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The Idea of Love

(2015)
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As we like to say in the South, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story".

Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love - until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writers' block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to.

When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate. In Ella, Hunter finds the perfect love story, full of longing and sacrifice. It's the stuff of epic films. In Hunter, Ella finds possibility. It's an opportunity to live out a fantasy - the life she wishes she had because hers is too painful. And more real. Besides, what's a little white lie between strangers? But one lie leads to another, and soon Hunter and Ella find themselves caught in a web of deceit.

As they try to untangle their lies and reclaim their own lives, they feel something stronger is keeping them together. And so they wonder: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Patti Callahan Henry's latest is so wonderful I wish i had written it myself. It's clever and funny and it makes you think twice about all your personal relationships. This is a huge winner!." - Dorothea Benton Frank


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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Idea of Love (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
ISBN: 1-4104-8383-5 / 978-1-4104-8383-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
ISBN: 1-250-04032-9 / 978-1-250-04032-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
ISBN: 1-250-09386-4 / 978-1-250-09386-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Idea of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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