Second Time Around

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Macmillan, Dec 9, 2008 - Fiction - 289 pages
28 Reviews

In this latest early novel from bestselling author Marcia Willett, Mathilda Rainbird bequeaths her home to three unknown relatives: twenty-two-year-old Tessa, who misses her dead parents and brother but has learned to live alone; Will, a widower, who is drawn to Mathilda’s housekeeper, Isobel; and Beatrice, a retired prep-school matron who thinks the idea of living with her cousins is preposterous.

Deeply moving and utterly real, Second Time Around features the shining honesty that Willett’s fans have come to love.

  

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Took me a while to finish--lost interest but eventually did finish and was glad I did. Just have to be in the mood for this author, or at last I do. Read full review

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Took me a while to finish--lost interest but eventually did finish and was glad I did. Just have to be in the mood for this author, or at last I do. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. This is the fourth of several early novels that will be published by Thomas Dunne Books; her more recent novels include A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children's Hour, The Birdcage, Echoes of the Dance, and The Way We Were.

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