A Place in the Country
Fifteen-year-old Issy, and a newly-single mother, Caroline Evans, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. At thirty-eight, Caroline is coming to terms with this new life, even though she has little money and all the responsibility for the two of them. When she decides to leave their well-off lives in Singapore (and her cheating husband and his long-time mistress and powerhouse), she ends up living in an English village pub, cooking dinners to earn enough to get by on; meeting unexpectedly quirky people, and making friends. But Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline's dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her. When Issy, hovering in that limbo between girl and young woman, begins to make some dangerous choices, the stakes are raised even higher. A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY is filled with emotions that every woman will recognize as Caroline and Issy make their way in the world and do battle with those who would wish to see them lose their chances to gain their hearts' desires. Love and hate, blame and responsibility, deception and trust all collide in this novel that is Elizabeth Adler at her page-turning best.
"Adler's admirable heroine's ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers." —Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book, but I got annoyed with the Narrator. She pronounced "Jesus" with J sound not the H sound. The character was from Mexico. Once the wife explains to an elder woman (who said it was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nyiper - LibraryThing
I was more interested in the actual story line than in all of the emphasis on the love details but in some ways it probably helped to explain part of the mother-daughter-grandmother relationships. I ... Read full review