A married mother of two grown children, forty-two-year-old Barbara Beeching embarks on an unexpected affair with a younger man at the expense of everything she has ever known, while Siena, a career woman in her mid-thirties, re-evaluates her chosen childless state in the wake of her husband's hopes about parenthood. 80,000 first printing.
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Honestly explores the difficulties of marriage . . . while at the same time depicting the difficult moments of motherhood along with the quiet joys." —The Washington Post
"Elizabeth Buchan spells delight . . . For well-done domestic drama, there’s only one writer for this reader." —USA Today
Elizabeth Buchan is the author of nine books, including the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and the prizewinning Consider the Lily.
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Book Description Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0058217
Book Description Viking Adult, U.S.A., 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 008932
Book Description Viking Adult, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 009367
Book Description Viking Adult, New York U. S. A., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Marfree, acidfree Fine 1st US Ed gift qual IS NEW; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours. ; 8.4 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches; 350 pages; \n\nFrom Publishers Weekly The separate stories of two women--one a career-driven late-20th-century professional and the other a 1950s housewife--are awkwardly juxtaposed in this third novel by British author Buchan (Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman; The Good Wife Strikes Back) . Thirty-five-year-old Siena Grant enjoys a life that many women only dream of. A highly successful fashion consultant with her own business, a magazine column, a book deal and an American television show, Siena is also married to a loving, sensitive man. She and Charlie live in a trendy flat and enjoy intimate little suppers. What more could anybody want? For starters, Charlie is dreaming of a country home and children--not a life that appeals to the oh-so-chic Siena. Meanwhile, in 1959, 42-year-old Barbara Beeching, a married mother of two grown children, lives with her pilot husband, Ryder, in a charming country home and hosts the most delightful little parties. Perfect partners, Barbara and Ryder survived the atrocities of war over England and now face the rest of their lives as Ryder thinks of retirement and Barbara thinks of. Alexander Liberty, a hunky psychiatry student whose passion for her takes her by surprise. The ungainly setup--the two stories only glancingly connect at the novel's conclusion--is partly mitigated by Buchan's warm writing and her realistic portrayal of the choices women continue to face, but this isn't quite up to the standard of her previous two outings. Reed. Bookseller Inventory # 21580
Book Description Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670033731
Book Description Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670033731
Book Description Viking Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110670033731