To Have and to Hold (Paperback)Helen Chandler (author)
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From the outside, Ella has the happy marriage, the cute kids and the comfortable home - inside, she craves something more. But giving in to temptation will stir up a whole heap of trouble . . .
Imogen's relationship with Pete was once fun and carefree but since they've become parents, everything is different. Then an accident provides the catalyst for a life-changing decision.
Fifteen-year-old Phoebe is miserable at home and at school. And now her dad, who was always her ally, seems completely distracted by something - or someone. Maybe it's time Phoebe took a stand, and took control of her own life.
As Ella, Imogen and Phoebe contemplate taking the biggest risk of their lives, marriages, families and friendships hang in the balance. Should they take the leap, or will they risk losing everything?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 23 mm
This story about temptation and the lure of a different existence offers an interesting, often thought-provoking, take on the challenges of relationships and family life. * chicklitclub.com *
A second novel from an author whom I believe is a star of the future . . . a most satisfying read. * Lovereading.co.uk *
Praise for TWO FOR JOY * : *
This is a pure delight . . . beautifully handled with some unexpected, humorous and emotional moments, all thrown into a fast-moving plot. I loved it. * Lovereading.co.uk *
A page-turner that keeps you gripped until the end. * Daily Mail *
An enjoyable romantic comedy with some entertaining twists. * Sunday Mirror *
Charming . . . warm, confidently written, very addictive . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it * Bookseller *
A really impressive debut. The writing keeps you on edge and has you wanting to read more and more and more! Helen is definitely an author to watch out for. * chicklitclub.com *
[Julia is] a fantastic character whose flaws make her all the more loveable . . . The novel explores the vulnerability and strength that accompany pregnancy and motherhood in a distinctive way. * Novelicious.com *
This was brilliant, and I really did enjoy every page, I didn't want to put it down! Chandler is an exciting new voice in women's fiction, and this debut makes me very excited for what else she has to come. I hope you enjoy TWO FOR JOY as much as I did, it was fantastic! * chicklitchloe.blogspot.co.uk *
A quick and entertaining read with a number of twists and turns to the story that I couldn't have predicted and a wonderfully satisfying ending . . . Funny, insightful and romantic - an absolute joy to read! * onemorepage.co.uk *
A wonderfully written debut . . . Written in a lovely laid back style that quickly absorbs the reader's attention and provides witty, warm-hearted reading, with regular giggles and loads of fun, the story explores the complexity of relationships, misunderstandings and drama of first babies and second chances. * handwrittengirl.com *
I was drawn into these characters' lives instantly and I fell in love with Julia . . . The writing was funny and sharp and I found myself storming through this book as each chapter made me want to keep reading . . . it was really impressive and I cannot wait to see what is next from Helen! * lauralovelockbookreviews.wordpress.com *
A touching, romantic read . . . What a fantastic debut, I'm looking forward to her next release. * reabookreview.blogspot.co.uk *
A light-hearted . . . satisfying read. * The Lady magazine *
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