Trollope, Joanna A Spanish Lover: A Novel

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A Spanish Lover: A Novel

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Lizzie and Frances, identical twins nearing forty, have hardly marked a parallel progress together through life. Lizzie is confident and effusive, the mother of a large, vibrant brood, a successful gallery owner, and a consummate homemaker. Frances, on the other hand, is as elusive as Lizzie is accessible: She lives alone, operates a modestly successful travel agency, and has never had a serious attachment to a man. It seems, to her loving family, as if Frances is destined to move through life anchorless.

But all that changes one Christmas when Frances makes an impulsive trip to Spain. There she falls in love—and not with just any man but with a wealthy, handsome Spaniard who is both Catholic and married. As Frances blossoms with newfound independence and relishes her engrossing affair, Lizzie becomes detached from her home life, which ultimately threatens her marriage. Though Lizzie’s was once the enviable life, now Frances has come into her own, and the twins must reexamine their roles—in their individual lives and in the special, shared world of sisterhood.
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In Joanna Trollope's The Spanish Lover, Frances and Lizzie are twins, but the resemblance between them is strictly physical. Lizzie is married, a mother, the owner of a successful business. Frances is--well, people are beginning to worry about Frances now that she is almost 40. Instead of dwindling into respectable English spinsterhood, however, Frances moves to Spain and falls in love with a very married Spaniard named Luis, who, because he is Catholic, will never leave his wife. The repercussions of Frances's actions are unexpected indeed: as her life takes on new meaning and joy, the lives of her family back in England begin to crumble.

Joanna Trollope, a descendant of novelist Anthony Trollope, has inherited her esteemed ancestor's talent for storytelling. In this bittersweet tale set on the Iberian peninsula, she deftly maps the complex relationships that exist within families and the equally complicated relations between lovers.

From the Publisher:

"Some people are beginnning to measure out their lives in terms of the next Joanna Trollope... her novels, like family life itself, are built on the tensions between the illusions of permanence and the reality of charm"
-Jennifer Selway, Observer

"I love her wit, her benevolence, her resolve that in even the darkest hour a little light will shine"
-Vincent Banville, Irish Sunday Press

"Wise and warm, profoundly satistying as well as acutely querying... a perceptive chronicler of our times"
-Clare Colvin, Sunday Express

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