A Place in the Country

A Place in the Country

Book - 2012
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"Fifteen-year-old Issy and her newly single mother, Caroline Evans, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. At thirty-eight, with little money and all the responsibility for the two of them, Caroline is coming ot terms with her new situation. When she decides to leave behind her well-off life in Singapore (and her cheating husband and his longtime mistress), she ends up living in an English village pub, working as a chef there to earn enough to get by, meeting unexpectedly quirky people, and making friends. But Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. Just as Caroline's dreams of converting an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to take shape, her chance at happiness is threatened and hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her. When Issy, who is hovering in limbo between girl and young woman, begins to make some risky choices, the stakes are raised even higher"--Dustjacket flap.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781250005632
1250005639
9780312668365
0312668368
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 25 cm
Call Number: ADLER, E

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maipenrai
Apr 20, 2013

* 1/2 stars. A divorced young mother of a teenage daughter buys a barn near Oxford, England intending to open her own restaurant. Her ex-husband dies of a gun-shot wound in Singapore, their former home. Was it murder or suicide? An unknown daughter of said former husband arrives on the scene. Sounds like an intriguing scenario, but for me the book fell flat and was far too predictable in far too many ways. Cannot recommend.

madison382 Mar 20, 2013

Enjoyed this book, went through it very quickly

branch_reviews Feb 02, 2013

Carol Evans leaves her cheating husband and nice life in Singapore to start a new life in England with her 15-year-old daughter, Issy. With little money and her daughter blaming her for the break up, Carol is devastated herself. They happen upon a kind village pub owner and his wife who befriend them and help them regain their self-confidence. Carol works hard at the pub and dreams of converting a nearby old barn into a restaurant. Just as she sees things shaping up, several obstacles come her way. A very interesting turn of events unfolds. Mother and daughter work through them all and their differences to become close friends. Reviewed by CP

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sissy32175
Jul 31, 2012

Elizabeth Adler has done it again. Couldn't put it down til I was done.

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