A Place in the Country

by Elizabeth Adler

St. Martin's Press | December 20, 2013 | Hardcover

A Place in the Country is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Fifteen-year-old Issy, and a newly-single mother, Caroline Evans, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. At thirty-eight, Caroline is coming to terms with this new life, even though she has little money and all the responsibility for the two of them. When she decides to leave their well-off lives in Singapore (and her cheating husband and his long-time mistress and powerhouse), she ends up living in an English village pub, cooking dinners to earn enough to get by on; meeting unexpectedly quirky people, and making friends. But Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline's dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her. When Issy, hovering in that limbo between girl and young woman, begins to make some dangerous choices, the stakes are raised even higher. A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY is filled with emotions that every woman will recognize as Caroline and Issy make their way in the world and do battle with those who would wish to see them lose their chances to gain their hearts' desires. Love and hate, blame and responsibility, deception and trust all collide in this novel that is Elizabeth Adler at her page-turning best.

"Adler's admirable heroine's ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers." -Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.15 in

Published: December 20, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312668368

ISBN - 13: 9780312668365

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from pure pleasure It is a delightfull book. I really enjoy this book.
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A Place in the Country

A Place in the Country

by Elizabeth Adler

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.15 in

Published: December 20, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312668368

ISBN - 13: 9780312668365

About the Book

From "New York Times"-bestselling author of "From Barcelona with Love" comes a new novel that will transport readers to a world of intriguing locales and show a home to where the heart is.

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chapter 1 Caroline Evans was having a day out from her rented London flat, driving through rainy Oxfordshire with her fifteen-year-old daughter slumped in a silent sulk next to her.They had taken in Oxford, “city of dreaming spires,” which seemed to have more traffic than a motorway in rush hour, plus a couple of thousand young people smoking and drinking coffee and hanging about outside pubs. Issy ignored it all but Caroline had fallen for the rain-slicked courtyards and the ancient colleges half-hidden behind tall gates that had been there long before Henry’s time. That would be Henry VIII, who, Caroline now figured couldn’t have been all bad, despite the six wives. After all, her own husband had had two, and that was before her.“A serial husband,” she had said doubtfully when James told her he was going to marry her, though she was longing to say yes because she was so besotted by him she couldn’t see straight, even with her glasses on.Forget charming the birds; James Evans could, and did, charm everyone. Caroline remembered thinking it was okay about the other two wives, she would be the last wife. That’s what James told her. And she’d believed him. She was twenty-two.Now she was thirty-eight and an ex-wife, with a teenage daughter whose name was Isabel, always known as Issy, who some days talked to her and some days did not; who looked mostly like her father; and who, Caroline suspected, was smoking. However she did not yet have a tattoo, or at least not one in any plac
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Fifteen-year-old Issy, and a newly-single mother, Caroline Evans, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. At thirty-eight, Caroline is coming to terms with this new life, even though she has little money and all the responsibility for the two of them. When she decides to leave their well-off lives in Singapore (and her cheating husband and his long-time mistress and powerhouse), she ends up living in an English village pub, cooking dinners to earn enough to get by on; meeting unexpectedly quirky people, and making friends. But Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline's dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her. When Issy, hovering in that limbo between girl and young woman, begins to make some dangerous choices, the stakes are raised even higher. A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY is filled with emotions that every woman will recognize as Caroline and Issy make their way in the world and do battle with those who would wish to see them lose their chances to gain their hearts' desires. Love and hate, blame and responsibility, deception and trust all collide in this novel that is Elizabeth Adler at her page-turning best.

"Adler's admirable heroine's ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers." -Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country

About the Author

ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of twenty-eight novels. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

Editorial Reviews

"Adler's admirable heroine's ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers." -Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country

"[Adler], known for featuring picturesque locales in her novels, this current work, largely set in the English countryside, has an earthier feel, and it's less about escaping and more about finding home." -Booklist on A Place in the Country

"As frolicsome as a champagne-stocked private jet, Adler's sexy, scintillating caper is a frothy addition to the Mac Reilly series." -Booklist on From Barcelona With Love

"A summer treat." -People magazine on It All Began in Monte Carlo

"As bright and breezy as a sun-drenched Riviera beach, Adler's taut romantic mystery manages to thrum with palpable tension." -Booklist on It All Began in Monte Carlo

"It all goes down as easily--and deliciously--as an ice-cold bottle of French rosé." -People magazine on There's Something About St. Tropez