Author: Kinsella Sophie
Package Dimensions: 23x210x499
Number Of Pages: 368
Release Date: 12-10-2021
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you’ve ever snuck into. It’s been over two years since Effie’s beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold. When Krista decides to throw a grand “house cooling” party, Effie is originally left off the guest list—and then receives a last-minute “anti-invitation” (maybe it’s because she called Krista a gold-digger, but Krista totally deserved it, and it was mostly a joke anyway). Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. Her only chance to retrieve it is to break into Greenoaks while everyone is busy celebrating. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren’t just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Watching how her sister, brother, and dad behave when they think no one is looking, Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe—the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who’s still as handsome and funny as ever—and even more truths emerge. But will Effie act on these revelations? Will she stay hidden or step out into the party and take her place with her family? And truthfully, what did she really come back to Greenoaks for? Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she’ll ever be able to face her future.
Praise for Love Your Life “As close to perfect as romantic comedies get.”—Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner“A joyful, hilarious, and heartwarming tale of the challenges we face when we sign up to be part of someone else’s life. It made me laugh out loud and cry happy tears. I adored it.”—Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare and The Switch“Love Your Life is as warm as the Italian sunshine and full of fun: a fabulous Italian appetizer, like a platter of antipasti; a stunning, satisfying mix of romance and real life, with characters whom you will fall in love with and who will leave you smiling with joy. Like a glorious dinner party with friends, it kept me happy, warm, and staying up far later than I should so as not to miss a thing. I loved it! It left me wanting more.”—Jo Thomas, author of The Oyster CatcherPraise for Sophie Kinsella “Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes “I love the opportunity to escape with a Sophie Kinsella book.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult “Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing.”—The Boston Globe“One of the reigning queens of women’s fiction.”—The Washington Post
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, My Not So Perfect Life, Surprise Me, I Owe You One, and, most recently, Love Your Life. She lives in the UK with her family.
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OneI know I can do this, I know I can. Whatever anyone else says. It’s just a matter of perseverance.“Effie, I already told you, that angel won’t stay,” says my big sister, Bean, coming up to watch me with a glass of mulled wine in her hand. “Not in a million years.”“It will.” Firmly, I continue wrapping twine round our beloved silver angel