The warm and enchanting new novel from the bestselling author of `Going Home'.
Laura Foster was a hopeless romantic. It was her greatest character flaw, for it was the one thing that genuinely got her into trouble...
Her friends know it, her parents know it - even Laura acknowledges she lives either with her head in the clouds or buried in a romantic novel. But what's wrong with seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses, even if it's not delivered her a real-life dashing hero yet?
But when Laura's latest relationship ends in disaster rather than a glorious sunset, she swears off men, and particularly hopeless romantic fantasies, for good. With her life in tatters around her, she foolishly agrees to go on holiday with her parents and grandmother (combined age nearly 200...).
After a few days of traipsing round Norfolk craft shops and National Trust properties, Laura's ready to tear her hair out. And then she meets prickly but sexy Nick, estate manager at Chartley Hall, one of the country's greatest stately homes. She swiftly finds she shares more than just a sense of humour with him - in fact, she starts to think she could fall for him.
But is Nick all he seems? Or has Laura got it wrong again? Will he be the one who makes her enter the convent permanently or is he The One who could thaw her frozen heart?
Praise for `Going Home':
`Enchanting.' Jilly Cooper
`Fabulous...I loved it.' Sophie Kinsella
`A joy from start to finish - sharp, funny and modern as well as warm, cuddly and nostalgic.' Fiona Walker.
`An excellent comedy.' Sainsbury's Magazine.
`'Where's all the passion, romance and comedy we love gone? Enter Harriet Evans and not before time. A gorgeously feel-good book to snuggle up with in front of the fire, about a girl going home to her bonkers family in time for Christmas.' Heat
`A lovely, funny heart-warmer...Evans' heightened comic style and loveable characters make it effortlessly readable.' Marie Claire
`Few debut novels are set to make such an impact as this.' Daily Mirror
Harriet Evans works in publishing as an editor, when she is not writing books. She likes old films, Liquorice Allsorts and the new cocktail she has recently invented, called 'The Harrie' (one part sloe gin to three parts champagne). Harriet lives in London, where she grew up.