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Time For A Change

Time For A Change [Kindle Edition]

Erica James
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A vibrant, often humorous tale of life, love - and infidelity - from the bestselling author of PROMISES, PROMISES.

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Hilary had always thought she'd lived a charmed life. With a caring husband, David, and two lively children, she took an active part in both family and village life. Then, one Monday morning, Hilary's world is turned upside down. She discovers that David is having an affair. How could he? How could he put at risk their children and everything they have built together over the years? The question is, what should Hilary do? Turn a blind eye, much as neighbour Cindy has done over her own husband's various dalliances? Confront him, as her outspoken new friend Georgia suggests? Or perhaps she should throw herself at attractive newcomer to the village Nick Bradshaw...

Whatever happens, it seems certain that for Hilary, life is never going to be quite the same again.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0752883461
  • Publisher: Orion (23 Dec 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00374724S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 thirteen bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestseller, It's the Little Things, Erica now divides her time between Cheshire and Lake Como in Italy, where she now strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The second predictable summer read! 30 April 2011
This book follows the story of Hiliary who we met in 'A breath of fresh air'. Once again it's typically middle class style with the pretty chocolate box village, lots of busy bodies and predictable characters and plot. Hiliary is cobvinced her hubby is having an affair. It didn't take more than the next paragraph to realise he wouldn't be but you go through Hilary looking sad, changing her hair and trying to sample someone else before right at the end the actual story is revealed. Of course, this ends well for everyone. This focuses a lot on village life with silly dramas such as the shopkeeper selling 'raunchy' tights. The cliched reaction of the villagers is too predictable and you wonder whether these people actualy travel out of the village in their life time. Another holiday read that isn't taxing on the brain and doesn't have any twists.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather like an elongated magazine short story. 26 July 2001
By A Customer
I didn't want to put this book down. I felt sympathy for Hilary and could understand her dilemma about whether to confront her husband or not with the fact that she knew he was having an affair. Hilary's gut reaction was not very upfront and she kept relying on other peoples opinions as to what she should do.I found this part rather sad. I thought that this novel was quite similar to a short story that you would find in a women's magazine. The ending became predictable about three-quarters of the way through...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lose yourself in this.... 14 May 2006
A fantastic, "couldn't put down" book. Its so very easy to read and before you know it the last page is being turned and your reaching for another of Erica James's fantastic reads. A story that really gets you rooting for Hilary and makes you feel like you are right there living in the village too.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 25 Sep 2001
By A Customer
This book is the kind of book which you can curl up in bed with and keep reading and reading. The characters are so real especially Jessica. A sense of Belonging has everything a good book should have; laughs,love & a gripping plot!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great holiday read 18 Aug 2006
One does not go to Erica James for profound literature. That is not her target, which she has worked out and serves with great accuracy, and none the worse for that. This one fits into her general pattern of thirty-somethings with middle class lifestyles, good looks and no real shortage of money. The sub plot of MS is interesting and I am prepared to take other reviewers word that it is accurate. I got very tired of the character Kate, who is so beautiful that every man goes for her and so good. I just wanted someone to hit her, and I was not sorry when things began to go wrong for her, which was not I think the effect the author wanted. And her characterisation is weak and her actions not adequately explained.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complusive reading, Erica James at her best 17 Sep 2007
By M. Lugg
I didn't think the write up of this book on the cover did it justice.

The main characters in this book are just so real and likeable that the pages seem to turn themselves so eager are you to find out more about them and see how the story unravels.

If you're already a fan of Erica James you will know how good she is and if you're new to her then please don't deny yourself any longer, buy her books they are fanastic, easy reading escapism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time for a good read 23 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
The best kind of novel is one that captures and holds a reader's attention straightaway and Erica James' novels have this, often elusive, element. Some of the events are perhaps a little far-fetched but this adds a certain fun element and stops the story from being too intense. Hilary, the main character is the once happy wife driven to near distraction by her husband's secrecy and her own vivid imagination. She gets plenty of advice from family and friends, including Cindy Rogers who runs a health & beauty centre with her husband Derek- the local Casanova, Georgia, the feminist, and the indomitable Mrs Braithwaite - one gutsy pensioner. There are many strong women in this novel, which is at times, poignant but also very funny. Romantic comedies appear to be Erica's chosen medium but she also tackles serious subjects with great care and compassion, as in her superb novel Act of Faith, while still adding that touch of humour that ensures the reader doesn't get despondent. Time for a Change is probably the most zany of her novels in terms of unusual characters and carries on from her earlier novel - A Breath of Fresh Air -where we are first introduced to Hilary and her sister Charlotte.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book - easy reading - nice story 14 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Erica James books as they tell such wonderful stories if various characters and how their lives all mix together - as happens in real life.

I had previously read a lot of crime thrillers and needed a change - I have now read many of Erica James books and love them all

Wonderful author - give her books a try.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this so much I have just started on the next one!
A bit twee in parts. A good story and the characters were developed well. A good ending which was not at all what I was expecting. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mr. G.B. O'Dwyer
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Great read
Published 2 months ago by Macavry
4.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable read.
I enjoyed reading this book took me 4 days few hours here and there,second book of Erica James,other book hidden cottage was even better,got a few more of hers to read really enjoy... Read more
Published 2 months ago by milly mouse
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Having recently found Erica James, I am working my way through her book titles and I am finding I like her style of writing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by The cat's mother
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read from Erica J
All of Erica James' characters come across as real people, very believable. An easy, entertaining read, as are all her books
Published 5 months ago by mrs p moss
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
All of Erica James's books that I have read so far are very good. She is an excellent author and takes you with her as her characters develop.
Published 5 months ago by Kayte
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Spent the whole time reading this book expecting something amazing to happen... Just wasn't my thing. Bought it as a replacement for a book I borrowed and left behind on holiday.
Published 9 months ago by Danica
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I purchase all this authors books - I get really engrossed in them and unable to put them down. Superb writing
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. J. A. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I thought this book was amazing. I wanted there to be more! I really felt like I was there whilst I was reading it. Very good book!
Published 10 months ago by Sarah Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
As with all Erica's books, another excellent read. Problem is coming to the end, I always feel bereft but soon have a new one to immerse myself in.
Published 18 months ago by Dancing Bee
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