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Ten Years On [Kindle Edition]

Alice Peterson
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'The writing is wonderful ... Definitely recommended' Bookbag.

'This poignant story about love, grief and forgiveness is wonderfully touching' Closer.

'A heart-warming and touching read' Chick Lit Chloe.

'a read I really enjoyed, and one I really recommend' Chick Lit Review and News.

'extremely well-written' Shaz's Book Boudoir.

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Rebecca is happily married to Olly and content with her job at a glamorous London art gallery. But when tragedy strikes, she decides to move back to her childhood home in the country, hoping time will help her to heal.

Joe, born in the same country town as Rebecca, had a falling out with her a decade earlier. Now he's the successful owner of a wine bar, Maison Joe, and is breaking local hearts by dating a striking actress, Peta.

Rebecca finds living with her parents again a challenge. Nor is it easy to discover that Joe lives and works too close for comfort. When she sees him once more, memories rush back to haunt her, along with unanswered questions about the past. Why did they lose touch? What was Olly hiding?

Can Rebecca answer those questions and move on?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0857383256
  • Publisher: Quercus (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857383256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857383259
  • ASIN: B0074VPG7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I write romantic comedies with humour and compassion. Nothing makes me happier than when a reader tells me my book made them both laugh and cry. I enjoy writing about love and romance and my books always have the feel good factor, but I also like to take the reader to a darker place where my characters have to overcome adversity. I think this is partly due to my own life experience of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which I wrote about in my memoir, A WILL TO WIN, now republished as ANOTHER ALICE.

I have written four novels for Quercus. MONDAY TO FRIDAY MAN is set in the dog walking world of Ravenscourt Park, inspired by my best furry buddy, Darcy. MTFM knocked 50 SHADES OF GREY off the Kindle No. 1 spot and has sold across all editions 500,000 copies. TEN YEARS ON and BY MY SIDE followed. ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOU, my most recent novel, will be shortly published this September 25th 2014.



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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for your to be read pile Xx 9 May 2012
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Ten Years On centres around the two characters Rebecca and Joe. Rebecca is an instantly loveable and warm character who you just feel the need to wrap her up in bubble wrap and look after her!

When we first meet Joe he is definitely a ladies man but as the book progresses I found that each time Joe is around I was getting a little hot under the collar (as were most of the characters in the book!) It has been ten years since they last had contact but now Rebecca's circumstances change and she finds herself running back to her childhood home while she recovers, the last thing she expected was for Joe to still be in the same village. They are forced to confront their past which caused them to lose contact but will they be able to move on and start a new chapter?

I am sure any of you who read Monday to Friday Man had a tear in your eye by the end of that book, well I think you will have a tear at the beginning, middle and end of Ten Years On! I have not had a real weepy book since Me Before You but the old lump in the throat definitely occurs in this book but although it is an emotional read, I didn't find it really low and depressing. I was gripped from the start of this book and I think it is because it is such a touching and easy read which flowed at a great pace all the way through meaning I couldn't put it down hence the reason I finished it in one sitting!

The story alternates at times back when Rebecca and Joe first knew each other and then back again to 10 years later when they re-meet. I loved this as it gave the characters more depth and gave us more insight into the relationship between the two characters.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!! 10 July 2012
By Carol 'avid little bookworm' TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed Monday to Friday Man sooo much I downloaded this novel before I'd even got a quarter of the way through Monday to Friday Man! I wasn't disappointed. Alice Peterson creates like-able characters with credible relationships that evoke true feelings and emotion.

The story, as the title suggests, is about three house sharing friends and their relationship whilst at University moving to current day, ten years on. Rebecca and Olly lose touch with Joe because of events which are hard to deal with. When Becca and Joe meet again ten years on there are a lot of issues which need addressing.

