Another enchanting, romantic novel, following the fortunes of the characters from her bestselling Going the Distance.
Jemima Carlisle started by having a bad month – being made redundant, having nowhere to live, worrying about her bankrupt father.
Her decision to take up village life, rent a room in the local vicar’s house, and work at the local cafe did not work out as the peaceful life she had thought. The village was a centre for stables, with a couple of Grand National favourites – and Jemima hated horses for a very personal reason. And the enterprise of opening a local bookshop led her straight into village controversy.
The target of one group’s fatwa, the sharer of the vicar’s wife’s dark secrets, the piggy in the middle of a tempestuous relationship might have been enough for Jemima, but the arrival of her father with some new money-making scam, and the attempts by various local talents among the jockeys to alter her views on horse-racing, made her realise that one should never jump to conclusions.
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An enchanting, romantic novel, set in a Berkshire village, where things were never quite what they seemed – and jumping to conclusions was bound to end in disaster.
Jemima Carlisle knows all about this. Being made redundant, with nowhere to live, made her jump in to country life, open a bookshop, and rent a room in the local vicarage.
But it isn’t quite the peaceful life that she expects.
The place was a centre for stables, with a couple of Grand National favourites – jockeys as well as horses – and Jemima has a very personal reason for hating the racing world. Her bookshop becomes the focus of a village drama, the vicar’s wife insists on sharing her secrets, and one of the jockeys is very persuasive in his attempt to alter Jemima’s views.
A Christina Jones novel is a total pleasure and those who read 'Going the Distance' will enjoy meeting some of the characters again.About the Author:
Christina Jones, brought up in a circus family, wrote short stories for some time before being encouraged to write her first novel, Going the Distance, which became a highly successful WHS Fresh Talent entry. She is married and lives outside Oxford. This is her fourth novel.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6513433