A Breath of Fresh Air

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Orion, Dec 23, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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After tragedy, how do you find love again? The brilliant first novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

Charlotte Lawrence, widowed at thirty-four, decides to return to all things pre-Peter, and that means moving back to the Cheshire village of her childhood.

It also means exchanging a clinical company flat for the pretty but overgrown garden of Ivy Cottage, and the constant attentions of her interfering sister Hilary.

Most of all it means Alex, Ivy Cottage's drop-dead-gorgeous tenant, with whom Hilary is determined Charlotte should find love anew, and whose charming exterior hides his own secret tragedy...

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Charlotte loses her husband and buys a house in the small village where her sister lives. Romance blooms, perhaps inevitably. Good plot and sub-plots, likeable people on the whole. I found the minor ... Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I enjoy Erica James's books for the characters -- I like how even the ones who at first seem like stereotypes or caricatures will, by the end of the book, be shown to have other aspects and hidden ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.

The author of many bestselling novels, including GARDENS OF DELIGHT, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, SUMMER AT THE LAKE and THE DANDELION YEARS, Erica now divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.

Visit her website www.ericajames.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @TheEricaJames

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