Caroline Upcher Down by the Water

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Down by the Water

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High-powered real-estate agent Hope Collins-Calder is beginning to lose control of her life, but a new British nanny might be the key to her sanity and happiness. Reprint.

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Caroline Upcher has worked in film, publishing, and journalism. She is the author of Falling for Mr. Wrong, The Visitor's Book, and Grace and Favor. She wrote two novels pseudonymously as Carly McIntyre (Next of Kin and Saskia) as well as Naomi Campbell's novel, Swan. Formerly of London, she now lives in Amagansett, New York.

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Upcher's lovers are all star-crossed in this with-it, literate sitcom about who's right for whom. Hope Collins, a high-powered Hamptons real estate agent, is married to husband number two, the helpless/hopeless but charming British Eddie Calder, an editor at a New York publishing house and the father of baby Booty. Hope has two older children eight-year-old Harry and six-year-old Coco by her bounder ex-husband, Craig, now a hotshot Hollywood producer. She still carries a torch for this stinker, who butters her up only so she'll come baby-sit the kids on the rare occasions they see him. Feeling the need for a Mary Poppins to set all right, Hope requires Eddie to find one, and his sister sends along 47-year-old Annabel Quick. Annabel has the training but hasn't worked as a nanny for years; her plan is to come to the U.S. to escape the shambles of her personal life in England. Will she straighten out the disastrous Collins-Calder household and find time for a bit of romance herself? This work is charming, if a bit light, with gentle befuddlement standing in for suspense. Though initially Hope seems to be quite the empty career woman, she grows on the reader, and the kids add a realistic dimension, as do in-law and co-worker problems. While Upcher's characters take a ridiculous amount of time to come to the obvious conclusions, this is still an entertaining ride. (June)
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