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A Rural Affair
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141962740
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

A Rural Affair



Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair.

'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.'

When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage.

Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife?

But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . .

Praise for Catherine Alliott:

'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail

'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily Express

Catherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: A Crowded Marriage, A Married Man, Not That Kind of Girl, Going Too Far, The Old-Girl Network, Olivia's Luck, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., The Wedding Day, The Real Thing, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, One Day in May, A Rural Affair. Catherine's new novel My Husband Next Door is out in summer 2014. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.%%%Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair.'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.'When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage.Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife?But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . .Praise for Catherine Alliott:'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily ExpressCatherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: A Crowded Marriage, A Married Man, Not That Kind of Girl, Going Too Far, The Old-Girl Network, Olivia's Luck, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., The Wedding Day, The Real Thing, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, One Day in May, A Rural Affair. Catherine's new novel My Husband Next Door is out in summer 2014. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.%%%Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair.'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.'When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141962740
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the author

Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevereed with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days, she produced a baby with each book, but after three stuck to the writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot on the Herts/Bucks borders which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens and dogs, which at the last count totalled thirty-four beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her household have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognise themselves. The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton is her tenth book and first for Penguin.

Additional information:- She's scared of computers.- She's hopeless at reversing but always leaves a note.- She's better than she looks at tennis.

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