THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK
A spellbinding story of love, community and the power of reading from the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture, and Me Before You, the worldwide bestseller
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT . . .
Alice Wright doesn’t love her new American husband.
Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky.
Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O’Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable.
But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she’s found will be lost . . .
‘A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes’ wonderful way with romance. Delightful’ The Times
‘Beautiful, special . . . with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!’ Liane Moriarty
‘Inspiring and wildly romantic’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year
‘Her best book yet. It’s a romance – but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading’ Grazia
‘Epic’ David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day
England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare – daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget. Margery’s on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost – and she needs Alice’s help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship – and a life to call their own.
|Dimensions||19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm|
1st paperback ed
General – Trade / Code: K
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