Twenty-two-year-old Victoria Brooke is getting married... Working as a temporary journalist, as part of her plan to find herself, Victoria is now ready to marry the man she loves with all her heart. Her fiance, Gerry, forty-seven, is a widower, who'd lost his wife to cancer many years ago. Though there had been many women in between, it was Victoria who'd captured his heart. It only took them 13 months to get engaged and now, with just a few months to go before the wedding, Victoria meets Gerry's son, James, and his wife and daughter. Gerry dotes on his granddaughter Ruth, a highly temperamental child who's causes Victoria unknown unease. Could it be because little Ruth is so similar in appearance to Gerry's late wife? Meanwhile her mother Lilly, although seemingly happily married to James, makes no attempt to hide her passion and desire for Gerry... Lilly had once resided at Gerry's residence, when he and Ruth had been married. Had Lilly harboured her passionate feelings for Gerry since then? And why does Gerry insist they all move closer? As the wedding day plans progress, Victoria's mother is eager to have things her way. Gerry, reluctant to even consider her mother's plans, insists on keeping things small and Victoria finds herself stuck between the two. To make matters worse, Victoria can't help feeling that Gerry's late wife Ruth is not quite gone. Instead, she suspects she's come back for a reason... Praise for Patrice Chaplin '... a surging intensity that keeps the reader glued to the page.' - New York Times 'Powerful romantic fiction in the tradition of Emily Bronte.' - Guardian Patrice Chaplin is an author, playwright, journalist and the producer of the BBC radio documentary on The Cabala in Spain. In addition to seven novels, including Harriet Hunter, Having it Away and Forget Me Not , she has written many short stories and plays for radio and television. She is the author of From the Balcony written for the National Theatre and Radio 3. Her novel Siesta is based on the years described in her volume of autobiography, Albany Park , and has been filmed.
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August 1984 : UK Hardback
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July 1988 : UK Paperback
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