The Secret of Happy Ever After
By Lucy Dillon
The unforgettable story of love, friendship and a bookshop, from the bestselling author of One Small Act of Kindness. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella.
When story-lover Anna takes over Longhampton's bookshop, it's her dream come true.
And not just because it gets her away from her three rowdy stepchildren and their hyperactive Dalmatian...
Unpacking boxes filled with childhood classics, Anna can't shake the feeling that maybe her own fairytale ending isn't all that she'd hoped for. But, as the stories of love, adventure, secret gardens, lost dogs, wicked witches and giant peaches breathe new life into the neglected shop, Anna and her customers get swept up in the magic too.
Even Anna's best friend Michelle - who categorically doesn't believe in true love and handsome princes - isn't immune.
But when secrets from Michelle's own childhood come back to haunt her, and disaster threatens Anna's home, will the wisdom and charm of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends - and those they love - find their own happy ever afters?
'Lucy Dillon's voice is gentle and kind throughout...perceptive and well handled. A heart-warming piece of escapism for long winter nights.' - Red
A perfect escapism for fans of Jojo Moyes and Katie Fforde.
Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria in 1974. Lucy now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.
She won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and is the bestselling author of three other novels, The Ballroom Class, Walking Back to Happiness and The Secret of Happy Ever After. Her fifth novel, A Hundred Pieces of Me, is out in 2014.
You can follow her on Twitter @lucy_dillon or on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Dillon/103494059724523.
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10 Nov 2011
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Fans of Katie Fforde will devour this latest novel ... Nostalgic, heart-warming and honest, this is a tale of love and friendship at its very best. — Press Association
A modern fairy-tale for grown ups. — Sun
A heart-warming piece of escapism for long winter nights. — Red