Find out what inspires Harriet Evans.
The Love of Her Life Paperback – 1 Jul 2008
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Praise for The Love of Her Life:
‘Brilliantly observed and emotionally charged’ Daily Mirror
‘A top holiday holiday read.’ Closer
‘A blissfully entertaining read’ Woman and Home
Praise for Harriet Evans:
‘Enchanting’ Jilly Cooper
‘Fabulous…I loved it’ Sophie Kinsella
A joy from start to finish – sharp, funny and modern as well as warm, cuddly and nostalgic’ Fiona Walker.
‘A gorgeously feel-good book to snuggle up with in front of the fire’ Heat
A lovely, funny heart-warmer…Evans’ heightened comic style and loveable characters make it effortlessly readable’
‘Events and characters fairly leap off the page in this touching, engrossing and convincing novel. It’s a rollicking ride of joy, disappointment and self-discovery, which you’ll want to devour in one sitting’ Daily Telegraph
‘Will warm you up like a brandy on a winter’s night…witty, entertaining, self-reflective and full of characters you’ll grow to love’ Heat
Like every woman, Kate thought she’d never meet the love of her life...Until she did. But are they destined to be together?
Kate Miller has lived in New York for three long years. Now, with her father ill, it's time to come home and face everything she left behind ...
Her friends: Zoe and Francesca, bound to her forever as a result of one day when life changed for them all.
Her family: her adored father and his much younger wife.
The job she abandoned on a glossy women's magazine.
And, the man she thought was the love of her life, whose heart she has broken.
What really happened before Kate left London? And can she pick up the pieces and allow herself to love life again?
A modern day love story jam-packed with humour, hurt, hope and happiness - so unputdownable you'll cancel your Friday night out to keep reading.
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Top Customer Reviews
Kate is living in New York & running from her past. Something made her flee her former life in London three years ago, and The Love of Her Life takes you back to find out why. The flashbacks to 'This Life' era London are brilliantly done - they start as light nostalgia for those post-university entry level job days & before long you're utterly gripped as you race to the end to find out what went so horribly wrong.
Despite Evans's trademark humour, it's a heartwrenching read at times, so thank goodness for the happy (but not implausible) ending. I'm putting her next novel on pre-order right now.
I raced through the first half of The Love of Her Life, desperate to understand Kate, and to get to the bottom of the mystery around the tragedy that had made her run away to a new life in Manhattan. Harriet Evans does this part of the novel masterfully, keeping the reader on tenterhooks, switching cleverly between the past and the present, so you keep wondering all the time how, why, when??? It is edge of the bed stuff - I actually exclaimed out loud when I found out the big crisis event that changed all the characters lives.
The book has all the ingredients you want from classy commercial fiction - the lightness of touch, the evocation of place (you can smell the seasons in The Love of Her Life), the emotional core of deep friendships that stand up to everything life throws at them, and of course a man you are desperate for your heroine to love and be with. But the best thing in this novel is Kate, the heroine herself. This is where you discover more wisdom, experience and deftness of touch in the writing. Kate is such an adorable and believable mixture of insecurity and vulnerabilities whilst clearly being one of the most loveable, clever people around. You want to be her friend and once you meet her you are on her side and that is where you stay for the rest of the story. You laugh, you cry, and you believe in it all, because it is never predictable.
Harriet Evans is the true heiress to Marian Keyes's throne.
The beginning was frustrating for me, as you slowly get given some clues as to what went on and why Kate's in New York. once you get past that and the whole story comes out, it's so built up you actually gasp. Later in the book I was crying, and by the end I was smiling.
It's not the most original of stories - several books have similar stroylines - but it is well written, with a likeable heroine and several twists and turns. Well worth the read, and I'll be passing it onto my friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kate is living in New York & is try to escape her past. Something happened London three years ago, and The Love of Her Life takes you back to find out why. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karen Gooderham
If your after a simple read this book is worth a go. I found the storyline unfortunately too drawn out and not as good as I anticapated. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bubbles
The review on the front of this novel says it's "blissfully entertaining". Actually, no, it isn't. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ms. A. Brooke
Quite a nice change although quite choppy with the back and forth flashbacks of the main character. Some good twists but predictable endPublished on 21 Jun. 2014 by Mrs Natasha S Wylde
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to find out what had happened to Kate. I have read two other books by Harriet Evans and liked this one as much as the... Read morePublished on 1 Jun. 2014 by Carolyn Matthews
This was the second book I'd read by Harriet Evans and I loved it even more than the first ("Hopeless Romantic"). Read morePublished on 13 May 2014 by Janbie
The book is extremely boring and fails to progress do to lack of a story-line, had to give up after Chapter 10Published on 3 May 2014 by Mr R