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But can Poppy put the past behind her and meet someone new that will make her happy? It is easy reading, but so entertaining. Don’t have a Kindle? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I began the year with a hefty queue of long serious books which I am still reading, but took a break with this light novel about a woman who finds out that her husband was having an affair before he was killed by a frozen cube of excrement dropped by a high flying jet.

With time on her hands, she persevered with the novels, which happily flourished. I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more by Catherine.

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q Funny and sad, and true. She is one of my favourite chick lit writers. Home is a rural spot on the Hertfordshire border, which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens, and dogs, which at the last count totaled eighty-seven beating hearts, including her husband.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Catherine has written fifteen bestselling novels and is translated into eighteen languages. Newly widowed woman seeks fresh start and village scandals. Funny from start to finish.

Book Review: A Rural Affair, Catherine Alliott – NZ Herald

Poppy Shilling may have fantasized about her boring husband slipping on ice on his way to get the paper or contracting malaria from a mosquito bite, but she never imagined Phil would leave her so suddenly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Poppy occupies herself looking after her two children, hanging out with her friends and trying to save money for a winter coat from her allowance Phil spends all his spare time on his racing bike – until he’s killed by a piece of “blue ice” which falls from the undercarriage of a descending aircraft.


Thanks to her quirky friends and her loving father, Poppy receives more support and advice than she needs, but she figures everything out, finally, on her own. Rueal for Catherine Alliott: That comes when she finds out who Phil really was and what he was up to.

Mar 14, Nicki rated it really liked it Recommends it for: These would be great to take away on holiday! I read the book over several days, and found myself looking forward to picking it back up and reading on.

Best friend Jennie and her family also catheeine drama and humour to the plot. Even with the downward spirals, Poppy continued to make me laugh as she made her catherinw through her sudden status as a widow, affar mom, and dating eligible woman. Not one of my usual authors. So we follow Poppy Shilling, a widow guess how her husband died. As the story progressed, the happier I was that a piece of it knocked Phil off his bike because his racing cycle wasn’t the only bike he was keeping company with.

The characters are interesting and there are more than a few laugh aloud moments, as well as some sadness.

Poppy has been kept under her agfair husband’s thumb and now, is learning to stand up for herself and become fafair own person.

I loved the characters in this book. Her human insight is also a key factor in her books.

I can only hope that she has a happy ending. I wasn’t excited to pick it up and start reading when I had free time,it lacked action. Secrets, danger and passion under the scorching Spanish sun. It isn’t going to win any awards, but there are parts that caused me to pause and do some thinking. Since I am still somewhat a newbie s it comes to English chick lit, I found myself using the dictionary every so often, but I enjoyed rufal my vocabulary is expanding!


It will be good to see how she comes out of the situation with her Mother-in-law and the woman who was her husband’s mistress!

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There are so many times that you can sympathize with Poppy, so many times you want to reach into the book and strangle her.

It’s hard to imagine that all of that all of the characters are fictional because the writing is so clear and so real. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I like the way her characters weave and mingle through the story. There were some very amusing moments in the story which I loved. Having never read any of Catherine’s books before I wasn’t sure what to expect. Poppy tries hard to be properly sad and grieving but she is happy to move on with her life especially when she finds out that perf Poppy Shilling has been fantasizing about killing off her prig of a husband for a while.

If you like Marion Keyes you will enjoy this book!