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Warm, funny and endearing
on 13 October 2009
I have a secret love for Jilly Cooper novels which started in my teens when I devoured as many as I could get my hands on. Many of them appeal to old fashioned romantic ideals and I like the formula - Girl meets devastatingly handsome boy, boy rejects girl, girl is heartbroken, girl looks for love elsewhere, Mr handsome realises his mistake, happy ending (although not always the one you think is coming)!
Harriet is a warm, funny and endearing tale of a shy student who is forced to leave University to take on a job as a nanny for the children of a temperamental older man. Left in the middle of nowhere with 2 children, a baby and a naughty dog to look after she struggles to cope with her new life.
This is a charming story that has made me laugh and cry every time I have read it.