The Hidden Cottage

The Hidden Cottage

Book - 2012
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We all hide things, some more than others...

Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home in the village of Little Pelham, a happy, stable marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown-up children to whom she's devoted.

But appearances are deceiving; the truth is that it's all a precarious balancing act. When the family gather for her son's thirtieth birthday, Daisy, her youngest daughter, drops a bombshell in the way only Daisy can. Once again Mia finds herself cast in the role of peacemaker. It's a role she's tired of, particularly since her husband refuses to believe he's responsible for the problems they're facing. Not surprisingly, Mia longs for escape.

For Owen Fletcher, buying the Hidden Cottage was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream and provides the perfect escape for him. When Mia meets him, she must decide whether she has the courage to do something for herself for a change. And if she does, can she ever go back to the life of compromise she had before?

Publisher: London : Orion, c2012.
ISBN: 9781409130840
Branch Call Number: FICTION JAM
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm.

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LaughingOne Sep 07, 2014

Erica James has written another complex novel, full of well-written characters, possible events, intricate relationships, all portrayed with sensitivity and love, yes, love, even the oddest and least likeable characters. She introduces each of the main characters separately and we eventually see how they are connected to the other characters. She is a favourite author of mine.

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