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Every Woman For Herself: This hilarious romantic comedy from the Sunday Times Bestseller is the perfect spring read by Trisha Ashley

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List Price: £8.99


Paperback: 320 Pages.

Published: 08 May 2014 by Avon

ISBN: 1847562825

EAN: 9781847562821

When Charlie’s husband Matt tells her that he wants a divorce she has to start from scratch. Suddenly single, broke and approaching 40 she is forced to return to her childhood home in the Yorkshire moors.

Living with her father and eccentric siblings could be considered a challenge but soon Charlie finds her new life somewhat refreshing. Now that she’s single she’s got no need to dye her roots nor to be the perfect wife and she can return to her first love- painting.

But just as she begins to feel settled, handsome, bad-tempered actor Mace North moves in down the road and starts mixing things up for Charlie in more ways than one …


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Brilliant reading

The last Trisha Ashley title I read and reviewed was a little bland for me but in this book she is back on excellent form - I understand that this is a republication of a previous out of print title but it was new to me.

Charlie is our narrator. She comes from a Yorkshire family with Bronte aspirations (her real name is Charlotte) and the author has given her a family every bit as dysfunctional as the originals. Charlie moves back into the family home following the breakup of her marriage and her accidental killing of her husband's best friend (the scene where she tries to recreate this with melons had me laughing out loud with laughter). Charlie has a scathing wit and a unique view on her family, her life and her neighbour down the hill. She also has the stupidest dog in literature. There is a romance or two here and the creation of that newspaper that appears in other, later titles Skint Old Northern Women.

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this book in one sitting and I recommend this way of reading it as I couldn't put it down. I chuckled and smiled all the way through and was absolutely delighted by the quality of the writing and the author's ability to keep the amusement coming. I cannot imagine anyone who enjoys romantic novels with a sarcastic edge and a bit of humour being disappointed by this one.

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