The Summer of Living Dangerously Paperback
by Julie Cohen
From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick Dear Thing, and Where Love Lies, a heartbreaking and life-affirming story about facing up to your past and finding out what - and who - you really want...Alice Woodstock has her life under control.
She's successful and she's happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past.
But when said past walks back into her life in the shape of Leo - the man she married too young, ran away to Paris with and who ultimately broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route.
She finds the perfect thing - a new job as a tour guide in a Regency stately home.
But as she immerses herself in acting out the stories of the house, Alice begins to see parallels with her own life, forcing her to confront her feelings about what she wants and, finally, live in the real world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755350650
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Review by mandolin
On the heels of two seasons of Downton Abbey, this was such a fun read! I don't often read chick lit, but this one hit all the right buttons for me. It was fun, it was romantic, and it was serious at times. The ending was a little zany and over the top, but like a good British comedy, I kind of saw it coming. If you are looking for something to make you laugh, tug at your heart, and deliver a happy ending, you can't go wrong with this one.