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Jane Green, author the best-sellers The Beach House and Second Chance, follows happily married Alice who moves from London to the USA only to discover that her life is not as fairy-tale as it seems in Spellbound.

Alice has everything. So why isn't she happy?

After all, she has a handsome husband, a gorgeous home and membership of London's most exclusive clubs. Okay, Joe can't keep his hands to himself - but she got what she wanted, didn't she?

When Joe's indiscretions force a transfer to New York, Alice hopes it'll be a fresh start. And when they find a beautiful old house in Connecticut she is overjoyed. For a while Alice and Joe are as happy as newlyweds.

But then the late nights and unexplained absences start. Alice is desperate to give her marriage a fairy tale ending. What should she do? Stay and fight for Joe? Or try to break the spell he's cast over her?

'Will have you hungrily turning page after page' Heat

'Green whips up a sparkling morality tale that points the finger at bad boys and low-rent romance' Independent

'Her books are just damn readable' Glamour

Jane Green's novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the USA), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Straight Talking, The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Mr. Maybe, and Bookends, are as moving as they are funny and have achieved best-seller status internationally. Spellbound is published in the USA as To Have and to Hold.

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Jane Green's sixth novel has a touch of Pygmalion about it. Alice Chambers, the heroine of Spellbound was known as "wallpaper" at school a "shy, mousy girl" who tended to disappear into the background. As an adult she runs a successful catering company but things remain pretty much the same. That is until Joe Mitchell, a crush from Alice's teenage years, decides to make her his fair lady: "with a diet, a decent hairdresser and a new wardrobe she'd be a whole new woman by the time he'd finished with her"--and, yes, you can grit your teeth at this very un-feminist idea! Joe works hard and earns lots of money, Alice has a lovely house and enviable clothes, and they both live happily ever after.

No of course they don't. Alice soon realises that "Joe is not the knight in shining armour she had once thought", largely due to his serial philandering. When his affair with a coworker is discovered, he is forced by his company to move to New York, and Alice goes too. It is at this point, in their new country home, that Alice is forced to face up to all that is wrong with her life. Feeling "quite happy" is no longer good enough, nor is staying with a man who "loves his wife", but who "is addicted to having affairs". It's time for Alice to pursue her own dreams, no matter how painful the process. Spellbound is an old fashioned story of metamorphosis, but told with the modern economy and wit that is Jane Green's trademark. --Eithne Farry

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Spellbound, Jane Green, Jane Green, author the best-sellers The Beach House and Second Chance, follows happily married Alice who moves from London to the USA only to discover that her life is not as fairy-tale as it seems in Spellbound. Alice has everything. So why isn't she happy? After all, she has a handsome husband, a gorgeous home and membership of London's most exclusive clubs. Okay, Joe can't keep his hands to himself - but she got what she wanted, didn't she? When Joe's indiscretions force a transfer to New York, Alice hopes it'll be a fresh start. And when they find a beautiful old house in Connecticut she is overjoyed. For a while Alice and Joe are as happy as newlyweds. But then the late nights and unexplained absences start. Alice is desperate to give her marriage a fairy tale ending. What should she do? Stay and fight for Joe? Or try to break the spell he's cast over her? "Will have you hungrily turning page after page". (Heat). "Green whips up a sparkling morality tale that points the finger at bad boys and low-rent romance". (Independent). "Her books are just damn readable". (Glamour). Jane Green's novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the USA), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Straight Talking, The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Mr. Maybe, and Bookends, are as moving as they are funny and have achieved best-seller status internationally. Spellbound is published in the USA as To Have and to Hold. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140295948

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