Folly, Paperback book


by Alan Titchmarsh

2.50 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Hodder & Stoughton General Division 
Publication Date:
06 August 2009 
Adult & Contemporary romance 


Jamie Ballantyne and Artemis King were never meant to fall in love. The feud between their families has run for three generations. But whatever Jamie's head might tell him, his heart will always belong to Artemis. After fifty years, perhaps it's time for the Kings and the Ballantynes to bury the hatchet. Then Jamie and Artemis start to uncover their shared past. What they find will rock the foundations of both their families, as a web of deceit and intrigue is ruinously exposed ...

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  • What a book, I read it in 2 days! Following the story of two families and covering the years 1949 - 2008, this book is full of many wonderful twists and turns and characters that will have you remembering them for a long time to come. Five young men and one young women begin what will prove to be a life long connection at Oxford University. The art work of Sir Alfred Munnings is at the heart of their story, and what happens between them all will end in a feud that spans three generations of their families. A feud begun with a secret and maintained by the hand of fate. There's plenty of hope and loss, love and regret, deceit and revenge and just when you think all is well a surprise is waiting around the corner.

    4.00 out of 5


  • A rather predictable time waster, as enjoyable as a cream meringue and good as a rest from heavy books. I loved the setting and the differentiation of the characters but I could see the ending coming a mile off.

    2.50 out of 5


  • Weak plotting and writing.

    1.00 out of 5


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