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The Homecoming

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Author: Rosie Howard

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749022228
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 19th July 2018

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Busy with life and work in London, Maddy has put behind her the trauma which caused her to flee the Sussex market town of Havenbury. Or so she thinks. When she's asked to help run the slightly shabby Havenbury Arms after her old friend Patrick suffers a heart attack, how can she refuse? But that's when the panic attacks return worse than ever... 

Psychologist Ben is sure he can help Maddy face her fears, but as he finds himself falling for her he is also struggling with a recently uncovered family secret that heaps uncertainty on everything...


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“Howard knits a cozy small-town setting with a cast of memorable characters, snappy dialogue, and occasionally dark undertones that keep the book from veering too far towards the saccharine … Fans of cozy settings, feel-good story lines, and a dash of romance will be eager to read whatever Howard has planned next for Havenbury’s inhabitants.”, Booklist

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“Anglophiles will enjoy Howard’s well-rounded contemporary, the first in her Havenbury series … Howard (Never Marry a Politician, written as Sarah Waights) introduces a substantial cast of characters with ease and successfully juggles the various narrative threads … This successful entry bodes well for the series.”, Publishers Weekly

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Maddy had every reason to leave the market town of Havenbury Magna three years ago, as you will discover as you read along. On returning with trepidation she goes and because she must, she returns to help an old friend Patrick who runs the local pub.
This was just so much more than I was expecting.
Maddie gets flashbacks and suffered with anxiety over what happened in her past, it portrays in many ways.
Because Patrick is unwell she helps to oversee the running of the pub. This brings even more surprises and problems.
There are loves lost to be rekindled......maybe. Shocks and surprises and occasional lies used for the best intent.
I listened to this on audio and found the narrator very good indeed and easy to follow.
This author can really tell a believable everyday story that you find yourself relating in parts to the characters.
A very enjoyable time I had them.ReadAlongWithSue Sue Ward

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  • The Homecoming
  • A Vintage Year

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