Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 290 p. Previous Owner's Inscription. Ex-Library expected imperfections.
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As the child of remote, chilly parents, Cassie reveled in the exuberant chaos she found at the home of the Darlings— two boys, a cheerful father, and a glorious mother, Phoebe, who welcomed the lonely little girl next door into their family circle.
Now Cassie is all grown up, the editor of a highly respectable literary magazine, with a well-ordered life and a suitable boyfriend. But her beloved Phoebe is dying and comes to Cassie with one last request: Will Cassie help find wives for her sons, two gorgeous, sexy, but wildly impractical bachelors still living in their mother’ s basement flat?
Heartbroken at the thought of losing Phoebe, Cassie cannot refuse— but how will she ever find decent girlfriends, let alone wives, for the Darling boys? It’ s all very well for Phoebe to insist they are lovely boys who are absolutely sweet to their mother, but who else would see either one as husband material: Fritz, a handsome medical student turned unemployed actor; or Ben, a dreamy, soulful musician who is too “ sensitive” to perform or teach? Even Cassie, she tells Phoebe firmly right from the start, is "not" prepared to marry one of these bachelor boys. . . .
Kate Saunders has written a story about love and loss that is moving, wise, and wickedly funny.