A Rural Affair

A Rural Affair

eBook - 2012
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After the sudden death of her thirty-four year old husband, Poppy Shilling gradually discovers how little she really knew about him.

Sourcebooks Inc.

Newly widowed woman seeks fresh start and village scandals.
Lycra wearing cyclists need not apply.

Poppy Shilling may have fantasized about her boring husband slipping on ice on his way to get the paper or contracting malaria from a mosquito bite, but she never imagined Phil would leave her so suddenly. When a freak cycling accident takes out her Lycra-wearing husband, Poppy can't help but feel relieved rather than distraught.

But when a mysterious visitor arrives after the funeral bearing secrets about her husband, Poppy quickly learns that Phil was not exactly the man she thought he was—and she might not be the woman she thought she was, either.

International bestselling author Catherine Alliott crafts an endearing and quirky "what if" story that will make your heart sing as you follow Poppy on her unforgettable journey.

Praise for Catherine Alliott:
"Compulsively readable and highly entertaining." —Daily Mail
"Possibly my favorite writer." —Marian Keyes
''A rip?roaring read." —Sun
"Catherine Alliott has got it, that addictive blend of wit, frivolity, and madcap romance." —Time Out

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2012]
ISBN: 9781402260124
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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coroboreefarm Apr 05, 2016

I rarely read something that makes me laugh out loud, but this little gem had me in stitches on several occasions. Best described as "rollicking good fun", this is a perfect example of romantic comedy in the tradition of Jilly Cooper. Set in the English countyside with hilarious accounts of horses, book clubs, hunt balls, romances, sex and misadventures it will keep you intrigued and entertained.

Jun 06, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It is a light read, "commercial fiction" but really hard to put down. Quite funny. I love novels set in English villages, with lots of detail about life there; shops, cottages, life, etc. This one has a horsey side to it, as well. A good grown-up chic-lit / village cosy.


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