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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it..
Newly single Caroline, and her fifteen year old daughter Issy, enjoy a mother-daughter relationship, which is at times fraught with frustration and despair, and yet, inevitably they have a deep and abiding love for each another. After her marriage breakdown, Caroline must try to make a new life for herself and Issy. When forced to leave their home in Singapore, they...
Published on 22 Jun 2012 by jaffareadstoo

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This is a romantic "thriller" written by numbers. Caroline, with her teenage daughter Issy arrive, almost penniless, back in Britain from Singapore after her divorce and in very short order acquires some best friends, three suitors and a decrepit mill, in the Cotswalds. Her ex-husband arrives briefly and disappears as quickly, leaving behind questions about some missing...
Published on 4 July 2012 by Jill Besterman


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it.., 22 Jun 2012
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jaffareadstoo (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Place in the Country (Hardcover)
Newly single Caroline, and her fifteen year old daughter Issy, enjoy a mother-daughter relationship, which is at times fraught with frustration and despair, and yet, inevitably they have a deep and abiding love for each another. After her marriage breakdown, Caroline must try to make a new life for herself and Issy. When forced to leave their home in Singapore, they travel to England, where they attempt to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. However, Issy is a tetchy and argumentative teenager, still coming to terms with being abandoned by the father she adores, and blames her mother for the breakdown of the marriage. Inevitably, Caroline, faced with the prospect of supporting the two of them, needs to find a way of making a living. They decide to settle in a quirky Cotswold village, and quickly immerse themselves in village life, where they begin to make friends, and set down some roots. However, with stability comes commitment, as both Caroline and Issy find their own way of dealing with the events that life throws at them.

A Place in the Country is a strong and emotional story which captures perfectly the mother-daughter relationship, and emphasises the need within us all for love and acceptance. Elizabeth Adler has brought to life the idiosyncrasies of English village life, and has combined this with an array of warm and witty characters. The additional mystery at the heart of the story adds a nice twist and serves to emphasise that life is never easy, and sometimes we have to deviate from our path, in order to get to where we are going.

Having never read any of Elizabeth Adler's books before I was impressed with her style of writing and the way the story evolved effortlessly. This is one of those lovely books to get lost in - best read on a sunny afternoon in the garden.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, 4 July 2012
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Jill Besterman (Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Place in the Country (Hardcover)
This is a romantic "thriller" written by numbers. Caroline, with her teenage daughter Issy arrive, almost penniless, back in Britain from Singapore after her divorce and in very short order acquires some best friends, three suitors and a decrepit mill, in the Cotswalds. Her ex-husband arrives briefly and disappears as quickly, leaving behind questions about some missing money, a mysterious powerful oriental lover and a second family. The story lurches from step to step, Caroline's eventual love affair is unbelievable and none of the characters ring true.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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I honestly can't remember it, can I have given it away?
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