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Nicola Thorne

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Book Description

4 Oct 2010

A contemporary novel which combines the intriguing subjects of surrogacy and obsessive love.

Tina and Steve seem like the golden couple: rich, good looking with everything they could want except a child of their own. Tina is a very beautiful but temperamental former model, Steve a successful businessman with international interests, but he also wants to develop his stately home in the country as a garden centre and leisure complex. The lynchpin to this enterprise is Louise who, though not unattractive, is solid and sensible and has loyally and devotedly worked for Steve for a number of years, since before his marriage to Tina which came as a shock to her.

Louise becomes obsessed with Steve. Her wish to be more closely bound to him leads her to make the radical suggestion that she should be a surrogate mother to his much wanted child by Tina. The consequences of this offer and the effect it has on the relationships not only of the three people most intimately concerned, but also their family and friends, is the subject of this riveting novel.


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; (Reissue) edition (4 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006513662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006513667
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11 x 1.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,663,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nicola Thorne was born in South Africa and, after a spell in New Zealand with her mother who was born in Wellington, came to England as a child where her parents finally separated. She spent her youth in the North of England, where she was educated first at a convent school and then a co-educational school. After completing her education at the London School of Economics she then spent most of her adult life in London. She has made a long career as a writer and is the author of over fifty novels. For a number of years Nicola has been among the top most borrowed authors from public libraries in the UK (PLR statistics) and many of her books have been published in foreign languages apart from English. After fifteen years spent in Dorset, she now lives in Devon.

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Set in South West England, Nicola Thorne's latest tackles the emotive subjects of unrequited love and surrogacy which are handled tactfully by this well-established writer. Louise and Steve became close years before, whilst working together; Louise thought a relationship would naturally follow but Steve had already found Tina. Beautiful and elegant, but also temperamental and a hypochondriac, Tina is the complete opposite of Louise who honestly believes that it is only a matter of time before Steve realises he has chosen the wrong woman. Until then, Louise offers to be a surrogate mother for the couple, hoping this will bond her closer to Steve. The effects of this radical suggestion have powerful consequences not only for those involved but for their families and friends. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

'A STARTLING NOVEL WHICH COMBINES THE COMPELLING SUBJECTS OF SURROGACY AND OBSESSIVE LOVE – A DANGEROUS COCKTAIL OF GIVE AND TAKE'

Tina and Steve seem to be the golden couple: rich, good looking, with everything they could want.
Except a child of their own

Louise, solid and sensible, has worked for Steve for years and is convinced that he married the wrong woman. Her obsession with Steve leads her to suggest that she should be a surrogate mother to his much wanted child by Tina. The effect this has on the relationships not only of the three people most intimately concerned, but also their family and friends, is the subject of this powerful novel in which Nicola Thorne delves deep into some of the most controversial contemporary issues of modern life.

PRAISE FOR NICOLA THORNE'S RECENT NOVELS:

'"Bubbles with plots, counter-plots, mystery and romance"'
'PRIMA'

'"An absorbing novel"'
'ANNABEL'

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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