Spare Brides (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 13/02/2014
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Damaged and beautiful, they were the generation who lost so much and became 'spare brides'. This richly compelling and emotional novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks is the powerful story of four extraordinary women left to pick up the pieces of their lives, in the scarred, glamorous and endlessly fascinating post-First World War era.

New Year's Eve, 1920. The Great War is over and it's a new decade of glamorous promise. But a generation of men and women who survived the extreme trauma and tragedy will never be the same.

With countless men lost, it seems that only wealth and beauty will secure a husband from the few who returned, but lonely Beatrice has neither attribute. Ava has both, although she sees marriage as a restrictive cage after the freedom war allowed. Sarah paid the war's ultimate price: her husband's life. Lydia should be grateful that her own husband's desk job kept him safe, but she sees only his cowardice.

A chance encounter for one of these women with a striking yet haunted officer changes everything. In a world altered beyond recognition, where not all scars are visible, this damaged and beautiful group must grasp any happiness they can find - whatever the cost.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472205391
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wonderful book about a group of women struggling to deal with life after World War One. Bright young things and disappointed hopes, it is a heady cocktail of love, class and beaded frocks. Her most accomplished novel yet -- Daisy Goodwin
There are some seriously fab frocks in Adele Parks' latest novel. Dramatic and swooningly romantic, this is historical fiction with real heart * Marie Claire *
[Adele Parks'] love of the era shines through in this big romantic tale * Woman & Home *
A total smash * Heat *
Want a moving and thought-provoking book about love to warm you up for Valentine's Day? Set in the roaring '20s after WW1, it tells the story of four women trying to find happiness despite tragedy * Look Magazine *
You'll love the drama, the gorgeous dresses, grand houses and, in particular, the handsome but damaged love interest * Good Housekeeping *
A wonderfully absorbing tale of friendship, rich in period detail * Stylist *
A fantastic read * Fabulous Magazine *

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“Behind the glamour”

Set in1920's, this is the story of four friends: Lydia, Sarah, Beatrice and Eva. All different women with different lives but all with one thing in common, they are all trying to find their place in a new... More

Paperback edition
14th August 2014
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“Very thought provoking”

I'm not normally a fan of historical romances BUT I do really enjoy reading Adele Parks' work so when I was given the opportunity to read this title I jumped at it and I was pleasantly surprised. So much has... More

Paperback edition
30th July 2014
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