirth. The women's affair shatters Martin and scandalizes the village. Eventually Alice rejects eveyone, including Clodagh, and decides to support her children through her art. Because Alice is so tiresome and self-absorbed, most readers probably won't care whether she succeeds or not. The strenght of several minor characters cannot compensate for the tedium of considering Alice's woes.
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