Another enchanting, romantic novel, following the fortunes of the characters from her bestselling Going the Distance. Jemima Carlisle started by having a bad month -- being made redundant, having nowhere to live, worrying about her bankrupt father. Her decision to take up village life, rent a room in the local vicar's house, and work at the local cafe did not work out as the peaceful life she had thought. The village was a centre for stables, with a couple of Grand National favourites -- and Jemima hated horses for a very personal reason. And the enterprise of opening a local bookshop led her straight into village controversy. The target of one group's fatwa, the sharer of the vicar's wife's dark secrets, the piggy in the middle of a tempestuous relationship might have been enough for Jemima, but the arrival of her father with some new money-making scam, and the attempts by various local talents among the jockeys to alter her views on horse-racing, made her realise that one should never jump to conclusions.
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Christina Jones, brought up in a circus family, wrote short stories for some time before being encouraged to write her first novel, Going the Distance, which became a highly successful WHS Fresh Talent entry. She is married and lives outside Oxford. This is her fourth novel.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6513433