Robin Pilcher, bestselling author of An Ocean Apart returns readers to contemporary Scotland, where the "simple" life has grown somewhat more complicated, but the shortest distance between lonely hearts will always be love...
Sometimes The Hardest Thing In Life...
Liz Dewhurst has witnessed quite a bit in her thirty-seven years: the birth of her son, the death of her mother, the waxing and waning days on the farm where she was raised...the sight of her husband in another woman's arms. Suddenly, she's feeling worn down and used up by the very lifestyle upon which she once thrived. Bitterness at her broken marriage has distanced her from her son, Alex-even as she's poured all her remaining energy into battling the development company that wants to purchase her family's land to build a golf course.
...Is To Live It
Now Liz must confront a few things, including the fate of the farm, her feelings for her ex-husband, and a trip to Spain that rekindles a fire in her she had forgotten existed. The Liz who returns to Balmuir is a different woman. Now, in the wake of a near-tragedy, she must draw on her newfound strength to make a difficult choice. To look at her life in a different way, standing tall, and...
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Praise for ROBIN PILCHER and STARTING OVER
"As the story comes to an end, all of the characters must make decisions that will affect the direction of their lives. After we, as readers, have come to know them, we can't help but care what they choose."
- Chattanooga Times
"Warmly written...down to earth."- Desert News (Salt Lake City, UT)
"Every once in a while, a romance writer like Robin Pilcher comes along with a story that is just plain fun to read, that introduces characters that are worth getting to know, and that isn't necessarily predictable, even though it may tell a story we already know on some level...it is not surprising, then, that he clearly understand the expectations of the romance novel. What is also clear is that Pilcher, the son, understands much about families...and he encourages us with the thought that, even in the worst of times, there is the hope of starting over."- Anniston Star
"Pilcher has definitely inherited his mother's talent...and his second novel should prove that he isn't riding on her coattails. His characters are ordinary people enriched by his quiet rendering of their lives in a tale [with] lots of emotion...Pilcher has written one of those smart, charming stories that leaves readers feeling content and very happy that they chose to read it."- Booklist
"Fans of Pilcher's first novel, and of Pilcher's writing mom, Rosamunde Pilcher, will enjoy this book."- Roanoke Times
AN OCEAN APART
"Warm and readable"- The Washington Post
"With...Scottish sensibility and captivating wordplay, Pilcher crafts a fine and fulfilling novel that will please fans not only of [Rosamunde Pilcher]'s books, but of Maeve Binchy's as well."- Booklist
"[Robin Pilcher] shares...a warmth that seems quite genuine, a real fondness for...characters, a reverence for family that's rare these days."- The Orlando Sentinel
"[A] long, full tale...AN OCEAN APART is told by a born storyteller."- The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Pilcher's Scotland [is] peopled with faithful retainers, loyal workers, doughty veterans, cricketers, and dog lovers....It's a land Pilcher knows intimately." -Los Angeles Times
"AN OCEAN APART engages you from the start...the plot benefits from a nice touch of humor. A good easy read."- Greensboro News & Record
"Pilcher...writes of family and friends, love and death, grief and recovery with every bit as much insight and meticulous detail as...celebrated novelist Rosamunde Pilcher....Highly recommended."- Library Journal
"Rosamunde's fans will not be disappointed...An enjoyable read."- Chattanooga Times
"A fast, easy read with the happy ending the reader wants." -The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Robin Pilcher has spent too long behind the scenes. Pilcher has worked as a farmer, assistant film cameraman, and PR consultant, and is the child of bestselling novelist Rosamunde Pilcher. An Ocean Apart, Robin Pilcher's first novel, was a New York Times bestseller and a favorite among Pilcher fans, old and new.
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312983417