Rural Affair (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Praise for Catherine Alliott

"Compulsively readable and highly entertaining." —Daily Mail

"Possibly my favorite writer." —Marian Keyes

''A rip–roaring read." —Sun

"Catherine Alliott has got it, that addictive blend of wit, frivolity, and madcap romance." —Time Out

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HUSBAND SHE'S LOATHED FOR YEARS SUDDENLY DIES?

Poppy Shilling may have fantasized about her boring husband slipping on ice on his way to get the paper or contracting malaria from a mosquito bite, but she never imagined Phil would leave her so suddenly. When a freak cycling accident takes out her Lycra—wearing husband, Poppy can't help but feel relieved rather than distraught.

But when a mysterious visitor arrives after the funeral bearing secrets about her husband, Poppy quickly learns that Phil was not exactly the man she thought he was—and she might not be the woman she thought she was, either.

International bestselling author Catherine Alliott crafts an endearing and quirky "what if" story that will make your heart sing as you follow Poppy on her unforgettable journey.

  

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Review: A Rural Affair

User Review  - Johanna - Goodreads

The situations in this book were a bit unbelievable, but the characters were entertaining. I enjoyed the authors writing style, although a few of the British words took some getting used to. The ending was, as expected, but still a fun read. Read full review

Review: A Rural Affair

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Poppy Shilling is in a loveless marriage. Her husband Phil works all the time and then goes out and rides his bicycle. He's constantly Lycra-clad which, is not necessarily a good look for him. He's ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
15
Chapter Three
27
Chapter Four
45
Chapter Five
57
Chapter Six
65
Chapter Seven
79
Chapter Eight
93
Chapter Nineteen
243
Chapter Twenty
253
Chapter Twentyone
267
Chapter Twentytwo
285
Chapter Twentythree
297
Chapter Twentyfour
307
Chapter Twentyfive
319
Chapter Twentysix
335

Chapter Nine
105
Chapter Ten
119
Chapter Eleven
131
Chapter Twelve
143
Chapter Thirteen
159
Chapter Fourteen
173
Chapter Fifteen
189
Chapter Sixteen
207
Chapter Seventeen
221
Chapter Eighteen
231
Chapter Twentyseven
351
Chapter Twentyeight
365
Chapter Twentynine
379
Chapter Thirty
391
Chapter Thirtyone
407
An excerpt from A Crowded Marriage
423
About the Author
441
Back Cover
442
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Catherine Alliott worked in London as a copywriter in advertising. She now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband a barrister and their three children. Catherine's first novel, The Old-Girl Network, became an instant bestseller across the UK, as did her subsequent novels, Going Too Far, The Real Thing, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., Olivia's Luck, and A Married Man. Visit www.catherinealliott.com

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