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Lucy stole her friend Rose’s ‘happily ever after’ because she wanted Rose’s husband and Lucy always gets what she wants. Big mistake. Rose was the ideal wife and is the ideal mother; Lucy was the perfect mistress. BUT: As Peter’s interest diminishes and Lucy’s domestic responsibilities increase, Lucy wonders if the ‘happily ever after’ is all a big con. Without a maternal bone in her body she’s always playing catch-up in a game where she doesn’t know the rules and can’t understand what there is to win anyway. Rose is a devoted single mum: she fills her life with labeling school uniforms, organic vegetables and car runs for extracurricular activities. She’s an exemplary mother but the boys seem to need her less and less and without them she wonders what she amounts to. Her friends are concerned that her life is devoid of passion, romance or ven plans for the future. They both envy Connie, who is happily married and is effortlessly balancing two kids with a fulfilling career until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view at the school gates and threatens her marriage. All three of these women need more than blind belief to negotiate their way through modern life. Things can only get better...or worse. Or better?
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Adele Parks was born in Teeside, north-east England and now lives in Guildford with her husband and son. Her earlier novels, Playing Away, Game Over, Larger than Life, The Other Woman's Shoes, Still Thinking of You and Husbands were all bestsellers and are published in over twenty different countries.Review:
'Compulsively addictive' * Elle * 'Dark, funny and observant' * Cosmopolitan * 'Observant, sensitive and funny' * Closer * 'Entertaining and sophisticated' * Marie Claire * 'Deliciously down to earth' * The Times * 'Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail' * Guardian * 'Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end' * She magazine * 'She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining' * Daily Mirror * 'A wicked pleasure' * Woman & Home * 'A fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' * Daily Express * 'Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' * Heat * 'Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...shot through with funny, tender and observant moments' * Daily Mail * 'When it comes to fiction reflecting feminine issues, Adele Parks has her finger on the pulse' * Glamour *
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Book Description CB Creative Books, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1782920188