Add into the mix Becca's tragic circumstances which bring her back home (temporarily), her precarious relationship with her mother, father and 'favoured' sister, along with the lovely Janet (old family friend) and Becca's brilliant friends and it's a whole roller coaster of emotions; equal measures of laughter and tears. I just loved this novel and couldn't put it down; highly recommended as well as this talented author. I've now ordered my third Alice Peterson book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad, heart-wrenching and optimistic 6 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had previously read Alice's Monday to Friday Man and really enjoyed it and I had been wanting to read this one for a while. I raced through this book. Although the subject matter is different, it tugged at the heartstrings in the same way that Jojo Moyes' Me Before You did. I felt the relationships between Olly and Rebecca, Rebecca and Joe and Joe and Olly were very well dealt with indeed. But always there was an undertone of why did they fall out? Why didn't they see each other for more than 10 years? The author did well to keep this from us until more than half way through the book, and it keeps us reading. Rebecca confides in her friend her difficulty in seeing Joe after all this time, but is persuaded to apply for a job in his wine bar. As they get closer, the past is finally addressed. Lots of misunderstandings are righted and they both realise that over the years their perceptions have been wrong. Rebecca hears Olly talk to her, giving her advice and chatting to her from far away.
I also liked the little old lady who went on the wine course and the valuable advice she could give to Rebeccca, even about love. Can the three main characters learn to forgive and move on?
This novel is an easy read, which pulls you in and doesn't let go until the last page. I will be downloading Alice's other books soon. Very impressed with this - it didn't feel like just regular chicklit but had some life lessons to teach us and dealt very well with the topic of grief.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look 22 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
First things first: this one isn't a romantic comedy! It's romantic, it's emotional, but it's going to make you cry rather than laugh, so if your Chick Lit tastes swing more to Bridget Jones than The Notebook, this one might not be for you. Having said that, it's still an absorbing read with some interesting stuff. The look into the new family dynamics of an adult moving back in with their parents was very well done, and Rebecca and her sister Pippa's clashes over settling into a different way of being family to each other were great. You are drawn into Rebecca's slow progress of getting back into living life and really rooting for her.

The flashbacks to university life added some pep to leaven the good but obviously not a cheerful grieving process. It wasn't hard to guess in advance the root of Rebecca's issues with Joe, but when the reveal did arrive it was an exciting scene. Possibly Joe could have been a bit more developed; there's perhaps not a great deal to his character than `reformed bad boy', but he's certainly still an appealing reformed bad boy. The eventual resolution seemed right and not in too much of a rush, which would have jarred a bit with the more contemplative tone of the rest of the book.

Reviewed by Gina Tredwell on behalf of Bestchicklit.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it"
I loved this book and it had me gripped from the start. I read it in about two days and didn't get much else done in the time - there is a positive to rainy days in!! Read more
Published 7 days ago by Suzanne Collyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read
Great book. Easy reading and makes you feel good. I am leanding my copy to my friends
Published 23 days ago by Christina Macleod
5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely read
I loved Alice Peterson's Monday to Friday Man and this book didn't disappoint either. A lovely moving story that I couldn't put down!
Published 1 month ago by sophie gibly
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Brilliant couldn't put it down. I don't know how she does it but every book by Alice is a great read and I'm always eager to get back to it!
Published 1 month ago by Looby
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice!
I really liked it. A very easy reading, the kind of book you can take for a holiday or read after a bad day at work. Lovely :)
Published 2 months ago by Filipe
5.0 out of 5 stars So very readable
A sad story with a happy ending, just like all romances are meant to be. Read this book in two days, and only sorry to be at the end. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gill-EJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving, enjoyable
Alice Peterson's book flips between university and her life ten years on. The formula works well and you find yourself caring about what happens to Becca, Olly and Nick. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sm Cresswell
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Best book I have read in a long time - read it in a day... Un-put-downable! Well done Alice Peterson
Published 5 months ago by tramen12
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written and boring
The author's style is dull and interesting for a start. The plot is really boring: the heroine, Rebecca loses her husband and finds out she's pregnant. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sweetlady
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten years on
Grief will never be the same again after this book, startling in the surprises waiting in the most unexpected places.
Published 6 months ago by richard m brown
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