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Chances Paperback – 31 Mar 2011
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Praise for Secrets:
‘Secrets will make you smile, sigh and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places’ Sunday Express
‘…another surefire hit for Freya’ Heat
‘ This quirky novel is a lively holiday read’ Star Magazine
‘A fab read’ Closer
About the Author
Freya North’s first novel, Sally, was published to great acclaim while she was still in her twenties. Her subsequent books, Chloe, Polly, Cat, Fen, Pip , Love Rules, Home Truths, Pillow Talk and Secrets have all been bestsellers. In 2008 Freya North won the RNA Book of the Year award with Pillow Talk. She lives in Hertfordshire with her family.
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The story is about Vita, trying to make a go of it alone in Pear Tree Cottage after a messy break-up with Tim. Unfortunately she and Tim own a business together - a gift shop - so it's impossible to sever the ties completely. Elsewhere in the town, Oliver, a tree surgeon is still coming to terms with the death of his wife three years ago, and is raising his teenage son alone.
When Vita's pear tree starts causing problems - namely parakeets and wasps - it brings her and Oliver together. A second chance of love might be possible for both of them but will it be a case of once bitten, twice shy?
Freya North has a light touch but knows exactly what she's doing with her characters, and I enjoyed reading this very much. My only criticism is that the tension seemed to drain away halfway through as the outcome was already pretty clear by this point. I also found it irritating the way she switched from past to present tense intermittently, sometimes within the same paragraph. Overall though, this novel is warm and fun, with some great characters and I'd recommend it as an easy summer read.
Vita lives at Pear Tree Cottage and is getting over her last love Tim, but it is not easy as she owns a busy with Tim.
Oliver is getting over the lose of his wife DeeDee she was killed in a road accident and they have a son together Jonty.
Vita has a problem with her pear tree as it has a wasp problem so she calls someone in to deal with the problem and along comes Oliver. They don't hit it off straight away as they both see other people. But after a second visit they do hit it off.
There are lot's of twists and turns and you are just wanting them both to be together and sometimes you just want to shout at them - Really enjoyed this book.
The previous reviewer thinks Ms North should move away from a themed book but I love that she researches different subjects so thoroughly and can spin them into a tale that absorbs the reader on different levels. Yes some of her characters make you want to scream at them at times but isn't that the same of real life?..be so boring if we were all perfect ;)
I was hooked straight away and was unable to put it down until I'd finished -then wished I'd taken more time as I have to wait till her next book !....have already started re-reading 'Pillow Talk' which has been my all time favourite Freya book ....
It tells the story of Vita.....heartbroken and trying to live on her own for the first time in years.
She has left her boyfriend, due to his infidelity, but must still share a business with him.
The story is about how she takes a chance on love and what happens.....she meets Oliver and he is broken hearted too.....will their chance meeting lead to love and contentment?
A lovely easy read, for a holiday or just to relax and enjoy.....
It's fun, feisty, a little sad, has a healthy quota of sex, hopeful and happy. A truly fabulous feel-good-book.
For a while now Vita has been wondering whether she will ever be able to find the right guy for her and settle down, however little does she know that her luck is about to change. One day in Vita's garden at home her beloved pear tree seems to be causing problems for her so when she calls out a tree surgeon her path crosses the most striking guy Oliver even though they both don't get off to the greatest of starts. However over the course of a few weeks, things seem to be improving for both of them.
Vita still has to deal with Tim everyday but when Tim tries to win her back, things seem to get a bit complicated for them. Will Vita give Tim that chance that he's after or will she send him away. Will Vita get closer to Oliver in hopes of settling down, but will she ever be able to compete with the memories of Oliver's late wife.
Honestly you will be drawn into this story from the start, Vita is such a loving person that everyone just gets along with, but honestly the amount of crap that she puts up with from Tim shows that she is such a strong person. As I was reading through the book I honestly hoped that Vita would get that happy ending that she was after. Freya has such a beautiful way with words. Take a chance and give this book a chance, you never know until you read it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Freya never ceases to provide heartfelt novels about life and relationships centred around a theme, in this case trees (and grammar!). Thanks for two days of bliss... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Teacher Mum
It's all so true! I loved Vitas journey from her bad relationship to finding real love! Optimistic but lovely. It's all about taking your chances!Published 6 months ago by katieAw
When I first started reading this book I was not that hooked. I persevered and I am so glad I did. The characters developed, the story developed and I was truly hooked. Read morePublished 11 months ago by button
Enjoyed this book. An uplifting and heartwarming story with likeable main characters. A light undemanding romantic read.Published 12 months ago by Frenchie