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The best of friends
Joanna Trollope
Adult Fiction TROLLOPE

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Whittingbourne is one of those charming English towns where families live happily ever after. Gina and Fergus, Hillary and Laurance have grown up, married, and raised their children in the warmth of amiable friendship. But one day it all unravels as Fergus calmly leaves Gina to share his life with a young man in London, and Laurance nearly chucks it all to move to France with Gina in the heat of passion. Their children are devastated and beset with emerging passions of their own. Teenage Sophy, angry with her father, Fergus, for disrupting her life, is nonetheless drawn to him as a refuge from her mother's affair. But Fergus is not prepared for Sophy to share his new life. Sophy is also scared she might be pregnant after a furtive encounter with young George. What keeps the predictable plot from dissolving into just another British suburban soap is Trollope's (A Spanish Lover, LJ 12/96) remarkable talent for character development. Entertaining, engaging, and literate, this is highly recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/98.]ÄSusan Clifford, Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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